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Award Winning Level 3 Childminder Introductory Training course-Ofsted Recognised

-CPD Accredited and covered by our Princess Royal Training Award


Childminding UK

Summary

Price
£175 inc VAT
Or £58.33/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online
Duration
25 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
25 CPD hours / points
Certificates
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Are you looking for one Introductory course that gives you all the essential information you need in order to set up a successful childminding business?

Completing this course along with a full paediatric first aid course will give you all the training you need to register as a childminder with Ofsted or a Childminding Agency.

The course contains 5 modules for you to complete at a time that suits you.

The EYFS states that 'Childminders must have completed training which helps them to understand and implement the EYFS before they can register with Ofsted or a Childminder agency.'

This course covers all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), including Safeguarding, necessary for registration as a childminder with Ofsted or a childminding agency, plus extra information that will help you build a high quality and sustainable childminding business. The requirements for Ofsted are the same wherever you live in England, so whichever county you live in, if you are going to register as a childminder with Ofsted or with a childminding agency, this course is for you.

This course is also Common Core compliant. The government say the 'Common Core of Skills and Knowledge' are necessary for working with children in any childcare setting.

All Childminding UK training is Ofsted recognised, written specifically for the unique role of the childminder.

Certificates

Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

CPD

25 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Description

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. The course includes downloadable course handouts. Once you have completed all 5 modules, you will be able to print off your Childminder Introductory Training Certificate too, which you will need to show to Ofsted or your childminder agency.

There are no assignments or requirements for written tests to pass this course as assessment is all in the knowledge tests. Each module is likely to take around 3 hours to complete. We suggest that you complete the modules in the following order:

  1. Understanding and Working with the EYFS A step by step journey through the EYFS which explains how the requirements should be implemented in a childminding setting

  2. Recording Children’s Development Includes observing and assessing children and planning next steps, linking observations to the areas and aspects of learning and characteristics of effective learning. Set out on the EYFS

  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, Breast Ironing, Gang Activity- including County Lines and Signs of Safety which is an international process that has been adopted by many areas of England. It has gained course approval from the Northamptonshire Local Safeguarding Children Board. For childminders who will employ others, it includes a safeguarding children employers responsibility handout.

  4. Developing Children’s Learning Information to help you fully understand and support children’s learning. There are 3 main topics: Child Development (including mental health and Attachment Theory), Equality diversity and inclusion and Play.

  5. Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting All you need to know about the business aspects and practical issues of running a successful childminding business including information about how best to market your business, how to comply with tax and insurance requirements and much more

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.

During the course, Childminding UK staff are available to answer any question about the course or as you move in to registering as a childminder.

Testimonials:

'VERY WELL LAID OUT COURSE.'

'The safeguarding course content was more detailed than any other safeguarding course I’ve done'

'100% recommend the childminding UK introductory course!!'

'The Childminding UK course is so straightforward informative without being overbearing and covers everything you need to know to get started'

'Do the online Childmindinguk course! It’s really reasonably priced, quick to complete and gives you everything you need'

'Do the online childmindinguk course! It’s really reasonably priced, quick to complete and gives you everything you need'

'Course was very clear - really appreciate the relevance to childminding settings'

'Course was very clear - really appreciate the relevance to childminding settings'

'The multiple choice test I found was great as I haven't had to wait for an assessor to mark any coursework and it allowed me to complete the course in a much shorter time span'

'As a newly registered childminder, I found the whole process of registering with Ofsted trouble free because this course gave me all the information I needed to know and the confidence to start my new childcare career'

'I've worked in childcare for 20 years but wanted to register as a childminder with Ofsted. I hold a childcare qualification but I really valued your course as a refresher and it gave me specific information about the role of a childminder which I hadn't covered in my qualification'

Who is this course for?

Anyone intending to register as a childminder with Ofsted or a childminder agency

Requirements

No entry requirement

Career path

Registration as a childminder or work as a nursery assistant.

Questions and answers


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Charlee asked:

hi im looking at starting a new career in childminding would this be the right course i would need

Answer:

Hi Charlee, Yes if you do not have other formal qualifications in childcare, this is definitely the best course for you. If you need any other assistance in registering as Childminder please do visit our 'Becoming a Childminder' page on our website 😊 Kind regards Sally

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Marian asked:

Hi, can I start nanny with this qualification it will be good for Ofsted to give me the permission?

Answer:

Hi, yes this course is suitable for Nannies, but if you want to be an Ofsted Registered Nanny, you will need to apply to Ofsted when you have completed the course.

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Mohsin asked:

Does this course count towards the Ofsted Child Staff ratios in nursery setting

Answer:

Hi, Although this course is written at a level 3, it is not a full level 3 qualification. So the answer to your question would be no. Hope this helps Kind regards Sally

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Komal asked:

I have done early childhood education course. Now which course I should do after this ?

