Nanny Training – Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training (Level 3)

In order to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register nannies are required to complete a course that covers the common core of skills and knowledge areas. Our popular common core skills & knowledge course is accredited through Open College Network (OCN) at Level 3. The course also enables nannies to gain a formal childcare qualification. Our courses are renowned throughout the sector, and are recognised by local authorities across the country.


Common Core Skills Course Overview:

This Common Core Skills and knowledge Training Programme is designed to build on nannies existing work experience and knowledge, with a focus on improving and developing the skills required to work with children, young people and families. Candidates can opt to complete the training course at level 3 (with 3 credits), through Open College Network gaining a formal childcare qualification.

The Common Core set out by the Children’s Workforce Development Council reflects a set of common values for practitioners. These areas include:
- Communicating with children, young people, their parents and carers
- Child and young person development
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
- Supporting transitions
- Multi-agency working
- Sharing information
- Knowing your rights and responsibilities
- Professional development

Our common core skills accredited course takes place in central London and Surrey. Candidates completing the post course assessment to receive the qualification are provided with on going support.

Courses are a minimum of  7 hours to ensure Ofsted guidelines are met.

Suitable for:
The Common Core Skills & Knowledge training is suitable for Afterschool Workers and all unqualified home-based child-carers wishing to register with Ofsted. Please note a sufficient command of the English language will be required to successfully complete this course.

There are 2 options:

Option 1: OCN Common Core Skills & Knowledge course (London or Surrey)

Option 2: OCN Common Core Skills & Knowledge course (home study course)

Ofsted compliant Paediatric First Aid
The 6 hour Paediatric First Aid course is suitable for those wanting to register with Ofsted. Please click here to read more about the training.

We offer a quick and efficient DBS Service

For more information and to book your DBS and schedule a time to meet us click HERE alternatively call 020 8986 9008.

Common Core Skills London

Cost: £120pp incl VAT
Time: 10am – 5.30pm
2014 dates: 15th Nov (Fully Booked) / 13th Dec
Venue: Rydges Hotel, 61 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 4PE



Common Core Skills Surrey

Cost: £120pp incl VAT
Time: 10am – 5.30pm
2014 dates: 25th Oct / 29th Nov
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Guildford GU1 3DA



Common Core Skills Distance learning

Cost: £120pp incl VAT
Details: Study at your own home and complete the course in 5 weeks. Learners allocate a time to be sent course information. Course details are then emailed, which include a study pack, and access to research folders. Learners are given 5 weeks to complete the course from the start of the course, and learners are expected to send the completed assessments back to us by email.


Ofsted registration requirements:
If you are looking to register with Ofsted you will also need to hold a valid Paediatric first aid course. Babyem deliver courses on a monthly basis in Central London. For more information regarding registering as a nanny for Ofsted and step by step instructions on how to complete the application form click here.