Child Care development (Play work)


To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve 30 credits:                   20 credit from mandatory units and 10 credits from optional units

This qualification will be suitable for those working or intending to work and develop their profession as:-

  • Play Worker
  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Play/support workers in Schools, After School Club community and primary care environments
  • healthcare assistants / support workers in acute health environments


Unit Title

  1. The principles of Play work
  2. Contribute to the health, safety, security and welfare of children and young people using the play environment
  3. Supporting children and young people’s play
  4. Relationships in the play environment
  5. Developing own play work and team practice
  6. The safeguarding and welfare of children and young people in the play environment
  7. Health and safety in the play environment
  8. Relationships in the play environment
  9. Working within a play environment with children and young people
  10. Reflective play work practice
  11. Help to improve own practice and the work of the play work team
  12. Support relationships in the play environment
  13. Support freely chosen self-directed play Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise