This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or over who wish to work as:
other childcarers in home based settings
This is a knowledge-only qualification, therefore no placement in a real work environment is required.
What are the benefits?
This programme will fully prepare you for employment in, or to set up your own, home based childcare setting.
It also provides a useful introduction to the CACHE’s Early Years Educator qualifications.
How is it delivered?
The qualification will take approximately 50 learning hours to complete and will be delivered via our online learning environment and supported by high quality resources and expert tutoring.
During your study you will undertake two mandatory units, which will provide 6 credits, comprising of the following:
5 credits - Preparing to work as a home based childcarer (Unit no: H/506/4745)
legislation and regulation relating to home based childcare
safeguarding and child protection health and safety in a home based childcare environment
promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
day to day care routines for children
working in partnership
children’s learning and development
play and the role of observation
1 credit - Preparing to set up a home based childcare business (Unit no: K/506/4746)
leading and managing a home based childcare setting
financial and taxation requirements when setting up a home based childcare setting
creating a business plan
registration requirements for home based childcarers
This qualification will be assessed through provision of a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and tasks.
What does it cost?
The price of the qualification is £180 +VAT. This includes full access to the Best Practice Network learning environment for 6 months, as well as membership to our Early Years Network.