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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide safety and security for babies in and around the home 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114427  Provide safety and security for babies in and around 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 provide a safe and secure environment for babies in and around the home.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Implementing safety measures for babies during daily feeding activities
  • Implementing safety measures for babies during daily routine activities
  • Providing general indoor and outdoor safety and security for babies
  • Explaining and applying general child minding supervision 

  • 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 safety and security for babies 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 safety and security is provided for babies in a domestic, home- care and/ or child minding in home environment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement safety measures for babies during daily feeding activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Routine activities refer to e.g. feeding, bathing and clothing the baby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures when feeding the baby are implemented in accordance with best baby feeding practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with heating the milk bottle of the baby in the microwave oven are explained with examples of the various risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible causes of choking are explained with examples of each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement safety measures for babies during daily routine activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Routine activities includes but not limited to bathing and clothing the baby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures when bathing the baby are implemented according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct manner to prepare the bath for the baby is explained according to workplace procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety measures when clothing the baby are implemented following all safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct clothing that the baby should wear when starting to crawl and walk is explained with examples of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible unexpected emergency situations that could arise during routine activities are named and the way to handle these situations explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide general indoor and outdoor safety and security for babies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Indoor safety measures are implemented following all indoor safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible causes of choking are explained with practical examples of each way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Outdoor safety measures are implemented following all outdoor safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential causes of drowning are explained with practical examples of each cause. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and apply general child minding supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of constant supervision of the baby is explained with relevant examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reason(s) why any emergencies and / or irregularities are immediately reported to the employer / parent is explained verbally with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The term child abuse is explained and the way and to who it would be reported is demonstrate inline with accepted reporting structures and regulations. 


    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 
    Implementation of measures to ensure the safety of the babies during routine activities and indoors and outdoors in the home environment. 

    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 dealing with the safety and security of babies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the provision of safety and security for babies in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively so that awareness of the surrounding and situation is known at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the safety and security of the baby in the home environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with stakeholder when reporting unsafe and secure situations and any child abuse situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically in maintaining the babies safety and security. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as set of related systems by recognizing that the safety and security of the baby is very important. 

    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 made an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in language being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    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 
  • Baby refers to a child 0 to 18 months of age
  • Safety measures when feeding the baby with a bottle refer to e.g. testing the temperature of the milk on the inner side of the forearm, not overheating the bottle in the microwave, ensuring the baby is not lying down when drinking from the bottle
  • Safety measures when bathing the baby refer to e.g. ensuring that the bath water is the correct temperature, checking that the taps stay tightly closed during the bath period, topping up the water safely and rinsing hands after the baby was soaped
  • Safety measures when clothing the baby refer to e.g. ensuring all buttons are secure, removing strings, tussles and ribbons from clothing and dressing the bay in the correct clothing for crawling and walking activities
  • Safety measures indoors refer to e.g. positioning kitchenware correctly, not decanting chemicals in cold drink bottles, protecting the baby against sharp objects, preventing climbing on high surfaces, removing causes of shocks and burns, removing objects that could cause choking and suffocation
  • Safety measures outdoors refer to e.g. protecting the baby against sunburn, not leaving baby alone with pets and/ or toxic plants, removing strange object from the baby's environment and fitting the safety seat correctly
  • Risks associated with heating in a microwave refer to e.g. the bottle exploding, the milk overheating or the milk having hotspots
  • Correct manner to prepare the bath water refers to e.g. allowing cold water to run into the bath first, adding hot water to the cold water, testing for the correct the temperature of the water with the elbow/ thermometer
  • Possible unexpected emergency situations refer to e.g. the alarm going off, the neighbour calling for help at the gate, the electrical kettle boiling unattended
  • Correct clothing when baby starts crawling refers to e.g. babygroes, dungarees and clothing that cannot hook or slip and cause accidents
  • Appropriate clothing when the baby pulls to stand and start walking refers to e.g. to footless babygrowths, clothing that cannot hook, strings that can be caught during the standing and walking activities of the baby
  • Plastic items refer to e.g. to plastic bags, plastic covers over mattresses and plastic bibs.
  • Kitchenware positioned safely refers to e.g. to handles of pots and pans turned to the rear of the stove, cords of appliances not dangling and curly flexes used, containers of hot food, kettles with hot water and cups with hot drinks placed well back from the table and counter edges in the kitchen
  • Chemicals refer to e.g. paraffin, benzine, detergents, ammonia, bleach, and swimming pool chemicals
  • Poisons include refer to e.g. household cleansers, paint stripper, washing soda, oven cleaners, cigarettes and lead in paint
  • High surfaces refer to e.g. baby cot, open windows, window sills and stairs
  • The causes of shocks and burns refer to e.g. electrical appliances, burning candles, paraffin stoves, open electrical sockets, gas appliances, open fireplaces, bedclothes and curtains touching electrical heaters
  • Potential causes of drowning refer to e.g. open gates at the swimming pool, the swimming pool cover not attached properly, fish ponds, buckets of water and shallow standing water
  • Safety mat refers to a small rubber mat placed on the surface of the bath 

  • 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: 
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