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Course Description

ICI’s professional nanny course provides all information and training you need to gain employment in this fast-growing industry. Take the following units and start a personally-fulfilling and professionally-rewarding job.

ICI’s professional nanny course provides all information and training you need to gain employment in this fast-growing industry. Take the following units and start a personally-fulfilling and professionally-rewarding job.

Course Content

Students will complete the following units:

1 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • What is child abuse?
  • Protecting the child
  • Report indications of the possible risk of harm
  • Apply ethical and nurturing practices in working with children

2 Ensure the health and safety of children

  • Maintain a clean and hygienic environment
  • Recognise and respond to signs of potential illness
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Supervise the safety of children
  • Travel with children safely
  • Administer medication within guidelines
  • Manage and respond to allergy / anaphylaxis

3 Provide care for children

  • Provide physical care
  • Create opportunities for children to develop their understanding of physical needs
  • Establish an environment that encourages children to complete tasks themselves
  • Respond to the emotional needs of children

4 Child Psychology

5 Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food

  • Childhood nutrition
  • Encouraging healthy eating
  • Planning nutritious menus
  • Safe food handling

6 Support the development of children

  • Support the physical development of children
  • Support the social development of children
  • Support the emotional and psychological development of children of the same age
  • Support the language, creative & cognitive development of children

7 Interact effectively with children

  • Communicate positively with children on an ongoing basis
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Collaborate with children about their interests
  • Support children in learning about the decision-making process

8 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

  • Children’s play and leisure
  • Developmentally appropriate play activities
  • Facilitate children’s play and leisure

9 Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs

  • Gather information about the child through observation
  • Gather information about the child from secondary sources
  • Record observation of interests and needs appropriately
  • Use observations and information gathered to understand the child and contribute to program planning

10 First aid and OHS processes

Students will complete the following units:

1 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • What is child abuse?
  • Protecting the child
  • Report indications of the possible risk of harm
  • Apply ethical and nurturing practices in working with children

2 Ensure the health and safety of children

  • Maintain a clean and hygienic environment
  • Recognise and respond to signs of potential illness
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Supervise the safety of children
  • Travel with children safely
  • Administer medication within guidelines
  • Manage and respond to allergy / anaphylaxis

3 Provide care for children

  • Provide physical care
  • Create opportunities for children to develop their understanding of physical needs
  • Establish an environment that encourages children to complete tasks themselves
  • Respond to the emotional needs of children

4 Child Psychology

5 Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food

  • Childhood nutrition
  • Encouraging healthy eating
  • Planning nutritious menus
  • Safe food handling

6 Support the development of children

  • Support the physical development of children
  • Support the social development of children
  • Support the emotional and psychological development of children of the same age
  • Support the language, creative & cognitive development of children

7 Interact effectively with children

  • Communicate positively with children on an ongoing basis
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Collaborate with children about their interests
  • Support children in learning about the decision-making process

8 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

  • Children’s play and leisure
  • Developmentally appropriate play activities
  • Facilitate children’s play and leisure

9 Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs

  • Gather information about the child through observation
  • Gather information about the child from secondary sources
  • Record observation of interests and needs appropriately
  • Use observations and information gathered to understand the child and contribute to program planning

10 First aid and OHS processes

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

Assessment Methods

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

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