Children's health and safety: Safe food handling

Children's health and safety: Safe food handling

International Child Care College
Updated Jun 15, 2024
Course Description

Updated 6th February 2024

Course Overview

In this course students will look at the role of educators in preparing and serving food to young children in the service. They will look at the regulations in relation to food handling, as well as correct procedures for handling food and milk to avoif the risk of food contamination.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for new and trainee educators, as well as students who would like to become early childhood educators and want a better understanding of what the role entails.

The course is also suitable for educators seeking professional development, or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • The regulations in relation to food handling
  • The key practices in place to minimise the risk of food contamination
  • Correct procedures for preparing breastmilk and formula for infants
  • Procedures for handling food for children with intolerances and allergies

Business Outcomes

Many students want to work as Educators because they love interacting with young children. Many of them don't have an understanding of the broad tasks they will be expected to perform as an Educator, including setting up and cleaning the environment each day. By gaining a more holistic view of an Educator's role, students will be better prepared for the realities of the workplace. The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.