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Childhood Development Reporting  


A crucial part of a child’s development takes place in their early years. This course focuses on how to effectively plan and report a child’s development. Effective reporting on how a child is developing is essential for record keeping purposes so that it can be identified in the early stages should the child have any special needs or require any therapy.




  • It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • It is recommended that learners have an understanding of early childhood development of children or alternatively learners can attend the Early Childhood Development course.

Course Accreditations

This course is accredited with ETDP Seta and each learner will have to submit a Portfolio of Evidence after the training, upon being deemed competent, the learner will receive a Certicate of Competence.

Course Outcomes

  • Observing babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Recording observations.
  • Giving feedback on observations.
  • Access, use and manage suitable learning resources
  • Formulate and use learning strategies
  • Manage occupational learning materials
  • Conduct research, analyse and present findings
  • Lead and function in a team
  • Reflect on how characteristics of the workplace and occupational context affect learning.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed for the individuals:

  • Individuals who are currently working in ECD’s centers, nursery schools and crèches.
  • Individuals who are wanting to embark on a career in early Childhood Development.


R7,620.00  Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Manual, Dataset CD)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


4 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

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Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

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Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Childhood Development Reporting:

Learn why it is important to document childhood development and learning


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Observe babies, toddlers and young children.

  • Conducting observation contributes towards assessment of an individual development.
  • Ensure observations minise bias and subjectivity.
  • Using frameworks, assessment guidelines and instruments to conduct observations.
  • Observations are continuous, based on daily activities and provide sufficient information to establish patterns of development


Recording observations

  • Records accurately reflect the observations.
  • Records are culturally sensitive and bias free.
  • Records contribute towards assessment of individual development, referrals, design of programs and activities, and evaluation of activities and programs.


Give feedback on observations.

  • Providing appropriate feedback.
  • Ensuring feedback is clear and relevant to the child's development and is given with appropriate sensitivity.
  • Type and manner of feedback is constructive and meaningful.


Access, use and manage suitable learning resources.

  • Identifying relevant learning resources.


Formulate and use learning strategies.

  • Learning strategies are formulated by selection of specific tried techniques.
  • Information is summarized and used in the learning process.
  • Answers pertaining to relevant questions are synthesised and contextualised.
  • Texts are read/view for detail, interpreted, analysed and synthesised for a given context.
  • Verbal interaction is interpreted, analysed and synthesised for a given context.
  • Learning takes place through communicating with others in groups or as individuals.


Manage occupational learning materials.

  • Occupational learning materials are organized and used for optimum learning.
  • Layout, presentation and organisational features of learning materials are understood and used effectively.
  • Technical language/ terminology is engaged with and clarification sought if needed.


Conduct research and analyse and present findings.

  • Appropriate or relevant topic and scope is identified and defined.
  • Research steps are planned and sequenced appropriately.
  • Research techniques are applied.
  • Information is sifted for relevance, classified, categorized and sorting.
  • Information is classified, categorised and sorted.
  • Reporting on research findings.


Lead and function in a team.

  • Active leading and participation in group learning situations.
  • Responsibilities in the team are taken up and group work conventions are applied in learning situations.
  • Conflict management and negotiating techniques are practised in diverse contexts.
  • Team work results in meaningful products, outcomes or goals.


Reflect on how characteristics of the workplace and occupational context affect learning.

  • Sector and organisation type is identified.
  • Features of the occupational environment are described and discussed.
  • Ways in which these features affect learning processes and/or application of learning are described and discussed.
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