Introduction to Child Minding

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Are you planning on becoming a childminder? Want to develop your childminding skills? Then this might be the perfect course for you. It concentrates on the legal responsibilities of the childminder, safety within the home, writing and implementing policies, accounts and book keeping. This course is perfect for anyone involved in childminding.

Whilst working as a childminder your role will involve being a carer for children (this is not the same as minding them!). Parents will expect you to care for their children as you would your own (in some cases better!). You will have the responsibility of making sure that the children are safe at all times when they are with you and you will be expected…

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Are you planning on becoming a childminder? Want to develop your childminding skills? Then this might be the perfect course for you. It concentrates on the legal responsibilities of the childminder, safety within the home, writing and implementing policies, accounts and book keeping. This course is perfect for anyone involved in childminding.

Whilst working as a childminder your role will involve being a carer for children (this is not the same as minding them!). Parents will expect you to care for their children as you would your own (in some cases better!). You will have the responsibility of making sure that the children are safe at all times when they are with you and you will be expected to be aware of and remove any potential hazards. You will need to know how to comfort a child when they are upset, appease them when they are angry and entertain them when they are bored. This course covers all the skills you need to become a good childminder and gain a recognised qualification.

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.

We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the NCFE Level 3 Introduction to Childminding 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 childminding. Unit 2 - Understand the legal responsibilities of the childminder. Unit 3 - Understand the relevant training available to childminders. Unit4 - 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.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

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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