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Child Development - SEND Childminding
Child Development - SEND Childminding

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Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings. This happens between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence yet has a unique course for every child. When working with children who have special needs, childcare providers need to realise that each child and each disability is unique. For example, a child with visual impairments has different needs to a child with behavioural challenges.

This course will provide an overview of the different development needs, the impact on the child and practical methods and theoretical concepts to support their development.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To understand the meaning of child development
  2. To learn how to maximise a child’s development
  3. To understand the impact on a child if their development is hindered
  4. To understand the meaning of SEND (special educational needs and disabilities)
  5. To learn how to offer guidance to children with SEND

This course ensures your practice is in line with the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 (the Act), as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014. It will also support your continuous professional development and enable you to keep well informed and up-to-date with current practice.

Should you wish to discuss your training needs based on the children in your care, please call 0800 774 787.

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  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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