Nurture babies and toddlers

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our CHCECE032 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop relationships with babies and toddlers and their families and attend to the specific physical and emotional needs of babies and toddlers from birth to 23 months. It requires the ability to follow individualised care routines for sleep, feeding and toileting.

This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures and under the guidance of others in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Unit mapping information

Supersedes and is not equivalent to CHCECE003 Provide care for children and CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

Children’s Education and Care–Early Childhood Education and Care

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a regulated education and care service in Australia:

  • the following aspects of the Performance Evidence must be directly observed by the assessor on at least one occasion:

    • change nappies
    • assist toddlers with toileting
    • prepare bottle, bottle feed babies and clean equipment
    • prepare pre-made solid food and feed babies
    • assist toddlers during mealtimes
    • respond appropriately to baby and toddler signs and cues
    • prepare and settle babies and toddlers for sleep
    • monitor and encourage age-appropriate physical exploration and gross motor skills–rolling over, sitting, crawling and walking
  • remaining performance evidence may be collected through authenticated third-party reports

  • observation and third-party reports must be supplemented by other forms of evidence

  • interactions with babies and toddlers must be supervised by an approved early childhood educator.

Skills related to reflection and documentation may be demonstrated outside of the service but must be based on work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Where there is documented evidence that the service does not permit performance of any of the above skills by individuals who are not staff members, those skills may be demonstrated in a simulated environment, but must involve a real baby/toddler.

Where there is documented evidence that the service does not permit nappy changing or assistance with toileting by individuals who are not staff members, these skills may be demonstrated through simulated activities and scenarios without involvement of a real baby or toddler. However, all aspects of the process must be clearly demonstrated for assessment.

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where the skills and knowledge within this unit would be utilised, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • areas for:

    • eating
    • food preparation
    • sleeping
    • playing
  • bathroom equipped with age-adjusted toilet or potties

  • equipment for:

    • eating:
      • bottles
      • solid food
      • heating equipment
      • utensils
      • high chairs
      • bibs
    • nappy changing:
      • nappies
      • wipes
      • change table
      • receptacle
      • ointments/creams
      • gloves
      • nappy bags
      • paper towel
      • hand washing facilities
    • play:
      • appropriate toys
    • sleeping:
      • cots and bedding
  • relevant aspects of National Quality Framework:

    • Education and Care Services National Regulations
    • National Quality Standard
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:

    • children’s health and safety
    • relationships with children
  • educators for collaboration

  • babies and toddlers under the age of 23 months in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

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