Identify three different methods that can be used to include the voices of educators, children, peers, families and other professionals when gathering information about the children under your care.

  1. Identify three different methods that can be used to include the voices of educators, children, peers, families and other professionals when gathering information about the children under your care.
  2. Complete the below table to highlight the significance of seeking information from multiple perspectives to inform the learning of children. Provide at least two reasons to communicate with each of the stakeholders.
Voice Relevance
















Other professionals  




  1. Outline three different ways that you could demonstrate inclusive assessment practices.
  2. List the five learning outcomes as stated by The Early Years Framework.
  3. Based on the children that you undertook observations and gathered extensive information about in your care, collate and analyse this information to determine at least two strengths, interests, relationships and learning history/needs of each child.

This should be in line with the approved framework’s learning outcomes.

  1. How can you identify children who may need additional support in order to achieve particular learning outcomes? Summarise your answer in no more than 150 words and include at least two specific needs that children under you care may have.
  2. Choose two children under your care and identify their summative assessment results to reflect on their learning over a given period of time. 

You should make references to at least three of the following for each child:

  1. Physical development and wellbeing
  2. Cognitive development 
  3. Social awareness and interaction with others
  4. Emotional intelligence 
  5. Spiritual, moral and cultural awareness and development 
  6. Behaviour for learning and responding to different situations and emotions 
  7. Attitude towards learning
  8. Interests and talents.
  1. Use the information you have gathered about the learning of the children in your care to plan two different opportunities for children to learn through play and through intentional teaching.
  2. Use modelling and appropriate aspects of the learning environment in each activity you plan.
  3. State how the information you gathered about children’s learning informed your planning and decision to deliver these particular activities.
  4. What methods could you use to reflect upon your own practices? Suggest at least two.
  5. Using any/all of these methods, answer the following questions about your own practices:
    1. What are you doing?
    2. Why are you doing it that way?
    3. How effective is it?
    4. How do the children respond?
    5. What do you do well?
    6. What could you do better?
    7. How could you do it better?
    8. What changes are you going to make?

Your answer should be 2-3 sentences for each question.

  1. Briefly describe where you can access the following:
    1. The National Quality Framework
    2. The National Quality Standards
    3. The relevant approved learning framework.
  2. In no more than 100 words, describe how you can interpret the relevance of framework and standards documents to guide work in this unit of competency.
  3. Outline at least three principles set out in the national learning framework relating to observations and inclusion of children.
  4. Provide at least two examples of confidentiality policies and procedures that are in place in your organisation to ensure information is shared appropriately and lawfully? When should information not be shared?
  5. What is your organisation’s code of ethics in relation to the treatment and learning of children? Describe a minimum of four values or ethics that exist within your workplace.
  6. Briefly describe the collaborative planning techniques used by your organisation in order to improve children’s learning. This should who ought to be consulted and the methods of doing so. 
  7. What methods of summative assessment are used by your organisation? How do these differ between age groups? Include at least three methods within your answer.
  8. Briefly outline three different organisation standards, policies and procedures.
  9. Select three children in your care who vary in in ability, age and needs. Gather and document information about each child over a period of time and in a number of different settings to establish the following:
    1. Children’s behaviour and learning
    2. Children’s play preferences
    3. Strengths, interests and relationships.

Summarise your findings in a 200-word report for each child.

  1. Based on your findings from observing the children, share a range of information with families, educators, children, experts and specialists in order to devise methods to improve learning. This should also involve identifying their individual needs.
  2. Using the information gathered and the analysis of the development of these three children, document your plan for their future learning through the following methods:
    1. Learning through play
    2. Intentional teaching
    3. Modelling
    4. The learning environment.
  3. Choose an aspect of children’s learning and explain how you can provide a learning environment and materials to support this.
  4. What is shared thinking? Summarise in less than 25 words. Give three examples of the ways that you can promote opportunities for sustained shared thinking.
  5. In your current workplace, what methods are used to consult with the children about the current curriculum and learning environments?
  6. In your current workplace, what methods are used to consult with the families about the curriculum and learning environments?
  7. Using the findings of the past methods identified in the previous questions, what are the current strengths of the curriculum and learning environment?
  8. Give an example of a weakness that you have found previously. How would you develop the new curriculum to improve this weakness?
  9. Think about a time when you have collected data on children in your workplace, summarise in 100-150 words what you found in terms of the child(ren)’s interests, strengths and goals.
  10. Summarise the learning outcomes, principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework.
  11. Explain how you have used these learning outcomes, principles and practices to develop objectives within your own workplace. How do you assess the achievement of these objectives?
  12. How does your learning environment take these learning outcomes, principles and practices into account?
  13. Briefly outline the role of an educator. How does this relate to the learning outcomes, principles and practices of the framework?
  14. For the learning experience you have designed, outline how it will foster holistic learning.
  15. How will your learning experience provide continuity of learning and transitions?
  16. What are the aims of co-construction? Identify three examples.
  17. What are pedagogical practices? Summarise in 50 words.
  18. Why should you reflect on your own pedagogical practices? You may present your answer in a bullet point list.
  19. Identify three methods that you might use to collect the data needed to assess and evaluate the teaching and learning in childcare?
  20. Choose one of these methods and detail how you will carry it out. Create a draft 
  21. Access records of assessment and evaluation that have been carried out within childcare?. Your task is to use these records to suggest areas of improvement for future designs.
  22. Carrying out your own research, identify the website address for the following:
    1. The National Quality Framework
    2. The National Quality Standards
    3. The relevant approved learning framework.
  23. Using the website address identified in the previous question, navigate through the National Quality Standard and identify an area which is relevant to this unit. Provide evidence of the area you have chosen, specifying why it is relevant to this unit.
  24. Identify three factors which you take into account when designing programs and environments that foster children’s development.
  25. Outline how you evaluate one of the following within your organisation: 
    1. The learning environment
    2. Planned or unplanned teaching and learning.
  26. Outline and explain one organisational standard, policy or procedure which you follow within your role relevant to this unit.
  27. Describe how to research and evaluate current policy trends and the impact trends can have on policy development.
  28. Identify your organisation’s policies and procedures for policy research and consultation.
  29. What writing style should you use for your policy and why? Identify four of its features.
  30. Perform aself-assessment analysing your skills, strengths and weaknesses within your daily work practices.
  31. After completing the self-assessment, you should devise a personal developmentplan catered to your own practices, and the strengths and weaknesses you have identified within the self-assessment. You can choose the layout and form of this personal development plan, however it should include realistic goals, timeframes for achieving these goals, and details of how you will measure any achievements.


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