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  • Accreditation by CACHE
  • 100% online learning
  • 7 units
  • 42 guided learning hours

Child Minder (CACHE Level 3)

Key Points

  • Learn how to set up your own childminding service
  • Study key legislation and safeguarding
  • Develop routines in partnership with parents

 

  • Start a rewarding new career
  • Complete your course within weeks
  • Study online around your existing commitments

About your Course

Child Minders provide young children a fun and engaging environment to grow and develop. A home away from home where they can play with other children and learn those crucial social skills ahead of attending school.

Child Minders hold a particularly trusted role, being responsible for the health, safety and development of other people’s children.

It’s a fun and rewarding role, helping children from a few months old to school going age develop skills they’ll carry forward into their next stage of development. Whether it’s messy play or days out, your days will be a variety of activities to help the children in your care develop.

Our online CACHE Level 3 Child Minding course will give you an understanding of how to set up a home-based childcare service. This course will teach you how to set up a safe and secure environment, compliant with all current legislation and health and safety regulations.

This includes processes around illness and accidents, behaviour, safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection.

You will understand the importance of working in partnership with parents and how to implement effective routines to meet an individual child’s needs with their input.

The course will also teach you how to provide engaging play activities to encourage child development and learning.

Getting Started

This course will give you the foundation you need to start your own home-based child-minding service. It will provide you with the information to create a safe and compliant space for young children where they can grow and develop.

Upon completion of this course you will also be in a position to take further courses to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your skill set. This will help you to provide a service that parents can be confident in.

Additionally, once you have completed this online course it can 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.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online learning provider. Our courses are designed by subject matter experts to give you the knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

Because all of our courses are online, you can study at a time and place of your choosing. You can login the same day you enrol and all of your course materials will be waiting for you.

You can learn at your own pace so you can complete your course within a matter of weeks!

You will also get the support of a dedicated tutor who can answer any questions you have about the material and will assess your work.

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.

This qualification is no longer approved for practice in Wales. This was decided by 'Social Care Wales and Qualification Wales' - for more information, please visit the Social Care Wales website.

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.

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).
OUR PASS RATE
Teaching and Education
79.3%
(National Average 73.8%)

Child Minder (CACHE Level 3)

Key Points

  • Learn how to set up your own childminding service
  • Study key legislation and safeguarding
  • Develop routines in partnership with parents

 

  • Start a rewarding new career
  • Complete your course within weeks
  • Study online around your existing commitments

About your Course

Child Minders provide young children a fun and engaging environment to grow and develop. A home away from home where they can play with other children and learn those crucial social skills ahead of attending school.

Child Minders hold a particularly trusted role, being responsible for the health, safety and development of other people’s children.

It’s a fun and rewarding role, helping children from a few months old to school going age develop skills they’ll carry forward into their next stage of development. Whether it’s messy play or days out, your days will be a variety of activities to help the children in your care develop.

Our online CACHE Level 3 Child Minding course will give you an understanding of how to set up a home-based childcare service. This course will teach you how to set up a safe and secure environment, compliant with all current legislation and health and safety regulations.

This includes processes around illness and accidents, behaviour, safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection.

You will understand the importance of working in partnership with parents and how to implement effective routines to meet an individual child’s needs with their input.

The course will also teach you how to provide engaging play activities to encourage child development and learning.

Getting Started

This course will give you the foundation you need to start your own home-based child-minding service. It will provide you with the information to create a safe and compliant space for young children where they can grow and develop.

Upon completion of this course you will also be in a position to take further courses to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your skill set. This will help you to provide a service that parents can be confident in.

Additionally, once you have completed this online course it can 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.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online learning provider. Our courses are designed by subject matter experts to give you the knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

Because all of our courses are online, you can study at a time and place of your choosing. You can login the same day you enrol and all of your course materials will be waiting for you.

You can learn at your own pace so you can complete your course within a matter of weeks!

You will also get the support of a dedicated tutor who can answer any questions you have about the material and will assess your work.

Teaching and Education
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 73.8%)
79.3%

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.

This qualification is no longer approved for practice in Wales. This was decided by 'Social Care Wales and Qualification Wales' - for more information, please visit the Social Care Wales website.

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.

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).
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