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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide a safe and secure environment for the grade R child in a home environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114417  Provide a safe and secure environment for the grade R child in a home environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 provide a safe and secure environment for the grade R child.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the grade R child for pedestrian safety
  • Protecting the grade R child against dog bites
  • Providing safety and security in the daily activities of the grade R child
  • Ensuring safety in and around the car
  • Ensuring safety in the play park 

  • 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 
  • The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to provide a safe and secure environment for the grade R child in a domestic, home- care and/ or child minding environment
  • The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, very repetitive and familiar, no generation of new ideas is needed and the person has no responsibility for the learning of others
  • In the context of this unit standard a safe and secure environment is provided for the grade R child in a domestic, home- care and/ or child minding in home environment
  • Grade R refers to a child 5 to 6 years of age
  • Safety measures regarding pedestrian safety refer to e.g. not allowing the child to cross the road on his/ her own, walking on the side of the traffic when accompanied by the child, instructing the child not to step off the pavement, reminding the child that the pavement is not a safe area and teaching the child the correct way to cross the street
  • Chemicals refer to e.g. detergents, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, paraffin, benzene, paint remover, thinners
  • Correct manner to cross the street refers to e.g. pointing out how the traffic lights and crosswalks work, why it is important to look left, right and left again even if the traffic light is in favour of the person crossing and even when the person crossing has progressed into the cross walk
  • Safety measures in daily activities refer to e.g. warning the child against playing on building sites, safely storing garden tools and removing possible causes of burns and electrical shocks, dangers around the swimming pool and applying sunscreen before playing in the sun. If the child is allergic to bee stings that safety measure is also included
  • Safety measures for protection against dog bites refer to e.g. teaching the child not to reach out to a tied up dog and/ or strange dog, teaching the child to ask permission from the owner of a dog before playing with the dog, teaching the child never to tease a dog or to stare into the eyes of a dog 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the grade R child for pedestrian safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measures to ensure the safety of the grade R child as a pedestrian are implemented according to road safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures necessary for the child to cross the street are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons are explained why places away from traffic need to be selected to play in. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of repeatedly telling the child not to run into the street when playing is explained with consequences of not doing so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The safest routes to the shops and/ or play parks are discovered with the grade R child. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Protect the grade R child against dog bites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures to be implemented to protect the grade R child are explained with examples of each measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct protective action when being knocked over by a dog is explained to the child with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dangers of disturbing a dog that is sleeping, feeding and caring for puppies are explained with examples of the consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of providing constant adult supervision when the grade R child in the presence of dogs is explained with consequences of not providing constant supervision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide safety and security in the daily activities of the grade R child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures to be implemented in the daily activities of the grade R child are explained with examples of each measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why sunscreen should always be applied to a child before playing in the sun are explained with consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of supervising the child when climbing trees are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The grade R child is warned against the dangers of experimenting with chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The danger of the presence of a gun in the home and the correct way of storing a gun is explained according to legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The threat to the safety of the grade R child when playing in out of order refrigerators and freezers is explained with examples of the consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Irregularities and/ or emergency situations are reported immediately to the employer/ parent in accordance with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure safety in and around the car. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safety measures that need to be implemented are explained with examples of each measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of checking that the child is not present in the drive way when vehicles are in transit is explained with consequences of not checking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dangers of putting the child in the same safety belt with another person are explained with examples of consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reason(s) for constant adult supervision of the child in and around vehicles is explained with the consequences on not proving constant supervision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ensure safety in the play park. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures to be implemented when visiting the play park with the pre- school child are explained with examples of each measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for a safe slide and swing are explained with examples of the requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why the child should be guided to understand his/ her limitations in the play park is explained with examples of each reason. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons why constant adult supervision in the play park is important is explained with consequences on not providing constant supervision at a play park. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The required safety measures are put in place for each activity undertaken. 


    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 sensitisation of the grade R child for pedestrian safety
  • A knowledge of the protection of the grade R child against dog bites
  • An understanding of the provision of safety and security in the daily activities of the grade R child 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when providing a safe and secure environment for the Grade R child. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in an attempt to provide a safe and secure environment for the Grade R child. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively, to be prepared for all eventualities when supervising he Grade R child. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the Grade R child when explaining safety and security measures the child must follow when reporting emergencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct supervision of the Grade R child leads to a more safe and secure environment. 

    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
  • Correct protective action when the dog knocks a child over refers to curling up in a ball and stay still
  • Correct manner of supervision when the child climbs a tree refers to checking that the clothes of the child cannot hook, ensuring that the branches can carry the weight of the child, guarding the child step by step while supervising the tree climbing
  • Correct methods to store guns and ammunition refer to storing guns unloaded with ammunition locked away in a separate place, storage for guns and ammunition must not be accessible to children 

  • 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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