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Would you like to achieve an excellent online accredited UK qualification, which will demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge? Look no further than this fantastic CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare online course.

This Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a home based childcare setting. In addition, the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home child carers (e.g. nannies, au pairs). This Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), which ensures that it is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date.

Learning with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification.

Course Objectives:

  • Unit 1 provides learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home based childcare setting
  • Unit 2 prepares learners to set up a home based childcare business
  • The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare covers age ranges from birth to 19 years

Course Description:

  • Qualification type: CACHE Level 3 Award
  • Qualification title: CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
  • Accreditation status: Accredited
  • Level: 3
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 50
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 60
  • Qualification number (QN): 601/3527/X

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Preparing to Work as a Home-Based Childcarer
  • Module 02: Preparing to Set Up a Home-Based childcare Business 

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.

There is no extra charge for assessment.


Successful learners will be awarded a CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare certificate.

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.

Entry Requirements:

  • Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.

Career Path:

Although the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered make it a useful introduction to our Early Years Educator qualifications. You could also begin working as any of the following:

  • Childminder (average UK salary according to gov.uk: £4-6 per hour)
  • Nanny (average annual UK salary according to payscale.com: £19,324)
  • Au pair (average UK salary according to gov.uk: £70-85 per week)

Course Curriculum

1: preparing to work as a home based childcarer
1.1 Legislation Relating To Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare of Children 00:00:00
1.2 Identifying Possible Risks in the Setting 00:00:00
1.3 Managing Childrens with Allergies 00:00:00
1.4 Types, Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse 00:00:00
1.5 Physical Care Routines for Babies and Children 00:00:00
1.6 Working In Partnership with Parents & Carers 00:00:00
1.7 Planning For Play to Support Children’s Learning and Development 00:00:00
1.8 Types of Play 00:00:00
Assignment 00:00:00
2: preparing to set upa home basedchildcare business
Preparing to set up a Home Based childcare Business 00:00:00
Assignment 00:00:00
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Submit Your Assignment – Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare 00:00:00

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  • Awarded by 'CACHE'
  • 50Guided Learning Hours
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  • 02 Number of Modules
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