CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Are you interested in studying a course that will:

  • Train you to become a skilled au pair?
  • Teach you essential baby and child care techniques?
  • Help you learn more about childhood development?
  • Cover important elements of health and safety in relation to childcare?

At Oxbridge Academy, you have the opportunity to study various childcare courses that focus on giving you the skills you need to work as a nanny, childminder, playschool teacher or au pair.

CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Are you interested in studying a course that will:

  • Train you to become a skilled au pair?
  • Teach you essential baby and child care techniques?
  • Help you learn more about childhood development?
  • Cover important elements of health and safety in relation to childcare?

At Oxbridge Academy, you have the opportunity to study various childcare courses that focus on giving you the skills you need to work as a nanny, childminder, playschool teacher or au pair.

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Here is the list of courses that you can choose from:

Short Learning Programmes

These non-credit bearing skills courses are designed to equip you with fundamental skills in childcare, and will introduce you to basic elements of childhood development. These courses are a good choice if you want to learn more about childcare, and if you want to acquire the basic skills you need to work as a nanny, childminder, or babysitter.

National Qualifications (ECD Courses):

These formal qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and are designed to prepare you for a career in the ECD environment. These courses are a good choice if you want to work in a child day care centre or ECD centre, work as an au pair, or start up your own child day care centre.

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How you can benefit from studying a childhood development course at Oxbridge Academy

  • You can start studying at any time of the year.
  • You can improve your childcare skills in your own time from home.
  • You can gain many of the skills that you will need to work as an au pair.
  • You can get help from a tutor within 48 hours if you get stuck with your course work.
  • You can decide whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in affordable monthly instalments.

Find out what other childhood development students have to say:

I just love the service that Oxbridge Academy supplies to me. Thanks a lot to Queen for all her help and instant replies.

– Macylla Rautenbach (N4 Educare student)

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What is childhood development?

Childhood development refers to the physical, intellectual, social and emotional changes that take place between birth and adolescence. Development usually takes place in a continuous sequence, with each child moving through the sequence at his or her own pace. Some of the steps in the developmental sequence include:

  • Learning to sit without support
  • Learning to crawl
  • Learning to walk
  • Learning to talk
  • Learning to draw and paint
  • Learning to count
  • Forming relationships with peers

 

Factors affecting childhood development

A child’s development is affected by his or her genes (nature) and environment (nurture). This means that parents and caregivers can influence a child’s development by creating a safe, loving environment, and by making sure that he or she has plenty of positive interaction with the child. A child who receives love, affection, attention, encouragement, and adequate nutrition and health care is more likely to develop to his or her full potential.