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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Prepare resources and set up the environment to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244468  Prepare resources and set up the environment to support the development of 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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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
12838  Create an inclusive anti-bias learning environment in ECD settings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12   
7401  Making ECD Learning Resources  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for people who wish to enter or obtain recognition at an entry level of Early Childhood Development (ECD).

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Identifying activities that support the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Sourcing and select resources.
  • Adapting resources.
  • Setting up the environment.
  • Reflecting on the use and effectiveness of the resources. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Practitioners should prepare resources to support activities within a given programme of designed activities. Practitioners will have access to a range of natural and other materials. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Within the context of a daily and/or weekly programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activity purposes are identified and are consistent with given frameworks, guidelines and/or plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activities identified are appropriate to the given context and support the developmental outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources and space needed are identified as per the requirements of the activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Source and select resources. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resources could include objects, plants, people, animals, technology, toys, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources selected are appropriate for use in planned activities and support their identified purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are available, safe, durable, and within the resource limitations of the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources strike a balance between the familiar and unfamiliar, thus providing consistency and challenge for the children in their life-world experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resources are free from cultural, race and gender bias, and are adaptable for children with special needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources are appropriate to the developmental needs and interests of the children. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adapt resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adaptations are suited to children with special needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources adapted are appropriate for use in planned activities and support the identified purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources adapted are safe and durable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adaptations help to strike a balance between the familiar and unfamiliar, thus providing consistency and challenge for the children in their life-world experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adaptations are free from cultural, race and gender bias. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Adaptations are appropriate to the developmental needs and interests of the children. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set up the learning environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This refers to the initial set up of the indoor and outdoor environment, taking into account the need to re-arrange the environment on a regular basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environment is conducive to sensory and motor exploration, allowing children to apply their knowledge and to make meaning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The environment is organised to maximise available space and to be adaptable to change according to the needs of the children and activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The environment is set up to cater for storage of resources and individual and group space. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The environment is ensured to be safe and healthy, taking into account the particular requirements of the ages and special needs of the children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials and physical resources are stored in an organised and accessible manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Reflect on the use and effectiveness of the resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reflections identify the extent to which the resources support the purpose of the activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reflections identify the usefulness, effectiveness and appropriateness of the resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reflections identify the usefulness of the resources and suitability of the environment in relation to the whole Early Childhood Development (ECD) service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways to improve upon the selections and adaptation are identified and noted for future resourcing. 


    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:
  • Development of children (0-9).
  • Theories of child development and learning.
  • How the environment impacts on child development.
  • Health and safety considerations.
  • How play aids 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. 

    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 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 replaces Unit Standards:
  • 12838, which is "Create an inclusive anti-bias learning environment in ECD settings", Level 3, 12 credits.
  • 12838, which is "Making ECD Learning Resources", Level 2, 8 credits.

    Glossary:
  • Activities: Refer to the active involvement of babies, toddlers and young children with a range of resources, materials and actions that contribute towards their development. This includes routine-based and play-based activities.
  • Babies, toddlers and young children:
    > Babies: Refers to an approximate range of 0-12 months, taking into account individual variations in development.
    > Toddlers: Refers to an approximate range of 12-30 months, taking into account individual variations in development.
    > Young children: Refers to an approximate range of 30 months to 5 years old, taking into account individual variations in development.
  • Developmentally appropriate although it is accepted that there are multiple and contested ways in which the term may be used and understood, at its heart, "developmentally appropriate" is intended to convey the sense that children do develop in recognisable ways, even if at different rates and in line with different models of development. Hence, we may speak of something being developmentally appropriate if it meets the developmental needs of babies, toddlers and young children, supported by justifiable theories will inform the programme.
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) Service: The care, facilitation, observation, reporting and working with families and others in a variety of settings for the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) Settings: To any place where a child is or children are, including but not limited to Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres, institutions such as prisons and hospitals, and at home.
  • Facilitate: Means the use of a range of activities, all of which combine in various ways to contribute to the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Framework: Guidelines to outline the range of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services, programmes and legal, health and social practices.
  • Inclusion: The inclusion of all children including those with special needs.
  • Programme: Refers to the routines or schedules that spell out the sequence of daily and weekly events. The schedules may be very loose or highly structured depending on context and preference. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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