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Child Health & Well-Being

Child Health & Well-Being

Niamh Gaine

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A comprehensive textbook written for the Child Health & Well-being (5N1765) module, introducing the key requirements and concepts for providing and optimising the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting in Ireland.

Encompasses the principles and standards of Aistear (2009) and Síolta (2006), as well as relevant legislation, including the Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No. 2) Regulations 2006.

Introduces and details key topics fundamental to the subject, including:

  • Nutritional needs and balanced menu planning for children of various ages
  • Common illnesses and their symptoms
  • Vaccination schedules
  • Personal care routines and development of practical skills to promote child health and well-being
  • Legislation and good practice guidelines
  • Children’s ability to form positive relationships within the ECCE setting
  • Reflective practice exercises, which are integrated throughout the text.

Case studies and activities promote the application of knowledge and development of practical skills. Written in a clear and concise style with illustrations throughout, and specific reference to project and skills demonstration assessments.

Written For:

  • NFQ Level 5 Child Health & Well-being (5N1765), a mandatory component of Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009) as awarded by QQI.

Additional Information

Author Niamh Gaine
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 22 Apr 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717156269

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