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£370.00 Course symbols: * I IA Q
The Award is the most comprehensive and in-depth preparation for setting up a childminding business. The qualification has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). The qualification is suitable for those wishing to work as: childminders, childminding assistants, nannies, au pairs and other childcarers in home based settings.
You will be expected to sit an English and Maths initial assessment prior to being accepted onto the course. This will be a computer based test to ensure that you will be able to cope with the demands of the course and have a good level of maths and English to support children. Please see brochure & book an Initial Assessment. There is also a writing task to complete to assess your suitability for the course. The minimum requirements to enrol on the course are Level 1 in maths and Level 2 in English. If you are unsuccessful in your Initial Assessment, guidance will be given to you regarding how to improve your Maths and English before enrolling on the next scheduled course. You must be at least 16 years old and show an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). * Initial Assessments * Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed. To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment. Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths . Http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf .
What you will learn
You will raise your professional skills and the quality of your childcare. You will look at all of the childcare standards and identify what is required to work with them effectively.
How you will learn on this course
Class discussion, tutor led sessions, practical group work, weekly homework task, portfolio of work. Accessing course materials on the Virtual Learning Environment.
How you will be assessed on this course
Unit 1 Preparing to work as a home-based childcarer. 1. Outline current legislation and regulation in relation to home-based childcare. 2. Establish how to create a safe and healthy home-based environment. 3. Recognise how to support the safeguarding and welfare of children. 4. Identify how to promote equality, diversity and Inclusion. 5. Describe how day-to-day care routines promote children’s well-being. 6. Work in partnership to support children’s outcomes. 7. Explain children’s learning and behaviour in relation to sequence, rate and stage of development. 8. Discuss the value of play in promoting children’s learning and development. 9. Identify the role of observation in promoting children’s learning and development. Unit 2 Preparing to set up a home-based childcare business. 1. Investigate how to lead and manage a home-based childcare setting. 2. Recognise how to comply with financial and taxation requirements when setting up a home-based childcare service. 3. Create a business plan. 4. Describe how to register with the appropriate regulatory body.
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)
Students will need to complete a portfolio of evidence to meet the CACHE Exam Board criteria. The examination costs of presenting the portfolio are included in the course fees. This will be internally marked and verified by Cache approved staff.
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time
Homework tasks will be set each week. This must be completed within Seven days and will take at least Seven hours, maybe more, to complete.
What you need for your course
The tutor will recommend the book/ web sites to support your learning.
What you need to bring to the first class
Paper and pens. A4 Folder for your portfolio. Copy of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) available to download free OFSTED. Course Handbook “Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare by Sheila Riddall-Leech. ISBN 978-1-4718-4151-4.
What you can do next
You will need to complete an approved 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course if you have not done so in the last 3 years. You will need to attend a Bexley EYFS for prospective child-minder's session. Telephone 0203 045 4198. Apply to Register as a Childminder with Ofsted. Continue your studies to gain a Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking