CACHE Understand How To Set Up a Home Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5)

Unit 1 of the Diploma in Home-based Childcare, Introduction to (Home-based) Childcare Practice (ICP), is the recommended introductory course for new and prospective childminders.

This course is also suitable for unqualified Nannies* (and other home-based childcarers) wishing to register with Ofsted (please note: Nannies are recommended by Ofsted to attend the Common Core Skills and Knowledge training).

Course Details & Delivery

Course Delivery:

The course is delivered by distance learning. Each learner is allocated a personal tutor who will provide them with the relevant course materials and guidance to complete the course. The tutor is available for email or telephone support.

The course is assessed through an assignment which consists of a range of policies, a financial plan, a marketing plan and a work pack of questions. The submission is learner led – so you can complete it as quickly as you want to.

Cost of Course: £175pp incl VAT

Length of Course: We would expect learners to take between 2 and 6 weeks to complete.

CACHE Course Content

Unit 1: Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service. 

1.1. Outline the current legislation covering home-based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

1.2. Develop policies and procedures for:

  • emergencies, illness and accidents
  • equal opportunities
  • safeguarding
  • behaviour
  • implementation

1.3. Explain the importance of privacy and data security.

1.4. Develop a marketing plan for own home-based childcare service

1.5. Determine financial planning for own home-based service.

1.6. Identify information and sources of support for the development and running of your home-based childcare business.

Unit 2: Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home-based environment for children.

2.1. Explain the key factors of a safe and healthy home-based environment.

2.2. Explain the principles of safe direction of children in the home-based setting and off site.

2.3. Find ways of ensuring that equipment is appropriate for children and it is in line with safety issues.

2.4. Know where to obtain current guidance on health and safety risk assessment of the home-based work setting.

2.5. Inform about how to store and administer medicines.

Unit 3: Understand the importance of partnerships with parents for all aspects of the home-based childcare service.

3.1. Explain the importance of cooperation with parents for all aspects of the child care service

3.2. Describe how partnership with parents are set up and maintained.

Unit 4: Understand the principles of development of routines for home-based child care.

4.1. Explain the routines and how are they based on:

  • meeting and understanding of a child’s needs,
  • agreements with parents,
  • involvement of children.

4.2. Explain how they would adapt routines to meet the needs of children at different age levels and phases of development.

4.3. Explain how they are sure that every child is greeted and respected in the home-based work setting.

Unit 5: Understand how to provide play and other activities for children in home-based settings that will support equality and inclusion. 

5.1. Explain the importance of play to children’s learning and development and the necessity for an inclusive approach.

5.2. Create an enjoyable and challenging learning environment in the home that uses everyday domestic routines and household items.

5.3. Explain what can be learned about children when observing them while playing.

5.4. Identify why and how it is necessary that children will get equal treatment and access based on their specific needs and acknowledging their rights.

5.5. Compare how other sources available for children support their play.

Unit 6: Understand how home based child carers can support the safeguarding of children in their care 

6.1. Explain the safeguarding concept and the importance of care that applies to all practitioners.

6.2. Outline the possible symptoms, signs and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.

6.3. Outline regulations for safeguarding children that have an effect on home-based childcare.

6.4. Explain the procedures that need to be understood and respected by lone workers in home-based settings when harm or abuse are trembled or alleged, either against them or third parties.

Unit 7: Understand the principles of supporting positive behaviour in home-based childcare settings. 

7.1. Describe typical behaviours demonstrated by children related to their stage of development and crucial events in their lives.

7.2. Explain how ground rules for behaviour and expectations are established and applied.

Assessment

The course is delivered by distance learning. Each learner is allocated a personal tutor who will provide them with the relevant course materials and guidance to complete the course. The tutor is available for email or telephone support.

The course is assessed through an assignment which consists of a range of policies, a financial plan, a marketing plan and a work pack of questions. The submission is learner led – so you can complete it as quickly as you want to.

Pre-requisite

There are no Pre-requisites for this course.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification develops the skills and knowledge needed when supporting the care and development of children and young people in a home-based setting, working mainly in a solo capacity. It also covers the legislation and regulations governing home-based childcare.

Who is it suitable for? 

All home-based child carers e.g. Childminders

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

No.

How long does it take to complete?

We would expect learners to take between 2 and 6 weeks to complete the qualification, however there is no time limit.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Level 3 CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

A Degree in a related discipline.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion on this qualification?

Many people that complete this course go on to work as Childminders or other Home-based Childcarers such as Nannies.

Enrolling

Select your preferred start date via the calendar below and follow the steps to complete your booking with Paypal. If you are unable to pay via PayPal, you can contact us to pay directly into our bank account. Once payment has been received an email will be sent confirming payment and you will be contacted in 1 working day with your assigned teacher. Please contact us on 0208 986 9008 or email: [email protected] for more information or support.

Testimonials

I have learned a lot from the course I have done. I was enrolment was straightforward and quick. I was provided with one to one support throughout, and in addition to the face to face visits, I was easily able to contact my assessor by email, phone and SKYPE which was reassuring, especially as I was juggling children. Well on my way to gain a nursery nurse qualification.

Debra Calomey, 2015

I choose Babyem as they were a recognised training provider for my Local Authority and had a good reputation within the sector. The cost of the course was reasonable, and it really helped to pay in instalments throughout the year.                             I was given ongoing support by the tutor, who was supportive and friendly!

Thank you Babyem!

Carol Kinsman, 2015