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Common Core Training for the Childcare Register (Ofsted Recognised).

CPD certified online training Contains 4 modules

Our Common Core Training includes details about registering on the Childcare Register and how this applies to your role.


About this course

This Level 3 CPD Accredited Course comprises of 4 modules.

Is this course for me? If you are planning on registering with Ofsted on the Childcare Register only, you must either have at least a Level 2 qualification or training in the Common Core.

The Childcare Register has 2 parts:

  • Compulsory Part- if you will be caring for children from 5-8 years of age
  • Voluntary Part- if you will be caring for children over 8 years of age, or will be working as a nanny in the child’s own home

You can register on either or both parts of the Childcare Register.

This course is aimed at:

  • Childminders who are caring for school aged children only (year 1 and above- you would also need the Early Years Register if caring for children in reception year of school)
  • Home based Childcarers (nannies) who are caring for children in their own home for no more than 2 families (if you wish to care for children from more than 2 families you would need to register as a childminder)
  • Holiday and activity clubs
  • Out of school clubs that are not operated by a school
  • Activity based groups such as dance clubs, trampolining clubs, boating clubs etc.

About the Course

This unique and comprehensive course covers all the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge but also includes the practical information you need to help you carry out your day to day responsibilities in your particular Childcare Register setting. Downloadable course handouts are included.

Each module has a multiple-choice knowledge test at the end which you need to pass in order to print off your certificate for that module. Once you have completed all 4 modules, you will be able to print off your Common Core Training for the Childcare Register certificate too, which you will need for your registration.

There are no assignments or requirements or written tests to pass this course. Each module is likely to take between 2 and 3 hours to complete. We suggest that you complete the modules in the following order:

  1. Starting out on the Childcare Register This course covers information about your role in the setting. It also covers requirements about health and safety, traning requirements, food and food safety, suitability of people and premises, how to deal with complaints and which information needs to be sent to Ofsted once you are registered.It also includes points to consider for effective induction, supervision and appraisal meetings, how Ofsted inspect those on the Childcare Register and what to expect from an Ofsted Inspection.

  2. Foundations for Developing Learning Information to help you fully understand and support children’s learning and development. There are 4 main topics: Attachment, Child Development from birth to 12 years, Equality diversity and inclusion and Play.

  3. Safeguarding Children Introduces the relevant documentation you need to know about and covers how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and how to record and refer concerns. It also covers information about Prevent Duty, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation and has gained course approval from the Northamptonshire Local Safeguarding Children Board.

  4. Organising Childcare Register Provision Includes information about effective communication including the Voice of the Child and how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) relates to your every day practice. Information about confidentiality including GDPR, working with parents, record keeping, risk assessing, marketing your business(direct and indirect), managing behaviour and transitions alongside information about tax and insurance complete this module.

All Childminding UK online training supports the use of Browser Extensions for translation and Dyslexia support. If you currently use a Browser Extension you can be confident that you will be able to use it while completing your training.

The detail offered in your course is so much more indepth and thorough than other Common Core training I considered. After completing it, I feel thoroughly prepared for my Ofsted Registration and would thoroughly recommend this to others. Julie

This course contains 4 modules:


Starting Out on the Childcare Register

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Foundations for Developing Learning

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Organising Childcare Register Provision

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About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we'll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About this online training

How long do I have to complete the training?

This course will be available for one year from the date of purchase and can be accessed and completed as many times as needed during that period.

After one year, access can be purchased again at a discounted rate

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient and purchase whilst logged into that account. This ensures certificates are issued in the correct name.