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Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare with Official Certification

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50 hours
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365 days
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare
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The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is designed for individuals thinking of setting up a home-based childcare business or want to work as a nanny and au pair. With the increase in the number of women going out to work, the childcare industry has seen a dramatic demand in the past few years. Parents look for professional, well trained individuals to look after their kids in their absence. They also prefer someone who can monitor the development and other aspects of a child based on the age while tending to their needs. It is the ideal career choice for individuals who love working with children and do not want to commit to the 9-5 corporate schedule.

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare course will guide learners on how to set-up a home-based childcare by acquiring the necessary formal to legal steps and fundamental basics. Build your knowledge on the importance of proper childcare and how to monitor the development and growth of children. Examine the impact of proper childcare in child development. You will also get to explore the different approaches of childcare based on the age of the children to further solidify your knowledge. On the successful completion of this course, you will have gained fantastic knowledge on setting up a home-based childcare business and how to progress within the industry.


Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare

Regulated by Ofqual

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When you enroll for this programme, you will receive a second CPD accredited course for free from You have the opportunity to choose your preferred course from a recommended list, and earn more CPD Points/Hours to your portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about childcare and why it is important to provide proper childcare.
  • Understand the impact of proper childcare in child development.
  • Understand the different approaches to childcare based on the age of the children.
  • Become a home-based provider.
  • Learn how to take the necessary steps to set up a home-based childcare business
  • Learn about the other formal procedures needed to set up a home-based childcare business.

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Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This qualification will be internally assessed using a range of assessment methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the certificate in NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare.

Awarding Body

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Tutor Support

We provide tutor support for your choice of programme from the start of the course right until completion. We understand that tutor guidance is important for the overall success of the course you are taking, and we offer a dedicated tutor. You will receive unlimited assistance through email, and if you have any questions or queries, they will provide you with the best and most relevant answers.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone looking to start up a home based childcare business. However, this course might also benefit other individuals in the childcare industry such as Childminders, Nannies and Au Pairs.


  • Learners for this course must be 19 years of age or above and should have a basic understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT.

In order to qualify for the program you will need to submit a completed application form which will be provided to you. This form should be provided to us within a month of enrolment along with the following;

  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • You must provide an identification document such as a passport or a driving license.

Upon submission of the documents your application will be reviewed. If you fail to meet the entry requirements of the program your application will not be accepted.

Career path

  • Nanny – £9.66 per hour
  • Au Pair – £13,736 per annum
  • Childcare Worker – £7.40 per hour
  • Early Childhood Educator – £17,360 per annum

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.