The purpose of the School Age Childcare module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to implement and evaluate school age childcare programmes.
Outline the elements of an effective school age childcare programme
Explain the importance of developing programme plans that are inclusive of children and young people
Discuss strategies to ensure that a strong focus on play/recreation remains a core principle and a distinguishing characteristic of school age childcare settings
Identify aspects of provision for enrichment/homework within a multi-age setting
Evaluate environments, equipment and resources to suit stages of development and ages
Use strategies for involving all service users in the planning, implementing and evaluation of the programme
Evaluate a range of environments (indoor and outdoor) suitable for a school age childcare setting
Implement a range of activities that address the developmental, recreational, interest and creative needs of children and young people
Reflect on own role and responsibilities when engaging with children.