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Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies (Level 6)

Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies (Level 6)

Emma Zara O'Brien and Margaret Prangnell

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A guide to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting with a particular focus on social-, legal- and health-related issues within an Irish context. TOS

  • Discusses the emergence of the childcare profession and the legislation and policies that shaped its transformation, from pre-regulation times to the present day.
  • Links child protection thinking and concepts directly to childcare practice, through the use of case studies and activities, to encourage understanding and good practice.
  • Summarises current research into and guidelines for equality and diversity practice, focusing on their application in an ECCE setting.
  • Defines child health and well-being and discusses them in the context of current policy, legislation, research and Síolta standards.
  • Describes and applies to practice the role of the advanced early years practitioner and their professional development, using self-reflection and key interpersonal skills exercises.
  • Case studies and ‘In Practice’ examples throughout illustrate the relationship between concepts and practice.


  • QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007) and the following modules:
    • 6N1945 Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies
    • 6N1944 Early Childhood Curriculum
    • 6N1945 Supervision in Early Childhood Care
    • 6N1946 Work Experience
    • 6N1947 Work Practice

Additional Information

Author Emma Zara O'Brien and Margaret Prangnell
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 22 Mar 2015
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717168132

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