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Child Health & Well-Being

A comprehensive textbook written for the Child Health & Well-being (5N1765) module, introducing the key requirements and concepts for providing and optimising the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting in Ireland.

  • Encompasses the principles and standards of Aistear (2009) and Síolta (2006), as well as relevant legislation, including the Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No. 2) Regulations 2006.

  • Introduces and details key topics fundamental to the subject, including:
    • Nutritional needs and balanced menu planning for children of various ages
    • Common illnesses and their symptoms
    • Vaccination schedules
    • Personal care routines and development of practical skills to promote child health and well-being
    • Legislation and good practice guidelines
    • Children’s ability to form positive relationships within the ECCE setting
    • Reflective practice exercises, which are integrated throughout the text.

  • Case studies and activities promote the application of knowledge and development of practical skills.

  • Written in a clear and concise style with illustrations throughout, and specific reference to project and skills demonstration assessments.

Written For:

NFQ Level 5 Child Health & Well-being (5N1765), a mandatory component of Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009) as awarded by QQI.

Out of print



Publication Date

April 2013




Paperback, 224 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


Section One: Legislation, Health and Welfare
Chapter 1: Legislation and Policy
Chapter 2: Health in the ECCE Setting
Chapter 3: Common Childhood Illnesses
Chapter 4: Personal Care Routines in ECCE
Section Two: Nutrition, Health and Safety
Chapter 5: Nutrition in the ECCE setting
Chapter 6: Safety in the ECCE setting
Section Three: Health Promotion
Chapter 7: Promoting a Healthy Environment in an ECCE Setting
Chapter 8: Applying Developmental Knowledge to Promote Child Health and Well-being
Section Four: Appendices
Appendix I: Sample Letter Informing Parents of the Outbreak of an Infectious Disease in the Setting
Appendix II: Exclusion Periods for ECCE Settings
Appendix III: Child Health and Well-being Module: Assessment


247 x 190 mm


By Niamh Gaine

Availability Status

Out of print

Niamh Gaine, BA English and Psychology, HDip Psychology, Masters in Adult Education, teaches Childcare and Psychology in Cork College of Commerce and was involved in developing the indicative content for new FETAC Level 5 and 6 Certificates in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Out of print
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