Develop the skills you need to work in the childcare sector and learn about the development, health and safety and safeguarding of young children. Our courses are an ideal introduction into working within childcare including nurseries and schools.
An introduction to a career in childcare, including healthy eating and living, the development of young children and confidence building through play. You do not need to be working or volunteering for this course as it is aimed at those who have no formal knowledge or experience in caring for children. Fee includes assessment and admin costs of £72
A thorough introduction to starting as a childminder, including an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted requirements for registration. Aimed at those who have no formal knowledge or experience in caring for children.
Covering important aspects of childminding including the qualities of a childminder, working in partnership with parents, the importance of play, child development, Health and Safety and basic business skills.
Regular attendance, weekly assessment and a completed homework task ensure students achieve a College Certificate.
Paediatric First Aid follow on course will be available if required.
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.
Our CACHE & OCNLR childcare and school support qualifications are a ladder for success and they will give you the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to the children and young people you will help.
Learner and Employer Focused - they are designed to meet your needs and the needs of your employers.
Accessible - our accredited CACHE provision offers part time study combined with workplace assessment
Childcare & Home Based Childcare
It may be that you would like to work with babies or young children, at home as a childminder or nanny, in a children’s centre, in a nursery or reception class attached to a school or in other early years settings where children are cared for. If any of these roles appeal to you then these are the qualifications you need to consider taking.
Supporting learning either in schools, colleges, universities or in the community is not just about working in the classroom. The traditional role of a Teaching Assistant has become increasingly varied and now there are many different positions and jobs available in an education setting.
Perhaps you would like to work alongside a teacher in a primary or secondary school. You might wish to support a child or young person who has learning difficulties who attends a mainstream setting. You might have considered working in a school in an administrative, technical or other support role rather than directly supporting children in the classroom.
All courses Level 2 and above require you to take an Initial Assessment. Telephone 020 3045 5176 to book a place. Please click on the relevant course for further details.
All students in this sector will require a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously CRB check).
Some placements will arrange the DBS check for you, if you have any difficulty this can be done by the College; you will be charged £49 for this service.