In this course students will develop skills to help them to care for the needs of young children. This role may be as babysitters, parents of the future or with a view to employment. Students will become aware of the part they and other family members play in the care of babies and toddlers from birth e.g. bathing, feeding, changing, clothing and safety of the newborn. Students will make a ‘Baby Sitters Kit’ which includes items such as finger puppets, jigsaws, nursery rhyme placemats and other play items. Students will also make and decorate a birthday cake suitable for a preschool child and also create a “fun” toddler meal.
Students may also have the opportunity to parent a “virtual baby”.