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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain records and give reports about babies, toddlers and young children 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244261  Maintain records and give reports about babies, toddlers and young children 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Early Childhood Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Early Childhood Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
This Unit Standard is for people who work with babies, toddlers and young children.

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Maintaining written records of babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Giving reports about babies, toddlers and young children. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The records will always be assisted by simple and familiar templates or checklists. The records are not expected to contain detailed or lengthy text, but rather be in the form of selecting relevant information from checklists with very brief and simple comments.

    Learners are not expected to draw conclusions and make recommendations - rather they will gather and maintain data, and make it accessible to others, probably supervisors.

    Environments include community gatherings, homes, institutional environments such as prisons, children's homes, hospitals, informal workplaces such as hawkers and street vendors, places where groups of children are temporarily cared for and entertained such as shopping centres, gyms, clinics and queues and Early Childhood Development ECD centres. The environments could be indoor and/or outdoor.

    Although the stages referred to in this Unit Standard are not intended to be rigid, the following stages are identified, with broad overlapping margins as follows:
  • Babies: birth up to 12 months.
  • Toddlers: 12 to 30 months.
  • Young children: 30 months to 5 years. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain written records of babies, toddlers and young children. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Records would typically be about:
  • Child's biographical data.
  • Attendance.
  • Contact details of parents, guardians and emergency services.
  • Changes in routines.
  • Incidents and actions taken.
  • Activities done.
  • Key developmental achievements.
  • Successes and failures.
  • Observations about child's context (where appropriate).
  • Observations about child's well-being (or otherwise) e.g. signs of poor nutrition, illness, disease, abuse.
  • Existence of child's standard records e.g. birth certificate, immunisation records. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records contain accurate and relevant information about the children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information in the records is kept up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The records cover the full range of information required about the child, as prompted by the given record forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The records are neat, clear and readable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records are stored safely, securely and\accessibly. Confidentiality of the information is observed at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Give reports about babies, toddlers and young children. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reports may be verbal and/or written and given to parents, supervisors or colleagues. Reports will typically be given in response to reasonable, familiar, direct, clear and understandable questions about the children, and would typically be about:
  • Eating.
  • Sleeping.
  • Activities.
  • Health.
  • Incidents.
  • Concerns and challenges.
  • Achievements. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports are given according to agreed processes and agreed confidentiality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports are accurate and up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are clear and relevant to the child's development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are constructive and meaningful. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following areas of knowledge are embedded within the Unit Standard, and will be assessed directly via assessment of the Specific Outcomes in terms of the given assessment criteria:
  • Methods of observation.
  • Techniques for recording and reporting.
  • Early warning signs of potential development and behavioural problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information through the gathering of information about children. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills through written and verbal feedback and reporting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive to the social context of babies, toddlers and young children when recording and reporting.
  • Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local communities through accurate recording and reporting of children's progress, while maintaining required confidentiality. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    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.
     
    1. Greater Soweto Association for Early Childhood Development 



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