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Child Minder (CACHE Level 3)

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  • Accreditation by CACHE
  • 7 units
  • 42 guided learning hours
Child Minder (CACHE Level 3)

Our child care courses include the CACHE Level 3 Child Minding course, which will give you an understanding of how to set up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5) unit, and will prepare you to work as a home-based child carer, nanny or child minder. It is also ideal for those child minders who are looking to set up their own business as it covers business start-up.

About Child Minding

Child minders look after and care for children in a domestic setting, ensuring the safety of the children while providing a stimulating environment. Child minders most often run their own business from the comfort and convenience of their own home. If you want to experience a dynamic and rewarding career working with children, gain the flexibility and benefits of working from home, and even look after your own children while earning, then this could be the perfect career for you.

What Could I Do After Taking This Child Minding Course?

Start your own business. In addition to teaching relevant aspects of child care, our CACHE Level 3 Child Minding course also supports the development of policies and procedures relevant to registration and the basic business skills needed to set up a home-based child care service. Child minders earn an average of £19,000+*/year.

Obtain a diploma. This paper-based or online child care course can also form part of the full CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children's and Young People's Workforce should you wish to progress to this.

Please note: You will require access to the internet to complete this course.

*Source: Mysalary.co.uk, Sept. 2012

Qualification: CACHE Level 3. Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service

CACHE

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE 3 Unit Certificate for Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5).

Please note: You will need to attend one of our Centres in order to complete an 'external assessment' as part of this course. This is a one hour assessment (question paper) and you can choose between our Birmingham, Sheffield or Bournemouth Centre.

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1: Understand how to set up a home based childcare service. 

1.1. Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

1.2. Develop policies and procedures for:

  • accidents, illness and emergencies
  • behaviour
  • safeguarding
  • equal opportunities
  • and explain how these will be implemented.

1.3. Explain the importance of confidentiality and data protection.

1.4.Develop a marketing plan for own home based childcare service

1.5. Demonstrate financial planning for own home based service.

1.6. Identify sources of support and information for the setting up and running of your home based childcare business.

Unit 2: Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home based environment for children.

2.1 .Explain the key components of a healthy and safe home based environment.

2.2. Explain the principles of safe supervision of children in the home based setting and off site.

2.3. Identify ways of ensuring that equipment is suitable for children and meets safety requirements.

2.4. Know where to obtain current guidance on health and safety risk assessment of the home based work setting.

2.5. Explain how to store and administer medicines.

Unit 3: Understand the importance of partnerships with parents for all aspects of the home based childcare service.

3.1. Explain the importance of partnership with parents for all aspects of the child care service

3.2. Describe how partnership with parents are set up and maintained.

Unit 4: Understand the principles of development of routines for home based child care.

4.1. Explain how routines are based on:

  • meeting a child’s needs
  • agreements with parents
  • participation of children.

4.2. Explain how they would adapt routines to meet the needs of children at different ages and stages of development.

4.3. Explain how they ensure that each child is welcomed and valued in the home based work setting.

Unit 5: Understand how to provide play and other activities for children in home based settings that will support equality and inclusion. 

5.1. Explain the importance of play to children’s learning and development and the need for an inclusive approach.

5.2. Plan a challenging and enjoyable learning environment in the home that includes using everyday domestic routines and household items.

5.3. Explain what can be learned about children by observing them at play.

5.4. Identify how and why it is important that children receive equal treatment and access, based on their individual needs and acknowledging their rights.

5.5. Compare how other resources available for children support their play.

Unit 6: Understand how home based child carers can support the safeguarding of children in their care 

6.1. Explain the concept of safeguarding and the duty of care that applies to all practitioners.

6.2. Outline the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.

6.3. Outline regulatory requirements for safeguarding children that affect home based childcare.

6.4. Explain the procedures that need to be followed by lone workers in home based settings when harm or abuse are suspected or alleged, either against them or third parties.

Unit 7: Understand the principles of supporting positive behaviour in home based childcare settings. 

7.1. Describe typical behaviours exhibited by children linked to their stage of development and key events in their lives.

