Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE

) Thursday 18th May 2006 Time allotted: 3 hours, 9-30 am – 12-30 pm • This paper contains 4 sections. Attempt all questions in each section and write all answers in INK in the answer booklet provided. If you write your answers in pencil they will not be marked. • There are a total of 100 marks available. Section 1 has 20 marks, section 2 has 30 marks, section 3 has 25 marks and section 4 has • 25 marks. • Be careful not to spend too long on a question. If you find a question difficult, leave it and return to it later. You do not need to answer the questions in the order in which they appear.

• Return this question paper to the invigilator at the end of the test. The invigilator will provide you with an answer booklet. • Write the information required in the spaces provided. • Use blue or black ink or ball-point pen. Answers in pencil will NOT be marked. • Use both sides of the paper. • Write the question number clearly in the left-hand margin. • You may do your rough work in the answer booklet. Cross through any work you do not wish to be marked. Do not tear out any part of the answer booklet.

SECTION ONE

1.1

Describe what is meant by cognitive development. 8 marks

1.2

Discuss the role of the Early Years practitioner in promoting the cognitive development of babies in their first year. 12 marks

Total 20 marks

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SECTION TWO

2.1

Describe what is meant by physical play. 6 marks

2.2

Explain how physical play supports children’s learning and development. 12 marks

2.3

Children have a right to an environment which promotes risk and challenge. Discuss the role of the adult in meeting this right. 12 marks

Total 30 marks

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SECTION THREE

3.1

Why are young children particularly vulnerable to infection? 5 marks

3.2

Describe how children develop immunity to infection. 8 marks

3.3

Describe how the Health and Safety policy of an early years setting promotes health and well-being. 12 marks

Total 25 marks

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SECTION FOUR

4.1

Identify TWO laws that support a child with a disability or a special educational need. 4 marks

4.2

Explain how the Early Years practitioner may contribute to the care and education of a child with a disability or special educational need in a setting. 11 marks

4.3

Describe the personal qualities and skills required by an Early Years practitioner when working with a child with a disability or special educational need. 10 marks

Total 25 marks

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