Unit Meal time 1.3 · A runny nose,

Unit 1.3



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Nappy changing


Toilet training


Washing and
bath time


Skin, teeth
and hair


Meal time





A runny nose, due to cold or allergies

Wet or soiled clothes

Putting on cream when nappy rash or other rashes
happen (at parent’s/carers discretion)

Child needing comfort when ill or missing

Needing to wash hands due to messing around in mud or getting
covered in paint or have touched something sticky/messy

If they fall over and become messy or injured

If the child has spilt something and needs a new
change of clothes



Parents/carers are the child’s main carer so they will
know what is best for their child, with certain things, and what would be better
suited to their needs. Therefore, working in partnership with parents/carers
will help the child gain the best experience they can and get all the support
they need in the correct way. Parents and carers can give practitioners important
information regarding their child/ren weather this be sleep/nap preferences e.g.
dummies/blankies, feeds likes/dislikes and how independent the child is with
eating, toilet training – how they’re doing it at home, how progressed the
child is, etc. By working in partnership practitioners will be able to tell
parents and carers how well their child is progressing with in the setting also
including other things such as if they have been asked to continue potty
training at setting, how they’re progressing with that, how well they slept and
for how long etc. Everyone will benefit from parents/carers working in partnership
with practitioners, this is because the child’s individual physical needs are
being met, parents/carers are being told what their child has been up to
throughout the day and what they’re progressing in. Practitioners will benefit
as they are gaining vital information about the child that will help them to
understand and help each individual child with their needs. The child will
benefit as they are getting constant and continuous care. Practitioners need to
be aware of any non-routine physical care needs e.g. a broken bone, a twisted
ankle etc.




“It is very important to follow the instructions on a
packet or tin when making up formula milk.

Safe, hygienic practices are very important when using
bottles to feed a baby.

Before making up a formula feed, you should always
wash your hands and make sure the area is clean and tidy.

Formula feed should always be made with boiled water
that has cooled slightly.

Never make up a formula feed with bottled water, as it
may not be sterile and may contain additives harmful to a baby.

When preparing a formula feed, the bottle must have
been sterilised first.

Formula feed should be made daily and stored in the
fridge until needed.

Formula feed should only be heated once, when needed,
and never re-heated.”

Accessed – 18/01/2018 Power point download https://mycourse.west-cheshire.ac.uk/earlyyears/wp-content/uploads/sites/101/2015/09/Session-3.pptx