Child Health and 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 Siolta (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.