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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide a safe and secure environment for the toddler and pre-school child in and around the home 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119514  Provide a safe and secure environment for the toddler and pre-school child in and around the home 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status

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 pre-school child.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Providing general indoor safety and security for toddlers
  • Implementing measures to prevent choking, strangulation and suffocation of the child
  • Ensuring safety in and around the swimming pool
  • Ensuring safety in and around the car 

  • 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 
  • Pre-school refers to a child 3 to 5 years of age
  • Safety measures in the play park refer to e.g. ensuring the toddler is not dressed in loose clothes, keeping to special areas for young children, checking that shoes are non- slippery, checking that play equipment is stable, not allowing sand to be thrown in the sand pit and checking that the sand pit is not too shallow
  • Safety measures in and around the swimming pool refer to not allowing swimming during thunder storms, keeping swimming times short, ensuring that the gate of the swimming pool is locked at all times, not allowing running around the swimming pool and ensuring that the child wear personal flotation devices
  • Safety measures in and around the car refer to e.g. not leaving the child unattended in the car, ensuring that child locks are secure, checking that windows are closed, fastening seat belts and not allowing the child to sit in the front of the car
  • Safety measures regarding clothes refer to e.g. the child wearing clothes without drawstrings, not wearing loose clothes and removing sweatshirts 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide general indoor safety and security for toddlers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    General safety refers to e.g. safe positioning of kitchenware, string chemicals safely, not decantering chemicals into cold drink bottle, removing loose carpets, attaching safety sockets, covering sharp corners of furniture, storing sharp objects out of reach and not leaving the toddler alone in bathroom. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The home environment of the toddler is assessed by identifying potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why the location of the toddler needs to be known and the activities of the toddler supervised at all time is explained with consequences of not knowing and supervising. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety measures to protect toddlers from scalds and burns are explained with examples of each safety measure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement measures to prevent choking, strangulation and suffocation of the child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objects that can cause choking and/ or suffocation are identified by pointing them out and are removed from the child environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why the child must play with age- appropriate toys only is explained with examples of age appropriate toys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why the child must be taught that plastic bags should not be put over their heads is explained with the consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measures that need to be put in place to ensure that no trailing wires / cords could wrap around the toddler's neck are explained with examples of each measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons why all draw strings must be removed from the clothes of the child is explained with consequences of not doing so. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure safety in and around the swimming pool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures to be implemented in and around the swimming pool are explained with examples of each safety measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reason(s) why the employer/ parent should be urged to provide swimming lessons for the child- minder and child is explained, with example of the consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of constant adult supervision at the swimming pool is explained with the consequences of not supervising constantly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reason(s) why the child- minder needs to be skilled in cardiopulmonary resuscitation is explained with the consequences of not being able to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

    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 reason(s) why the child should be guided to understand his/ her limitations in the play park is explained with consequences of each reason. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reason(s) 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 effective provision of safety to the pre- school child in the play park
  • An understanding of the effective provision of safety to the pre- school child in and around the swimming pool at home
  • A knowledge of the implementation of measures in and around the car to ensure the safety of the pre- school 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 as and when they arise pertaining to the safety and security of all toddler and pre-school child in the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the pursuit of creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment in the and around the home. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to provide the toddler and preschool child with a safe and secure environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the child and other in ensuring that a safe and secure environment exists. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as set of related systems by where poor implementation of safety and security measures leads to accidents and places all concerns in dangerous situations. 

    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 
    This unit standard is replacing the following unit standards:

    114410: Provide a safe and secure environment for the pre-school child (Level 2, Credits 2)
    114416: Provide safety and security for toddlers (Level 2, Credits 2)

    Supplementary Information
  • Personal flotation devices refer to devices that are attached to the bodies/ arms of children to prevent them from drowning.
  • C.P.R. (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) refers to the emergency treatment that needs to be applied when a person has stopped breathing due to choking, smothering, drowning 

  • 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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