EDF5026 - Early years wellbeing and workplace safety - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Dr Jane Bone

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit explores theories, perspectives and issues related to the wellbeing of children and staff in early years settings. Particular emphasis is given to the physical and psychological aspects of wellbeing essential for child and staff health. The unit provides opportunities for early years educators to critically examine professional practice, curriculum and regulatory frameworks in relation to child and staff wellbeing and workplace safety. Themes addressed around children's health include promotion of children's physical health, happiness, spirituality, resilience, confidence, satisfaction and successful relationship building. Themes addressing staff wellbeing include promotion of staff wellbeing and aspects of work-life balance, stress, time management, developing and maintaining professional staff relationships and promoting workplace safety by understanding regulatory requirements and frameworks necessary for safe working environments.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced skills in designing and implementing teaching and learning strategies to promote children's wellbeing
  2. critically analyse and evaluate workplace issues of safety and wellbeing, demonstrating initiative, independent thinking and the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals
  3. understand and manage workplace safety within early years settings adhering to regulatory frameworks
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the relative legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes relevant to early years settings.


Case analysis (2000 words, 50%)

Teaching portfolio (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms
  2. Additional requirements (all students)
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

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