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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide nutritious feeding for toddlers in the home 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114433  Provide nutritious feeding for toddlers 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 nutritious feeding for toddlers.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing a diet for the daily nutritional requirements of the toddler
  • Preparing the food and environment to feed the toddler
  • Serving and feeding the toddler
  • Performing the post feeding activity 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 
  • Toddler refers to a child 18 months to 3 years of age
  • Equipment refers to e.g. pots, pans, spoons, stove, chair, table, and bib, covering for the table, placemats, feeding spoon, plate and drinking cup
  • Correct atmosphere refers to e.g. a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, encouraging the toddler to feed him/ herself, avoiding bullying the toddler, a battle of wills and dealing with food fads without conflict
  • Good eating habits refer to e.g. the toddler feeding him/ herself, cleaning up some of the food spills, washing hands before and after meals 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a diet for the daily nutritional requirements of the toddler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why the employer / parent is consulted regarding the diet plan for the toddler are explained with the consequences of not doing so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A daily diet plan for the toddler is developed according to nutritional requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selected foods containing proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are included in the diet plan and the benefits of these foods for the toddler are explained according to nutritional principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the food and environment to feed the toddler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hands are washed according to hygienic requirements and the necessary equipment is selected to prepare and serve the food. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct atmosphere is created by preparing the toddler for the meal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The food is prepared by following instructions and hygienic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required safety measures are put in place for the preparation of the food and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Serve and feed the toddler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The toddler is placed in the suitable feeding location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The toddler is fed following best feeding practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities are facilitated and supervised to ensure good eating habits are established with the toddler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The toddler is assisted in feeding themselves to instill good eating habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and hygienic practices are implemented throughout the serving and feeding activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform the post feeding activity procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area and the equipment used are cleaned according and stored according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures are implemented to ensure the comfort and safety of the toddler during post feeding activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Post feeding problems or difficulties are reported to the employer / parent according to instructions and requirements. 


    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 preparation of a nutritional daily diet for the toddler in the home
  • An understanding of the preparation and serving of the food for the toddler 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 preparation and feeding of toddlers in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with the toddler so as to instil good eating habits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to be prepared to feed the toddler and have all food and equipment at hand. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the preparation and feeding of the toddler. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the toddler when instilling good eating habits and with the parents / employer when reporting progress and irregularities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, especially the use of electricity and the microwave in the preparation of food for the toddler. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as set of related systems by recognising that the establishment of good eating habits in the toddler has an impact on them as adults. 

    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
  • Diet plan refers to a schedule containing the different meals and snacks that the toddler has to eat daily
  • Proteins, vitamins and minerals refer to natural substances in food essential for growth and good health
  • Carbohydrates refer to foods containing the substances sugar/ starch and provide the body with energy 

  • 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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