- Course Code: UKVC19CHM
- Location: Online
- Duration: 0.75 hours
- Cost: £49.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
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?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the 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 you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
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 I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
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.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.