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L3 Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare - for Childminders

CPD certified online training Contains 7 modules

If you are looking to become a childminder and want to complete a comprehensive Level 3 Award including a FREE FOOD HYGIENE MODULE that allows you study in a flexible way around your busy life, that supports your application to Ofsted, and develops your skills and knowledge as a professional member of the home based childcare workforce, then this course is for you!!


About this course

This online qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting as a registered childminder.

The course is built of two elements – the Introductory Training Course on your Childminding UK dashboard and the Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare NCFE CACHE qualification assessed on the OneFile platform. You will also have access to the FREE Food Hygiene module as a bonus (Saving you £35); this module is highly recommended for Level 3 learners.

The NCFE CACHE qualification consists of: Unit 1 provides learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home based childcare setting. It covers subject areas such as:

  • 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
  • the role of observation.

Unit 2 prepares learners to set up a home based childcare business. It covers:

  • 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.

You will have access to an experienced tutor throughout your course, as well as access to videos and a useful Information Zone. All of the information that you will need to be able to complete your assignments will be provided through the 5 comprehensive modules that form the award winning Introductory Training Course:

Your Introductory Training Course supports your learning for the qualification and your ongoing practice as a registered childminder through the online delivery of the following modules:

  1. Understanding and Working with the EYFS
  2. Recording Children’s Development
  3. Safeguarding Children
  4. Developing Children’s Learning
  5. Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting

Your Food Hygiene Module is highly recommended and it a FREE part of this training course! It consists of:

  • Food related illness
  • Simple microbiology, toxins, spores, growth and death
  • How to use 'best before' and 'use by' dates on food
  • Pests and pets
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Effective hand washing
  • The 4 C's of food hygiene
  • Food Law and Regulations
  • Basic requirements of domestic kitchen and facilities
  • The role of Environmental Health officers
  • Records that childminders need to keep regarding food safety and food hygiene.

Once you have purchased this course, you will be able to buy annual Childminding UK membership at a discounted cost of only £70 for the first year (normally £90). The membership package includes in excess of £400 online training resources that you can use to establish and run your childminding business.

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.

Topics covered

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare - for Childminders
  • Introductory Training Course
  • Food Hygiene Module
I was worried that I wasn't going to have all the right knowledge to be able to give the best for the children. I was really pleased to see this course to give me everything that I need. It was easy to complete and the tutor was always able to help. Participant Feedback

This course contains 7 modules:

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.