Choosing a Career as a Child Minder

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A childminder's role is very varied and exciting. Gone are the days when childminders were seen as uneducated, under-valued babysitters paid to keep an eye on the children whilst their parents were at work. Parents now, quite rightly, express a wish to find highly qualified, organised professionals who have the right skills to not only nurture their child but to educate and discipline them.

This course will provide you with all the underpinning knowledge to make a decision as to whether a career as a child minder is the right one for you. At the end of this course you'll be able to: understand the role of a childminder, know the legal responsibilities of being a childminder, set up your own c…

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A childminder's role is very varied and exciting. Gone are the days when childminders were seen as uneducated, under-valued babysitters paid to keep an eye on the children whilst their parents were at work. Parents now, quite rightly, express a wish to find highly qualified, organised professionals who have the right skills to not only nurture their child but to educate and discipline them.

This course will provide you with all the underpinning knowledge to make a decision as to whether a career as a child minder is the right one for you. At the end of this course you'll be able to: understand the role of a childminder, know the legal responsibilities of being a childminder, set up your own childminding business, understand how to make your home safe for children, as well as perform basic bookkeeping tasks and manage your accounts. Unit

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

No qualifications are necessary to study this course; it is open to anybody. At UK Open Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to further their career and learn new skills. The course provides a valuable route to the formal qualifications needed to work in the childcare sector.

We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Choosing a Career as a Childminder Award. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Child Minding. Unit 2 - The Legal Responsibilities. Unit 3 - Essential Training for the Job. Unit 4 - Getting Your Business Up and Running. Unit 5 - Safety Within The Home. Unit 6 - Negotiating a Contract. Unit 7 - Writing and Implementing Policies. Unit 8 - Accounts and Book Keeping.

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

Students are assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments based on their application of the course content there is no final exam.  The assignments take the form of a series of structured questions. There is no word count for these assignments, however you have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.

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