School Age Childcare


This module is designed to enable the learner to examine and understand the importance of quality school age childcare provision for children 6 to 12 years of age. The module will build on previous modules in relation to child development and extend that knowledge of child development theories for children from 6 to 12 years of age. The module will focus on national and international school age childcare provision with the importance of play and relaxation as central to the provision. The module will support the learner to work effectively and foster and support good relationships with and between providers of school age childcare, children, their parents, primary schools and wider community.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe a broad range of child development theories relevant to 6 – 12 age range.

  2. Critically evaluate and apply those theories to implementing and planning a programme of activities for school age childcare to include play and relaxation.

  3. Compare and contrast national and international models of school age childcare provision.

  4. Engage with providers, children, parents, primary schools and the wider community to support children's varying needs.

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