Managing accidents - Environmental factors
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Managing accidents - Environmental factors

International Child Care College
Updated Jun 15, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

Young children are not yet able to act in ways that keep themselves safe and protect themselves from accidental injury - that is the role of the adult. As a family day care educator, you have a duty of care to ensure children are provided with a safe environment and minimise the risk to children’s health and safety.

In this module you’ll learn about the legislation, guidelines and policies and procedures that aim to prevent accidental injury in your family day care service. You’ll also find out about some of the most common accidents and injuries are in services. You’ll explore a range of environmental factors that contribute to these accidents and injuries, so that you can plan activities and set up the environment in a way that reduces the likelihood of accidental injury in the service.

 

Target Audience

This course is suitable for family day care (FDC) educators who are currently studying for their CIII or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and support, or who are seeking professional development.

The course is also suitable for larger organisations wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

 

Learning Objectives

  • The legislation, guidelines and policies and procedures in place to prevent accidental injury in the family day care service
  • Some common accidents and injuries in services
  • How to plan for the range of environmental factors that contribute to accidents and injuries

 

Business Outcomes

The course provides practical tips as well as theoretical knowledge, so that you can put the information you know into practice in your family day care service. For larger organisations, the courses can provide a holistic approach to providing continuing professional development.