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Childminding Level 3 Course
This home study course modules cover all of the developmental needs of children in some detail, including their physical needs such as the types of food that are best for them (and nutritional guidelines), the benefits of adequate rest and sleep, learning through play and common childhood illnesses. It addresses their psychological needs too – love, security, positive reinforcement of behavior – and education.
The course goes on to explore issues surrounding behavior management, child abuse and the legal framework, and your roles and responsibilities as a care provider, counsellor or parent. It also discusses and informs on the complexities of the various agencies and legislative frameworks in place to protect children. Developing positive working relationships, and the subtleties of communicating with children are also covered.
The final section addresses the business aspects of working as a childminder, including deeper explanation of the legal responsibilities mentioned earlier, the need for registration with appropriate authorities and becoming a member of the NCMA (National Child Minding Association). Health and safety issues, drawing up contracts and agreements, and such matters as how to determine the number of children you can care for in various situations, are dealt with to complete the package
Be aware that whatever you intend to do in the childcare working environment, there are a few additional mandatory elements of training you will need to undertake, no matter who you study or train with. These are laid down by legislation and statute, so are not optional.
- The course itself fulfills the main criteria, that for delivering a recognised introductory syllabus
- In addition you will need to undertake a First Aid qualification, which takes only one day and can be done with St John's Ambulance Brigade very cheaply and easily
- You will also need to register with Ofsted, and they may need to conduct a home visit if you are providing childcare facilities in your own home. That's it!
Unit 1 Child Development
Stages of growth and development
Unit 2 Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity within the child care setting
Unit 3 Physical Needs
Nutrients and Additives
Unit 4 Learning Through Play
Using topics and themes
Unit 5 Behaviour Management
Reasons for misbehaviour
Unit 6 The legal responsibilities of the practitioner
Registering as a childminder
Unit 7 Promoting positive working relationships
Promoting positive working relationships
Unit 8 Child Protection Issues and Abuse
Child Protection Timeline
There are no previous skills or qualifications required to register for this study programme. This course is open to students of all ages and backgrounds. Enrolments can be taken at anytime of the year unlike the traditional local college who tend only to enrol in September. Home Learning offers true flexibility. Enrol today and be studying within 7 days!
Level 3 Childminding Award
The course has been designed to specifically meet the needs of learners who prefer to study at home or as a pathway course. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding body. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the "award" of a certificate of achievement.
All students have one year to complete this course from date of registration. Students are welcome to complete this course as quickly as they want to. 2 hours
This course is issued in paper format.
Your course materials will be delivered to you at the specified address within 7 days.
All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor who is contactable via telephone, email or post. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.
This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. This course consists of eight lessons overall. Students will be required to submit assignments after each lesson via email or post proving their understanding of the subject covered. These assignments normally take between 1-2 hours to complete. A grade and report will be issued on your progress with any suggestions for improvement if necessary.
Q: When can I enrol?
If you require any further information on this course then please call our administration team on 0121 288 0181 and we will be happy to help you as much as we can. Alternatively complete the information request form below and one of our friendly advisors will contact you.
Course Fee: Starting at: £299.00
UK Student can choose to pay their course fees in full upon enrolment (£299.00) or take out a pay as you study plan as follows.
Call our office on 0121 2880181 for guaranteed acceptance onto our pay as you study plan* (Applies to UK Students only)
MOD Personnel can claim a 10% Reduction on fees when paying in full by quoting BFPO10 when contacting us. Proof will be required.
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