Complete units 326 Introduction to home-based childcare (IHC) and 327 Preparing for Childminding Practice (PCP).
These are worth 10 credits towards full Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care Play Learning and Development.
Both units can be completed online at a cost of £360, or part online with two full day workshops, at a cost of £390 including VAT.
To become a registered Childminder you will need to pass both units.
To be registered under the Voluntary Home Approval Scheme (as a nanny in the child’s own home) you will need to pass the first unit 326 Introduction to home-based childcare (IHC). You may want to consider this as a career, for more information:
Voluntary Home Approval Scheme
Those wishing to register as a childminder offering a service in the medium of Welsh, or in areas lacking in childcare, or have experience of caring for children with additional needs, might be eligible for a £180 contribution towards the second unit of the course or an additional £150 may also be available to contribute towards 1 year's PACEY membership, Public Liability Insurance and PACEY Business Pack (‘Tools of the Trade’). These would be subject to council budget funding at the time funds are requested.
You will also need to complete a 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course.
Please contact Sue O’Neill Childminder Network Facilitator on 01446 706028 for more information.