The Convenient Way to Study an Early Years Course

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Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, "High quality childcare and early childhood education can improve children's chances for success in later life"?

Childcare helps parents continue their careers and aids the development of children during those important early years. You can learn about this profession with one of our early years courses.

Our courses are independently accredited by NCFE. Over 300,000 people have furthered their education with an NCFE award.

What is a child carer?

Child carers and childminders educate and care for other peoples children. This can be essential for parents who want to maintain their careers while raising their family.

All childminders are required by law to register with Ofsted. There are over 100,000 registered childminders.

As a qualified childminder you can care for up to six children (only three can be under five years old).

Trusted qualifications

All of our courses are independently accredited from long-established awarding organisations with qualifications such as BTEC, NVQ, and A-Level. It's easier to get a job when you have an employer recognised qualification.

Study from home, at your own pace

If you struggle to find time to study every day at a traditional college, a home learning course is an ideal solution.

Over 40,000 people have studied with us from home and enjoyed full support from a tutor. You'll study whenever you want, at your own pace. There are no strict deadlines (you'll have up to a year and most of our courses require 80 hours of study- that's around 1 hour and a half a week).

You could complete your course in a few weeks or 12 months- it's up to you.

Your tutor is ready to help throughout your course

Just because you are learning from home- you still have support from a tutor. Your tutor will help you every step of the way, you can email her whenever you want.

A complete child care education from home- study in your spare time

If you want to learn about child care but don't want the hassle of going back to college every day, join the 40,000 people who have studied with us.

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Our child care courses

All studied from home with tutor support, free NUS Extra Card and free CV writing service

Early Years Level 3 The course contains the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which delivers useful advice, tips and information to support a child's learning and development.
Early Years Level 4 The perfect followup course. Equip yourself with the skills to manage all aspects of children's learning and development from birth to the age of 5.
CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children An ideal starting point if you are considering a career in a day care centre, nursery or pre-school child care setting
Child Care Level 3 A 12 unit level 3 course covering topics as diverse as child psychology, theories of learning, & sexuality.

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