Child Development – The Old Station Nursery Visit

PTDC0002

 

On Wednesday 25th November Miss Carlisle, Miss Chesney and Year 12 Child Development students visited The Old Station Nursery. The purpose of the visit was to understand what a typical day entails in  a working nursery, discover how children learn and observe different types of play. Everyone really enjoyed the visit and were surprised that there is much more to childcare than a simple ‘babysitting’ role.  Thanks to Lyn, Maureen and the rest of the Old Station staff for their warm welcome and interesting tour of a great nursery!


 

This is a relevant and stimulating specification to teach and study.

This specification focuses on the study of the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of young children from conception to the age of five years.
Students gain knowledge and understanding of:

• Pregnancy

• The needs of young children

• The roles and responsibilities of parents

• The social and environmental influences that affect family life

• How important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle

• Home economics skills (including practical skills)

• Human needs in a multicultural society

• Relevant technological and scientific developments

This specification encourages students to adopt a critical and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving. Students evaluate choices and decisions and become informed and discerning consumers.
The specification provides a sound basis for the further study of Home Economics and related subjects at a more advanced level.
Assessment Summary

Unit 1  Parenthood, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Includes short-answer questions, structured questions and extended writing questions  1 hour  (20% weighting)

Unit 2  Child Development (0-5 years)
Includes short-answer questions, structured questions and extended writing questions  1 hour  (20% weighting)

Unit 3  Controlled assessment investigation task
Controlled assessment  25 hours  (40% weighting)

Unit 4  Controlled assessment short task
Controlled assessment  15 hours  (20% weighting)