The following information was provided by the Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education
CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education
What is a child care and education worker?
A qualified child care and education worker understands the development of children from birth to seven years, 11 months and works with children and their families to promote the care and education of the child.
They are responsible for promoting the emotional, physical, intellectual, linguistic and social development of children in their care. They contribute formally and informally to the assessment of children’s particular needs and identify problems which need special attention. Their job may involve working with children with special needs such as learning difficulties and physical disabilities. They carry out activities with individual children and with groups.
Qualified child care and education workers work alone as well as in partnership with other professional staff such as teachers, health visitors, social worker, therapists, doctors, education advisers, etc. They also work closely with parents, carers and families and are often the main contact point with such groups.
What does a child care and education worker do?
They are trained to work with children in a wide range of settings, for example in nurseries, infant schools/classes, day nurseries, family centres and hospitals. The majority work in:
Nursery, infant or special schools
Day nurseries or family centres, as a nursery officer
What is the CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education?
The CACHE Diploma is a modular training course for anyone wishing to work with children.
All details can be found in the:CACHE Little Book of NQF Qualifications
Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education
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