Child Care Home Practitioners Level 3

Course code: SH022
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Study how to provide high-quality childcare within a home environment.

  • Learn about all elements of childcare, including child development, diversity issues and providing the correct care environment for a child.
  • Explore the legislation surrounding childcare, and the legal responsibilities of a child carer.
  • Child Care Home Practitioners can earn up to £25,000 once fully qualified.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course Overview

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

Child Care Home Practitioners Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content
  • The main development of a child from birth to 8 years
  • Social, economic and environmental factors influencing development
  • Genetic and hereditary factors affecting development
  • Childrens overall development needs
  • Defining special needs
  • Supporting children with special needs
  • Key transitions
  • Supporting children through transitions
  • Policies to meet diversity within the child-minding setting
  • Inclusion within the child-minding setting
  • Effects of discrimination
  • Meeting children's nutritional needs
  • Meeting children's rest and sleep needs
  • Maintaining appropriate hygiene procedures
  • Exploring consequences as a result of the failure to meet appropriate hygiene procedures
  • Signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses
  • Informing parents of illness and documenting illness
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Types of play and their importance in relation to development and age
  • Observation and planning
  • Every Child Matters and Birth to Three Matters Framework
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Available resources in relation to Health and Safety, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Stages of behaviour in children
  • Encouraging appropriate behaviour
  • Informing parents of inappropriate behaviour and its documentation
  • Behaviour attributed to specific special needs
  • The main types of child abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Documentation relating to: (a) Confidentiality (b) Reporting and recording incidents of child abuse
  • Contacting professionals in the case of child abuse
  • Procedures to follow in the case of child abuse
  • Sources of support
  • Child-minders legislation
  • Legal responsibilities of the child-minder
  • Procedures for admission and collection
  • Legal implications of child-minding
  • Policies and procedures to meet OFSTED requirements
  • Working in partnership with parents and other professionals
  • Accessing child-minding services
  • The child-minders responsibilities for building positive relations with parents and other professionals in relation to confidentiality, complaints and documentation procedures
  • Explore the contacts for support for the child-minding service