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Child Care

Curriculum Intent

At Manor Academy, we believe that the subject of Childcare provides students with valuable life skills that allow them to become more independent in the outside world. It allows students to learn the knowledge needed to provide essential care for children, which helps to prepare them for family life, possible careers in a childcare setting and overall independence. Students learn about the appropriate care, nutrition and development of children and pregnancy, and are encouraged to develop these skills through independent learning, teamwork and classroom guidance.

Curriculum Implementation

In each unit of work, students are encouraged to engage in discussion and collaborate, using their own thoughts, ideas and experiences. Using cross curricular links and connecting lesson content to the outside world strengthens students understanding of the needs of children and the role of a care-giver. Students are encouraged to build their researching skills by supplementing their classroom learning with independent exploration of tasks. 
Students are introduced a range of different products, skills and responsibilities to engage in for each unit, with opportunities in child care settings to gather real life experience and understanding.

Curriculum Impact

To guarantee that students have received experience with children's growth and the responsibilities that come with being a child care provider. Our goal is to inspire students to take charge of their education and to increase their understanding of transferrable abilities. Our aim is to encourage students to take ownership of their learning and develop the awareness of transferable skills Childcare and other subjects during discussion, research, practical activities and class work. We promote student progress enhance their outcomes by using scaffolding, solo taxonomy, and positive critical feedback.

Extra Curricular Activities


Equal Opportunities and Inclusion

Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural


Spiritual Development

In childcare and child development studies, students explore the concept of self-identity, self-awareness, and the development of a strong sense of self.

Students learn to identify and understand their personal strengths and areas for improvement, which is essential for their personal growth.

The subject encourages students to become curious about their role in the world, asking fundamental questions related to child development and their place in society.

Through childcare and child development education, students gain knowledge and skills that nurture their inner lives and enhance their non-material well-being.


Moral Development

Students in this subject learn about ethics, moral decision-making, and the distinction between right and wrong behaviour within the realm of childcare and child development.

They explore complex moral dilemmas related to child-rearing and make decisions based on their values and principles.

Students develop a heightened sense of empathy and concern for the well-being of children and families in their care.

Childcare and child development education equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make ethical and responsible decisions in their future roles.


Social Development:

Students explore their roles, responsibilities, and rights in the context of childcare and family dynamics, as well as their place within the broader community.

They develop essential social skills, build relationships, and learn how to effectively collaborate with peers and adults in the interest of promoting child well-being.

The subject encourages students to feel a sense of belonging within the childcare and child development community and actively participate in the learning process..

Childcare and child development studies aim to shape socially responsible individuals who actively participate in various child-rearing and family-oriented communities.


Cultural Development

Students in childcare and child development studies explore cultural traditions relevant to child rearing, family structures, and the diverse backgrounds of children and families.

learn to appreciate and respect their own cultural background and those of the children and families they may work with, promoting inclusivity.

Interest in Differences: The subject encourages students to develop curiosity about cultural differences and diverse family dynamics in the context of childcare.

Cultural development in childcare and child development studies aims to create culturally aware and inclusive individuals who appreciate and contribute to the richness of cultural diversity within their future careers.

Careers Education Information and Guidance


In Childcare, KS4 students discover their roles and responsibilities in taking care of children and being a part of their community. They also learn essential life skills like asking questions, following instructions, and communicating well with others. These skills prepare them for jobs where they help children and become valued members of the childcare community, while also becoming responsible and caring individuals in their own families.


Childcare lends itself to a range of careers in various industries.  Some potential careers to explore in the field of Childcare include roles in education, healthcare, social services, early childhood development, and even entrepreneurial ventures like opening your own daycare centre or child-related business.



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