Young Children's Wellbeing

Course code EAC01

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This is the first course in the level 3 National Certificate of Early Childhood Education and Care programme.

This course introduces students to health, safety, nutritional and wellbeing requirements for young children in early childhood services which include centre-based, hospital-based, and home-based or the child’s family environment.

You will also learn about the ethical requirements for the provision of responsible care for young children and how this relates to their personal values and own ethical behaviour in an early childhood education service. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

This course is made up of the following unit standards

  • 10019 Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for a child in an ECE service.
  • 10020 Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices in an ECE service.
  • 10021 Describe the basic needs of children in an ECE service.
  • 10024 Demonstrate knowledge of promoting the health and wellbeing of children in ECE services.
  • 10032 Demonstrate knowledge of ethics in an ECE service.
  • 26712 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, age-related nutrition needs in providing food for a child in an ECE service.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Describe the basic needs, including nutritional needs of children in an early childhood service and ethics involved in early childhood education services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a safe environment and  safe practices in an early childhood education service that contribute to children’s health and  wellbeing and hygiene.


This course is 100% internally assessed