Diploma in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare, Accredited L3 online course £210


Are you working in a home-based setting and want your professionalism recognised? Are you looking for a career in Childminder? Then this is the perfect certificated accredited  course for you.

  • A very manageable 50-learning hours online course, which you can access 24/7 at a time and in a setting that suits you best.
  • Key is that it recognises that you cannot go to classes during the day when you are working, therefore the classroom comes to you via your laptop or PC!
  • You will be allocated your own assessor who will support you throughout the qualification.
  • As soon as you are ready to start your training, your assessor will contact you with your first assessment plan.
  • Your personal assessor will support your learning experience, using a combination of email, phone or by zoom call.
  • Your Riverside Training Company assessor will work together with you to find the best way to develop your portfolio of evidence

Duration of this course

You will have 26 weeks to compete the course. The length of time it takes you to complete this course is dependent on how much you dedicate to learning, bearing in mind that you do want to fully absorb the topic

If you have not completed by the end of the 26th week extensions are available for £15 per week for each week thereafter.

The course was perfect as it was so logical and well thought out. Superb support from the assessor

SP May 2023


What will I need to do in order to pass?

  • Pass Two units one compulsory unit and one optional unit that you choose. (One route is best for Nannies the other route for Childminders).
  • Unit 1 provides learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home-based.
  • Unit 2 Either exploring the role of a nanny or preparing to set up a home-based childcare business (such as Childminding)

What can I work as with this qualification?

  • Registered Childminder
  • Childminding assistant
  • Nanny
  • Au Pair

I am already working in a family home what benefit will I gain from this qualification?

  • This course is tailored to your working environment and allows you to gain a Level 3 qualification reflecting your skills and knowledge
  • It is a recognised course for child-minders who are setting up a home-based childcare business

What does the course cost? 

  • By eLearning £210 plus NCFE/ CACHE registration £65.
  • Should you wish to undertake this course as part of your personal continuous education, without certification, you will not need to pay the £65 registration/certification fee however you will not be able to note on your CV or elsewhere that you have gained a qualification but you will be able to discuss your learning experience

What do I do next?

If you would like to train with Riverside Cares or simply learn more about this course our highly experienced team are here to help you please contact us. You can also directly purchase this course online, don’t forget to add NCFE CACHE registration as a separate item in your basket.  We can guide you through registration and get you started! The beauty of this E-learning course is that it allows you to study at times and at a pace that works best for you.



Course Content

Unit 1: Compulsory

Unit 2: Choose between two options.

Unit 1

  • Understand current legislation and regulation in relation to home-based childcare
  • Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home-based childcare environment for children
  • Understand how to support the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Understand how day to daycare routines promote children’s well-being
  • Understand how to work in partnership to support children’s outcomes
  • Understand children’s learning and behaviour in relation to sequence, rate and stage of development
  • Understand the value of play in promoting children’s learning and development
  • Understand the role of observation in promoting children’s learning and development

Choices for Unit 2:

Either Exploring the role of a nanny OR Preparing to set up a home-based childcare business (such as Childminding)

Exploring the role of a Nanny

  • Partnership working
  • Expectations required of the role
  • The role of advisory, guidance and support services
  • How to plan steps to become a Nanny

Or preparing to set up a home-based childcare business

Preparing to set up a home-based childcare business (such as Childminding)

  • Understand how to lead and manage a home-based childcare setting
  • Understand how to comply with financial and taxation requirements when setting up a home-based childcare setting
  • Understand how to create a business plan
  • Understand how to register with the appropriate regulatory body.

This course can be taken over a 3-6 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence which will be marked by your assessor.



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