Children's Care Learning and Development

The Children’s Care Learning and Development (CCLD) National Occupational Standards (NOS) have been developed specifically for those working in early years and childcare for the 0-7 age group.

For ease of use the standards within this suite has been grouped into functional areas with links to examples of how they can be used as an effective tool for individuals, managers and organisations.

Childcare and development
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SCDCCLD 0303
more Promote the development of children and young people

This standard identifies the requirements when promoting the holistic development of children and young people; including their physical, emotional, social, linguistic, communication and cognitive development.  You are required to observe and assess the developmental needs of children and young people in all aspects of their development, including physical, emotional, social, and linguistic and communication.  You are required to reflect your observation and assessment findings and identify how they will impact on your practice.  You will then be expected to work with children and young people and others to plan, implement and evaluate activities and experiences to promote their development.

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SCDHSC 0326
more Promote the development of positive behaviour in children and young people
SCDCCLD 0203
moreSupport the development of children and young people
SCDCCLD 0208
moreSupport the care of babies and children
SCDCCLD 0209
moreSupport a child with additional support needs
SCDCCLD 0307
morePromote the health and physical development of children
SCDCCLD 0314
morePromote the care of babies and children
SCDCCLD 0320
moreCare for children at home
SCDCCLD 0321
morePromote the care, learning and development of children with additional requirements in partnership with their families
SCDCCLD 0403
moreLead programmes for the promotion of children and young people’s development
Learning and development in early years settings
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SCDCCLD 0247
moreSupport the acquisition of a new language through immersion by children in an early years setting
SCDCCLD 0309
moreImplement frameworks for early education through the development of curriculum planning
SCDCCLD 0310
moreAssess children's progress according to relevant curriculum frameworks
SCDCCLD 0316
morePromote children’s early learning in the school environment
SCDCCLD 0323
moreUse Information and Communication Technology to promote children's early learning
SCDCCLD 0345
morePromote literacy, numeracy and language development for children’s early learning, in partnership with their families
SCDCCLD 0347
morePromote the acquisition of a new language by children through immersion in an early years setting
SCDCCLD 0339
morePromote the care, learning and development of children with additional support needs in early education settings
SCDCCLD 0407
moreLead curriculum provision of early education for children
SCDCCLD 0408
moreLead the physical, emotional and social development of children
SCDCCLD 0409
moreLead the support of children’s communication
SCDCCLD 0410
moreLead the support for children’s creativity
SCDCCLD 0411
moreLead the support for children’s mathematical learning, exploration and problem solving
SCDCCLD 0415
moreLead in advising and supporting practitioners in early years settings working with children who have additional support needs
Safeguarding and wellbeing
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SCDHSC 0044
moreLead practice that promotes the safeguarding of children and young people
SCDHSC 0034
morePromote the safeguarding of children and young people
SCDCCLD 0325
more Support children and young people through major transitions
SCDHSC 0383
more Support individuals to move into new living environments
SCDCCLD 0202
moreSupport the safeguarding of children
SCDCCLD 0308
morePromote children’s well-being and resilience
SCDCCLD 0327
moreSupport children who have experienced trauma
SCDCCLD 0432
moreManage provision of care services that deals effectively with transitions and significant life events
Communication
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SCDCCLD 0201
moreSupport effective communication
SCDCCLD 0301
morePromote effective communication
SCDCCLD 0401
moreMaintain effective communication systems and practice
SCDCCLD 0332
moreSupport families to engage in groups within the childcare setting
Health and safety
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SCDHSC 3122
more Support individuals to use medication in social care settings
SCDHSC 0042
more Lead practice for health and safety in the work setting
SCDHSC 0032
more Promote health, safety and security in the work setting
SCDHSC 0022
more Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
Supportive and safe environments
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SCDCCLD 0205
morePrepare environments to meet children’s needs
SCDCCLD 0306
morePlan and organise environments for children and families
SCDCCLD 0312
moreImplement positive environments for babies and children
SCDCCLD 0412
moreEvaluate the environment for children and families
Play
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SCDCCLD 0206
moreSupport children’s learning through play
SKAPW34
moreWork with children and young people to create play spaces and support freely chosen self-directed play
SKAPW9
morePlan for and support self-directed play
Leadership and management
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MSC D6
moreAllocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in your area of responsibility
MSC B1
moreDevelop and implement operational plans for your area of responsibility
MSC B6
moreProvide leadership in your area of responsibility
MSC C2
moreEncourage innovation in your area of responsibility
MSC E2
moreManage finance for your area of responsibility
MSC E3
moreObtain additional finance for the organisation
SCDCCLD 0328
moreManage a small-scale childcare business
SCDCCLD 0333
morePromote the recruitment of staff in childcare settings
SCDCCLD 0340
morePromote quality systems and procedures for the delivery of childcare services
SCDCCLD 0414
moreLead in the review of policies, procedures and practice for children with additional support needs
SCDCCLD 0416
moreLead the assessment of quality assurance schemes
SCDCCLD 0431
moreProvide leadership and management of integrated childcare provision
SCDCCLD 0433
morePrepare the childcare setting for regulatory inspections
Developing practice
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SCDHSC 0043
more Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others
SCDHSC 0033
more Develop your practice through reflection and learning
SCDHSC 0023
more Develop your own knowledge and practice
SCDCCLD 0420
more Undertake a research project
Children with additional support needs
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CCLD 414
moreLead in the review of policies, procedures and practice for children with additional support needs
CCLD 0415
moreLead in advising and supporting practitioners in early years settings for children with additional support needs
CCLD 339
morePromote the care, learning and development of children with additional support needs in early education settings
CCLD 0321
morePromote the care, learning and development of children with additional requirements in partnership with their families
CCLD 209
moreSupport a child with additional support needs
Working in partnership with families
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CPC 309
moreSupport individuals, families and communities to commission their own services
SCDCCLD 0334
moreDeliver services to families, children and young people from diverse cultural and language communities
SCDCCLD 0313
moreSupport early intervention for the benefit of children and families
SCDCCLD 0315
morePromote ways to support families that have literacy, numeracy or language needs
SCDCCLD 0317
moreEngage with families in ways that encourage them to be involved with their children’s learning and development
SCDCCLD 0319
morePromote healthy living for children and families
SCDCCLD 0322
moreEmpower families through the development of parenting skills
SCDCCLD 0331
moreSupport children and families within the community
SCDCCLD 0405
moreLead provision for babies and children in partnership with parents and carers
SCDCCLD 0330
moreMaintain a service for children and families
SCDCCLD 0332
moreSupport families to engage in groups within the childcare setting
Working in partnership with other professionals
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SCDCHSC 0241
moreContribute to the effectiveness of teams
SCDCCLD 0329
moreWork with a management committee
SCDCCLD 0338
moreDevelop productive working relationships with others
SCDCCLD 0417
moreLead service providers in accessing information to support the care, learning and development of children
SCDCCLD 0423
moreLead multi-agency working arrangements