Start your childminding career today

Our CACHE-accredited Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is your gateway to becoming a home-based childcarer, registered childminder or nanny.

Home-based childcare qualification

This CACHE-accredited and Ofsted-recognised level 3 award covers everything you need to become a home-based childcarer, registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny.

This qualification also supports existing childcare professionals in improving their expertise.

Through our partnership with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), you will also receive three months' free membership, providing access to a range of support and information.

Entry requirements

As this is a knowledge-only qualification, no placement in a real work environment is required. The only requirement is that you are at least 16 years old.

How much does it cost?

£245.00 + VAT

You can choose to either pay upfront or split the cost over two or three monthly instalments. We do not charge interest for this service.

Partnered with

We’ve partnered with PACEY to offer you 3 months free membership, providing you with access to download a range of resources free of charge. This includes:

Sample policies and procedures

Access to free online training

Setting ideas and activity packs

One-to-one support calls

Start your childminding career

Alternatively, you can contact our HBCA Manager,
Rebecca Barnes

[email protected]
01753 598 538