Home-Based Childcare

Home-Based Childcare

£245.00 + VAT

The CACHE accredited and Ofsted recognised Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (HBCA) is the most comprehensive qualification to help you cover everything you need to become a home-based childcarer, registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny.
The qualification is also intended to help existing childcare professionals improve their expertise, covering topics from how to work effectively with children in a home-based childcare role to robust advice on setting up a home-based business.
Through our partnership with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) you will receive an exclusive 3 months PACEY membership for free during your training, allowing you to take advantage of further training and resources. Through your PACEY membership you will receive comprehensive support and information on childcare, including the registration process for childminders in England. *Free HBCA PACEY membership is not available to existing PACEY members

On completion of this course we hope it will inspire you to continue on your childcare learning journey with further qualifications such as the Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma. Please be mindful that not all pre-registration childminding courses are regulated qualifications.

  • Level: 3 award
  • Awarding Body: CACHE
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50
  • Enrolment Dates: Learners may apply and start at any time.

Entry requirements

  • This is a knowledge-only qualification; therefore, no placement in a real work environment is required.

This qualification prepares..

  • learners to set up a home based childcare setting. It is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home childcarers (e.g. nannies, au pairs). The qualification has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).

Course details

  • 8 to 12 week duration
  • Live online teaching sessions available every week for you to join as convenient
  • Dedicated tutor support
  • Full access to learning platform and online resources
  • Designed to be flexible and to allow you to combine a qualification whilst balancing work and life commitments

The award is made up of two units with 3 work plans, which are provided to support you to gather your written evidence which is submitted through your e learning platform.  Live & recorded webinars, dedicated tutor supported resources are available, throughout your learning journey to gain the necessary knowledge, skills & behaviours expected of a Home based Child-carer.

Unit 1

Knowledge required to work with children in a home-based childcare setting. It covers subject areas such as:

  • Legislation and regulation
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Health and safety
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Day to day care routines for children
  • Working in partnership
  • Learning and development
  • Play
  • The role of observation

Unit 2

Setting up a childcare business. It covers:

  • Leading and managing a setting
  • Financial and taxation requirements
  • Creating a business plan
  • Registration requirements