Childminder training

Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

This qualification, developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, prepares learners to set up a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder, nanny or Au pair.

Mandatory unit:

  • Legislation and regulation relating to home based childcare
  • safeguarding and child protection alongside promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety in a home based childcare environment and working in partnership
  • Day-to-day care routines for children, children’s learning and development, play and role of observation

Childminding route:

  • Leading and managing a home based childcare setting, financial and taxation requirements when setting up a home based childcare setting
  • Creating a business plan, registration requirements for home based child carers

Nanny or Au Pair route:

  • Expectations required of the role, partnership working the role of advisor
  • Guidance and support services, how to plan steps to become a Nanny

Qualification details for Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (PDF)