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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home based Childcare – Nanny Route

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Become a nanny with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Nanny Route qualification from home!

  • Fully accredited and nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification.
  • Course developed in collaboration with PACEY.
  • Work towards a career as a nanny or au pair with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Nanny Route.
  • Understand how to set up your own home-based childcare setting.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • No placement required to complete course.
  • FREE access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.

Course overview

A nanny or au pair works closely with one or more families to look after children. Nannies tend to care for children full-time and it’s their responsibility to create daily activities that will benefit a child’s learning and development.

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare – Nanny Route qualification prepares learners to work in a home-based childcare setting as a nanny or au pair. The course has been developed in collaboration with PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years).

You’ll learn how to create a safe and healthy childcare environment, support the safeguarding and welfare of children in your care, and manage a home-based childcare setting.


Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Nanny Route.

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required to enrol on this course. You must be at least 16 years old to enrol.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Qualification number: 603/3642/0

Extra info


You will be assessed by submitting assignments to your tutor for marking. You will need to complete two tutor-marked assignments. No external examinations are required, so your course can be fully completed from home.

Course duration

Your course should take around 50 hours to complete and you have one full year to complete your course. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. All your learning materials will be posted or emailed to you online, depending on the learning method you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only ever a click away.

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed your assignments and this course, you will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare – Childminder Route. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.


NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

Job opportunities

Once you have completed this course and received your award, you will then be able to apply for jobs as a nanny or au pair. This qualification will allow you to work in one of the following roles:

  • Nanny
  • Au pair
  • Babysitter


The topics covered in this award make a useful introduction to our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce award. Although it does not provide a direct progression, it covers relevant subjects within this course and is an ideal starting point.

NCFE CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a NCFE CACHE qualification.


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