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This is the perfect course to become a home-based child carer. You don’t need any previous experience to join this NCFE CACHE accredited course, making it easy to start today and learn from home. This course is OFQUAL regulated, NCFE CACHE accredited and fully recognised.
Rated Excellent 4.8 by our students!
RQF REGULATED QUALIFICATION No. 603/3642/0 – CLICK HERE TO VERIFY THIS COURSE
The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). This qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting as a registered childminder. It is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home childcarers (eg nannies, au pairs).
This course is simple to follow with friendly 1-1 tutor support. Our user-friendly approach allows for rapid course progression enabling you to complete your course as quickly as possible. We have a wealth of experience providing training for the Early Years sector, and all our courses meet the highest standards.
The qualification is suitable for learners wishing to work as:
• registered childminders
• childminding assistants
• au pairs
• other childcarers in home based settings.
We take enrolments 365 days of the year – enrol today, and there’s no waiting to start. You will get full, instant access to your course with your own personal tutor, who will make sure you pass your course as quickly as possible – take the next step now!
We know it’s no easy task when deciding which Early Years course to enrol on. There are plenty of choices out there, so we’ve done our utmost to provide you with the best syllabus you will find anywhere. There is a huge demand for Home Based Child Care around the country, and many thousands of applicants for these positions. To work in the Early Years sector, you must first undergo government-regulated training to ensure you are familiar with working with children and how to support them. This is the ideal course to start your new Home Based Child Care career!
RQF REGULATED QUALIFICATION No. 603/3642/0
This course follows the latest Early Years guidelines, with up-to-date information. You don’t need to be working in a nursery for this course. This is a knowledge-only qualification. Experience in the real work
environment is not required
This unit will provide you with an understanding of how to work as a home-based childcarer.
This unit explores:
Current legislation and regulation in relation to home-based childcare.
How to establish a safe and healthy home-based childcare
environment for children.
How to support the safeguarding, protection
and welfare of children.
How to promote equality, diversity and
How day-to-day care routines promote children’s well-being.
How to work in partnership to support children’s outcomes.
Understand children’s learning and behaviour in relation to sequence, rate and stage of development.
Understand the value of play in promoting children’s learning and development.
Understand the role of observation in promoting children’s learning and
This unit will prepare you to set up a home-based childcare business.
This unit explores:
Understand how to lead and manage a home-based childcare setting.
Understand how to comply with financial and taxation requirements when setting
up a home-based childcare
Understand how to create a
Understand how to register with the appropriate
You don’t need any previous qualifications or have to be working in a nursery for this Level 3 course. You will be taught the full level 3 Award syllabus once enrolled.
Receive immediate access to your course as soon as you enrol.
This is a home study course meaning there’s no need to come to the college. There’s no mention of home study on your certificate, and as it’s a government-regulated qualification, you’re guaranteed your certificate is fully accepted and recognised by all.
You’ll be given instant online access to your course. You can also have your course delivered as paper handbooks if you prefer.
The enrolment fee includes your NCFE CACHE certificate, course materials and full tutor support.
Study with us, and you will gain exactly the same government-accredited qualification and certificates as a local college.
Upon course completion, you will receive a government-regulated NCFE CACHE Level 3 RQF certificate that’s fully recognised & accepted by all Early Years settings. There’s no mention of distance learning or home study anywhere on the certificate, and we guarantee it’s the same qualification as all attendance-based colleges provide.
( RQF’s have now replaced the old NVQ & QCF qualifications )
Here are some of our recent reviews
So far I’m really happy, it’s easy to use and my tutor Chris has been great. I’d say you can’t really go wrong with this course, I think it’s the best on the market.
Thanks to my fab tutor Chris for helping me so much. You were always there for me and I wouldn’t have finished sooooo quickly with our you! You are a star Christophar… see what I did there lol 🙂 x
I just finished and everything was good thank you. My friend finished her course with you a and told me it was ok so I went and did it with you.
I would highly recommend this course, the course material given is excellent, it’s easy to send your work off and receive feedback, I knew my tutor was always there if I needed him too. I found the whole course very interesting and I’ve learnt loads.
Great, friendly tutors with in depth knowledge of teaching.
So far their courses have proved to be good quality and in particular, the support I have got is easy to use. The reason I chose this course was for the telephone support which I couldn’t find anywhere else.
I’m almost halfway through my course & really enjoying the content. All queries are speedily replied to and my assessments marked and returned quickly.
Excellent service from Chris and de montfort college, I’ve been continuously offered support and help throughout..very pleased!
I just started working in my dream job and couldn’t have got here without all the help I got so just want to say thanks to all. Take care, you know who you are 🙂 Naz x
It’s been a real pleasure working with my tutor Chris who has a more holistic and flexible approach than any of my other experiences and has kept me on track. Seven months on and I’m just about to finish my course.
Found my tutor exceptional in terms of friendliness, professionalism and willingness to offer help and assistance.Staff should be praised, thank you
I really do reccomend this course, my tutor was very helpful and responded very quickly when I needed help and advice. I completed my course within the year time given and found it pretty straight forward.
I’ve flippin done it lol, 7 months hard graft finally paid off. Over the moon and honestly recommend this course to anyone thinking about it. I really enjoyed so 5 out of 5 from me x
I had fantastic tutor support throughout my course and I couldn’t be more delighted with my course. Thank you Demontfort college, I definitely have no hesitation recommending you to my school head.
YES!!!!!!!!!!! JUST FINISHED AND I CAN’T THANK EVERYONE ENOUGH FOR ALL THEIR HELP THEY GAVE TO ME! THE BEST THING I’VE EVER DONE AND JUST RECOMMENDED YOU TO MY SISTER. X
Great value and well run I enjoyed my course.
After lots of searching this was the best value course I could find and I’m very pleased with how it all worked out. I managed to get it finished in under 3 months and decided to carry on doing the work based certificate course.
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