[Unit 1.5] Understand How to Support Children Who Are Unwell

Explaining the role of the early year’s practitioner during practice.
Nappy changing
- Early Years Practitioner need to get their gloves and apron on then get the child’s nappy, wipes, cream, and spare clothes if needed. A new set of gloves and apron for each nappy change.
- Place the child on a nappy changing mat.
- Remove the child’s clothing to access the nappy. Remove the nappy and place it inside the nappy sack.
- If the child’s clothes are soiled then you should put them in a separately nappy sack to send home.
- Using the wipes, clean the children from front to back and then place the used wipes into the nappy sack. Tie the nappy sack.
- Put a clean nappy on and apply cream if necessary. Take off the gloves and apron and place next to the nappy sack.
- Dress the child.
- Help the child down and help wash their hands using soap, warm water and paper towels.
- Wash your hands using soap, warm water and paper towels.
- Take the child back to the room.
- Return back to the nappy changing area and using anti-bacterial spray and paper towels clean the changing mat and surrounding area including the nappy sack and dirty apron and gloves into the nappy bin. Before leaving wash and dry your hand.
Toilet training
- Key worker need to begin to have conversation with parent when their children are around two years of age about toilet training.
- The potty or toilet should be introduced at nappy changing times. The child can sit on the potty/toilet and explain what it is for.
- Practitioners need to recognise the signs that the child is ready and when children become aware when they are wet or soiled and they share this information with parents and to record their observation.
- Practitioners encourage parents to wait until their child is fairly well co-ordinated and can manage to pull up and down their trousers.
- Staff encourage children to let them know when passing urine or bowel motion. Staff note once children have reached this stage they are...