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Observation, Assessment & Planning
It is vital that all practitioners learn how to meet a child’s individual needs and to do this you will need to understand the importance of carrying out effective, structured observations. In order to assess the development needs of a child you will need to know the child well and demonstrate this through observation.
|Study Time:||30 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 weeks|
|Entry Requirements:||None Specific|
To complete the Programme of Study you will need to pass the three assignments.
There is no formal exam and the Childcare Online College certification fee is included in the course fees. The Programme of Study is intended to meet the aims of continuous professional development.
- Prime areas of learning
- Specific areas of development
- How to observe and assess
- Planning to support learning and development
This course can be taken over a 12 week period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
• The course comes to you via our online Moodle platform
• You will get full tutor support through our system
• You will receive feedback on your assignments from our tutors who are all childcare experts
• You will also be given guidance through our Study Guide on how to submit assignments and access your feedback
• Postal assignments cannot be accepted for this course
• You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
• You must have access to the internet and have an up to date internet browser
• You must have the use of a computer for studying
To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.
All of our students are assigned a personal tutor to guide them through course materials, mark their assignments and assist should students have any queries. Tutors can be contacted at any time throughout a course by sending a direct message within our online learning system.
All of our tutors are childcare experts and have extensive knowledge in Early Years as well as Health and Social Care to give fantastic feedback and help to those learning new skills in the care sector.
Nursery Worker Income
The starting salary for junior or trainee nursery workers is from £10,000 to £14,000 a year, depending on age.
Qualified and experienced nursery workers can earn between £15,000 and £22,000, depending on responsibilities.
Nursery Management Income
Nursery managers can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year.
Deputy nursery managers can earn around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, and nursery room leaders may earn between £14,000 and £18,000 a year.
Primary School Teacher Income
The main salary scale is from £22,023 to £32,187 a year (£27,543 to £37,119 in inner London).
Full-time playworkers can earn between £12,000 and £20,000 a year. Managerial staff can earn between £25,000 and £30,000 a year.
The National Childminding Association (now Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) Membership Survey 2012 reported that fees charged by childminders ranged from £3.63 to £5.42 an hour for each child, depending on the area of the country.
*All figures are intended as a guideline only and were taken from the National Careers Service website*