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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare an environment for babies, toddlers and young children 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244263  Prepare an environment for 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:
  • Preparing the environment for babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Preparing the equipment to support planned activities.
  • Storing equipment and clearing the environment. 

  • 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 
    "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.

    From an assessment point of view, learners are to demonstrate practical ability with two age groups out of babies, toddlers and young children, and explain how they would have approached it differently with the other age group.

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

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the environment for babies, toddlers and young children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environment is safe, clean and hygienic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The environment is stimulating and promotes exploration and interaction with people, places and objects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the equipment to support the activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Activities refer to the active involvement of babies, toddlers and young children with people, places and objects that contribute towards their development. This includes routine-based and play-based activities. The activities may be adult directed and/or child initiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is prepared to support physical, cognitive, language and social and emotional development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is varied, safe and suitable for the age groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    There is sufficient equipment for all the children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The preparation caters for special needs of children at a most basic level, in an inclusive way. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include providing a box to support a child who has difficulty sitting upright; providing bigger knobs on puzzles to help children who have difficulties grasping things.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Tidy the environment and store equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environment is cleared of equipment and restored to its original state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is cleaned and sanitised after use, as required, to ensure hygiene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is stored in an organised and accessible way, taking into account the various settings and needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is kept safe and secure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Labels are used to help users recognise and identify the equipment. 


    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:
  • How the environment impacts on child development.
  • Health and safety considerations.
  • How play promotes child development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through the organisation of own and children's space and things. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to enhance Early Childhood Development (ECD) enviroments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system through the manner in which the preparation and set-up impacts on Early Childhood Development (ECD). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive to the social context of babies, toddlers and young children when preparing the enviroment.
  • Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local communities and families by ensuring a clean, safe, healthy and hazard-free enviroment. 

  • 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. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    2. Greater Soweto Association for Early Childhood Development 



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