7.2. Explain how ground rules for behaviour and expectations are developed and implemented.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Child Minder (CACHE Level 3)

Our child care courses include the CACHE Level 3 Child Minding course, which will give you an understanding of how to set up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5) unit, and will prepare you to work as a home-based child carer, nanny or child minder. It is also ideal for those child minders who are looking to set up their own business as it covers business start-up.

About Child Minding

Child minders look after and care for children in a domestic setting, ensuring the safety of the children while providing a stimulating environment. Child minders most often run their own business from the comfort and convenience of their own home. If you want to experience a dynamic and rewarding career working with children, gain the flexibility and benefits of working from home, and even look after your own children while earning, then this could be the perfect career for you.

What Could I Do After Taking This Child Minding Course?

Start your own business. In addition to teaching relevant aspects of child care, our CACHE Level 3 Child Minding course also supports the development of policies and procedures relevant to registration and the basic business skills needed to set up a home-based child care service. Child minders earn an average of £19,000+*/year.

Obtain a diploma. This paper-based or online child care course can also form part of the full CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children's and Young People's Workforce should you wish to progress to this.

Please note: You will require access to the internet to complete this course.

*Source: Mysalary.co.uk, Sept. 2012

Qualification: CACHE Level 3. Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service

CACHE

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE 3 Unit Certificate for Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5).

Please note: You will need to attend one of our Centres in order to complete an 'external assessment' as part of this course. This is a one hour assessment (question paper) and you can choose between our Birmingham, Sheffield or Bournemouth Centre.

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1: Understand how to set up a home based childcare service. 

1.1. Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

1.2. Develop policies and procedures for:

  • accidents, illness and emergencies
  • behaviour
  • safeguarding
  • equal opportunities
  • and explain how these will be implemented.

1.3. Explain the importance of confidentiality and data protection.

1.4.Develop a marketing plan for own home based childcare service

1.5. Demonstrate financial planning for own home based service.

1.6. Identify sources of support and information for the setting up and running of your home based childcare business.

Unit 2: Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home based environment for children.

2.1 .Explain the key components of a healthy and safe home based environment.

2.2. Explain the principles of safe supervision of children in the home based setting and off site.

2.3. Identify ways of ensuring that equipment is suitable for children and meets safety requirements.

2.4. Know where to obtain current guidance on health and safety risk assessment of the home based work setting.

2.5. Explain how to store and administer medicines.

Unit 3: Understand the importance of partnerships with parents for all aspects of the home based childcare service.

3.1. Explain the importance of partnership with parents for all aspects of the child care service

3.2. Describe how partnership with parents are set up and maintained.

Unit 4: Understand the principles of development of routines for home based child care.

4.1. Explain how routines are based on:

  • meeting a child’s needs
  • agreements with parents
  • participation of children.

4.2. Explain how they would adapt routines to meet the needs of children at different ages and stages of development.

4.3. Explain how they ensure that each child is welcomed and valued in the home based work setting.

Unit 5: Understand how to provide play and other activities for children in home based settings that will support equality and inclusion. 

5.1. Explain the importance of play to children’s learning and development and the need for an inclusive approach.

5.2. Plan a challenging and enjoyable learning environment in the home that includes using everyday domestic routines and household items.

5.3. Explain what can be learned about children by observing them at play.

5.4. Identify how and why it is important that children receive equal treatment and access, based on their individual needs and acknowledging their rights.

5.5. Compare how other resources available for children support their play.

Unit 6: Understand how home based child carers can support the safeguarding of children in their care 

6.1. Explain the concept of safeguarding and the duty of care that applies to all practitioners.

6.2. Outline the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.

6.3. Outline regulatory requirements for safeguarding children that affect home based childcare.

6.4. Explain the procedures that need to be followed by lone workers in home based settings when harm or abuse are suspected or alleged, either against them or third parties.

Unit 7: Understand the principles of supporting positive behaviour in home based childcare settings. 

7.1. Describe typical behaviours exhibited by children linked to their stage of development and key events in their lives.

7.2. Explain how ground rules for behaviour and expectations are developed and implemented.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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