When it comes to childcare, parents want care that is reliable, safe and benefits their child’s development. Finding a babysitter or cost-effective childcare is a constant issue.
This is where childminders come in to help alleviate these needs in a safe environment.
People who choose to become childminders often benefit from gaining experience in a childcare-related field, determine their hours in most cases and help their community. While a childminder is not a nursery professional, they can take care of children at short notice and during holidays.
This course will go into detail on what a childminder is, the different childcare alternatives available and how they differ from childminding.
We begin by explaining the good qualities of a childminder, responsibilities and requirements.
Next, we review the benefits of childminding.
Finally, we provide some steps you can take to get you started towards your childminding aspirations and tips to help you determine if childminding is the right career for you.
You Will Learn:
- About different types of childcare providers
- The differences between childminders, nannies, babysitters and childcare centres
- What responsibilities and regulations you will need to adhere to
- Tips and advice to help you determine if childminding is right for you
The Benefits of Taking This Course:
- You will learn about the different types of childcare and how they relate to children
- You will learn about some of the benefits of being a childminder
- You will be able to figure out what you need to do to become a childminder
- • You will learn what responsibilities a childminder has as a childcare provider
Who can take the Child Minding Certificate course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Child Minding Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.