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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement hygiene practices for babies in the home 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114415  Implement hygiene practices for babies in the home 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners wishing to acquire the competencies of this unit standard will be domestic workers, au pairs, baby-sitters, in-home child-minders working towards a national qualification and/or will be involved in minding children. Qualifying learners are able to practice hygiene principles for babies.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing and disinfecting / "sterilising" bottles and dummies
  • Disinfect / sterilise bottles and dummies
  • Preparing and disinfecting / "sterilising" nappies and / or toys
  • Performing the post disinfecting / "sterilisation" procedures 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner would have achieved numeracy and communication competencies at a minimum level of ABET level 2 or the equivalent. This will enable the learner to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Baby refers to a child 0 to 18 months of age
  • Equipment refers to e.g. containers with lids, chemicals, water, bottles, teats, rims, teat covers, dummies, bottle brush, liquid soap, salt, chemicals, nappies toys and microwave
  • Method refers to e.g. the cold/ chemical, the steaming and the microwave method
  • The appropriate method for sterilising / disinfecting includes but is not limited to the cold/chemical method, the steaming method using the microwave, the boiling water method
  • Necessary equipment for sterilising / disinfecting include but is not limited to the container for the sterilised items, bottles, teats, rims, teat covers, dummies, bottle brush, salt, liquid soap, bowl, microwave, container to boil the water, container to use in microwave
  • Equipment necessary for disinfecting of nappies / toys includes but is not limit to the container for the disinfecting solution, disinfecting agent, cold water, nappies, toys 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and disinfect/ "sterilize" bottles and dummies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prepare refers to e.g. bottles, teats, teat covers being rinsed, washed and rubbed with dry salt on the inside and outside. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various methods for disinfecting/sterilising bottles and dummies are explained with examples of each method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The bottles, teats, teat covers and dummies are rinsed and washed according to best practice in the home. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The teats and dummies are rubbed with dry salt according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The chemical process is prepared according to manufactures instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Disinfect / sterilise bottles and dummies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The bottles and dummies are disinfected / sterilised according to requirements of the method chosen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required safety measures are put in place for each method used according to home safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why a fresh 24 hourly disinfecting / sterilisation solution needs to be prepared is explained with consequences of not preparing a fresh solution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare to clean and disinfect / sterilise nappies and toys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method for cleaning and disinfecting / sterilising nappies is explained with an example of the method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method for cleaning and disinfecting / sterilising toys is explained with an example of the method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nappies are prepared for cleaning and disinfecting / sterilising by disposing of any excess waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stained nappies are treated according to requirements in the home. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Toys are prepared for cleaning and disinfecting / sterilising by rinsing with warm water. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The chemical process in prepared according to manufactures instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Disinfect / sterilise nappies and toys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nappies and toys are disinfected / sterilised according to requirements of the chosen method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required safety measures are put in place for each method used according to home safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why a fresh 24 hourly disinfecting / sterilisation solution need to be prepared is explained with consequences of not preparing a fresh solution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform the post disinfecting/ 'sterilization" procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hands are washed before the 'equipment/ items are removed from the container with the disinfecting/ "sterilizing" solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The items disinfected/ "sterilized" are prepared for storing and stored according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The chemicals used are safely stored in the applicable storing area. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be a registered assessor with the relevant competence at NQF level 3.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines outlined in the relevant qualification and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    An understanding of the implementation of hygiene principles applicable to the environment of the baby in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the process of preparing and disinfecting babies toys and nappies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the cleaning and disinfecting process so as to limit germ distribution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by planning the provision of hygiene for babies in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the parent/employer regarding issues that affect the provision of hygiene in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others as part of the process of mixing and disposing of chemicals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the provision of proper hygiene for babies has an impact on the health of the baby. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when providing hygiene for the baby in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information
  • Prepare for storing refers to drying the nappies and the toys thoroughly. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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