- Course type Distance learning course
- Duration Part-time
- Qualification Level 3
- Awarded by NCFE
Tutor is available to students.
If you want to develop your knowledge of Nursery Management so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.
The Distance Learning Nursery Management course will help you develop a solid understanding of management in a child care setting and enable you to gain a qualification at the same time.
As Nursery Manager you would plan and deliver effective daily management of the nursery in accordance with relevant legislation, plus local authority and OFSTED requirements. This course has been designed to meet the needs of those students who may be wishing to enter into a management career in a child care, pre-school or nursery setting.
On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the role of a well-informed effective manager, together with knowledge of all legislative issues.
You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.
Unit 1: The Management of Nursery Staff
- Effective communication
- The appraisal process and logging staff records
- Disciplinary procedures and grievance issues
- Employment policies for the recruitment and management of staff
Unit 2: Safeguarding Children
- Definition of child abuse
- Forms of child abuse
- Policies, legislation and guidelines for safeguarding children
- Roles and responsibilities of staff
- Reporting an incident
- The child protection conference
Unit 3: Healthy and Safety for Children and Staff
- Safe working practices in the nursery setting for children and staff
- Health and safety at different stages of child development
- Procedures for good hygiene
- First aid
Unit 4: The Early Years Foundation Stage: Curriculum and Assessment
- Types of learning
- Detrimental issues and learning
- The importance of differentiation
- Planning learning with the support of assessments
Unit 5: Creating a Positive Nursery Environment
- Summative assessments
- Referral to third parties
- Risk assessment
- Communication for play and learning
Unit 6: Supporting and Planning Self-Directed Play
- The play cycle
- The importance of play for young children
- Play equipment and space in the nursery setting
- Outdoor play space
- Indoor play space
- Health and safety for the play space
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).
The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
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