Answer:

If you are looking to register as a Childminder, it will depend on when you completed your Early Education course. However we strongly recommend completing our Introductory training, as this not only covers the EYFS element but also leading and managing a Childminding Setting. Kind regards Sally

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Komal asked:

Is this course fully online

Answer:

Hi, Yes the course is fully online, consists of 5 modules with multiple choice questions at the end of each module. The test can be taken as many times as you like. Each module takes 4-5 hours to complete and you can work totally at your own pace. Hope this Helps? Sally Childminding Consultant for Childminding UK

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Victoria asked:

Can i use this qualification to work as home base childminder as I intend to start my own childminder business

Answer:

Yes, this course is CPD acredited and Ofsted recognised as a course suitable for you to become an Ofsted registered childminder. For more information on the registration proces please refer to our Becoming a childminder page on our website. Childminding UK

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student asked:

does this course replace the eyfs course or go alongside it?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. I can confirm that this course includes a module about the EYFS . this course along with your full 12 first aid course is all you need to register with Ofsted

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Ashlee asked:

Does this course give you a qualification at the end?

Answer:

Good afternoon and thank you for your interest in our Training. The Introductory Course is not a qualification but it is Level 3 training, CPD Accredited and Ofsted Recognised. It is also Common Core compliant- Common Core Skills are those that the Govt. suggests should be completed by anyone working with children. A full Level 3 qualification will take around 18 months to complete. There is no requirement for childminders to have a full qualification. Hope this helps.

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Lisa asked:

Hi, I already have several childcare qualifications from Level 1-4 in different areas do I need this course as well to be a childminder or not. Lisa

Answer:

This will depend on when you achieved your qualifications. If after 2008, you will have covered the EYFS and so most will still be valid. You may need to update your Safeguarding Training as this needs refreshing every 2 years and childminders need the DSL element. You will need to complete the Leading and Managing Module as this is sector specific to childminders. Childminding UK does sell these modules individually if you visit the shop

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Minal asked:

Can you work as a Teaching assistant with this course in schools?

Answer:

Hi, this course is primarily for those wishing to register as a childminder. It would give you knowledge about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), including child development, safeguarding and observing and recording development. The EYFS applies to children in reception year so some of will be of use if you are working with this age group but it's really aimed at home based care, Kind regards, Elaine

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Marian asked:

Hi, how long it will take to complete this course, is any chance to accelerate the process, thank you!

Answer:

Hello Marian, The course has 5 modules, it will take around 3-4 hours per module, so around 15 or 20 hours in total to complete. As it is an online course, how quickly you can complete is determined only by how much time you have each day/week to dedicate to it, as you determine when you start and the time you have free to do the course. We have known people complete in a weekend if they can clear their days of other daytime tasks. Hope this helps.

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Komal asked:

Will i get an An Ofsted-recognised qualification, Level 3 from this course

Answer:

It is not actually a level 3 qualification, but it is written at a level 3 and is recognised by Ofsted to register as a Childminder. Kind Regards Sally

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Komal asked:

By completing Introductory training course, will i become a qualified teacher to teach in uk

Answer:

No, it is only an Introduction to Childminding not Teaching. Kind regards Sally

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Bea asked:

How long is the course certificate valid for

Answer:

Once the course has been completed, it does not have an expiry date apart from the Safeguarding module. It is recommended that Safeguarding is renewed every 2 years. Any further questions please do get in touch :-)

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Kayleigh asked:

When I have passed this course will I be a registered childminder and can start work straight away.

Answer:

Hello Kayleigh. You will need to register with Ofsted or a childminding agency in order to become a childminder. Part of the requirements is introductory training (you will also need a full pediatric first aid course). You will need DBS Checks and a GP health check too. Our website page called Becoming a Childminder explains the process for you including the costs, and our youtube videos. We aren't permitted to put contact details here but if you visit our site you will find them to call us.

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Aimee asked:

I am currently an experienced EYFS teacher/ phase leader. To become a childminder, do I need to complete all 5 modules of the course? Thank you

Answer:

Hello Aimee, this really depends on what qualifications you have. If you look at our Becoming a Childminder webpage on our Childminding UK site, there is a short video on there that explains it f If you have an early years qualification gained after 2008, you won't need to complete the full course, but will need to complete the Leading and Managing module and you may need to update your Safeguarding to include DSL (both available via our website.

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Jumoke asked:

Hi , do I get a certification after this training please?

Answer:

Yes you do get certification. There are 5 modules in the course. When you have completed each of these you will gain a certificate you can print off. When you have finished all 5, you will access your final certificate to print. Because this course is CPD Accredited, you will ALSO receive certificates that are emailed to you directly from the CPD company. Please do get back to us if you have any further questions. Kind Regards Tina

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Beth asked:

If I complete this course. Will I be able to start my childminding business once I complete ofsted. Trying to research to see how it’s all done!

Answer:

Good morning and thank you for your interest in our course. We are pleased to confirm that alongside a 12 hour paedatric first aid training course, our Introductory Course does cover all the training you need to register with Ofsted. You will of course need DBS Checks etc. You can find lots of information on our website about the process of registering- just go to the Becoming a Childminder webpage.

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Saira asked:

Is Paediatric First Aid included in this course?

Answer:

Good afternoon. First Aid is not included with this course- First Aid has to be attended in person and so you would need to source a course close to where you live.

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