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Common Core Training for the Childcare Register (Ofsted Recognised)


Common Core Training for the Childcare Register

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.

Childminding UK online training is available to you to either complete all at once or re-visit as many times as you need to depending on the time you have available. Unlike some online courses, there are no limits to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course.

Buying this course for someone else? Please make sure you create a new account for the person you are buying this for and don't buy through your own account so that certificates are issued in their name and not yours

** How long do I have to complete this course?**

This course will be available for a year from date of purchase.