This page has been created to help you better understand the Childcare industry and discuss key ways you can learn and grow into the role of someone who works with and around children. Typical responsibilities are that of a Childminder, Nanny or professional working in a school. We offer a range of Childcare courses to help with your training and progression.
Childcare is the supervision of a child, or children, usually from the age of six weeks to 13 years of age. Childcare is a broad topic and is handled by Childcare Practitioners in multiple environments including day-care centres and nurseries, and jobs as a Nanny or a Babysitter. Early childcare is an important component of child development therefore a childcare provider plays an integral role in early childhood education.
There are different types of childcare available, so if you’re looking to start a career in childcare there are a number of career opportunities to suit your skills, personal characteristics and lifestyle. The most common forms of childcare include:
Whilst becoming a Babysitter may not require qualifications, it’s becoming a requirement to have a Level 2 qualification or higher in childcare to embark upon a career as a Nanny, or a Pre-school or Nursery Worker. You can gain a Level 2 childcare qualification from a number of institutions, including e-Careers. It is also recommended that you have prior experience before beginning a career in childcare, whether that be babysitting, volunteer work, becoming a Childminder, or completing work-based training such as an apprenticeship.
Whilst you don’t always need a qualification to embark on a career in childcare, a qualification validates your ability, experience, trustworthiness and reliability. As well as holding a relevant qualification, it is vital to possess certain key personal characteristics and attributes to become a well-liked and successful Babysitter, Nanny or Childminder.
There are many childcare training courses available at e-Careers that are suitable for individuals looking to achieve a qualification in childcare whilst balancing work commitments, family and leisure time, and social activities. e-Careers also offer professionals the opportunity to become specialised in a particular area such as SEN (Special Educational Needs). Childcare training courses available at e-Careers include:
Learn the fundamentals needed to break into the nannying profession and build the foundations needed to offer trustworthy and capable support.
This course will give you an understanding of the importance of positive relationships, and the need for a key person in the learning environment.
Perfect for Early Years Practitioners who work alongside children with special needs or wish to become a Key Person or a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO).
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After the advice given by the Government, NHS and WHO, we have taken the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all our delegates attending our classrooms and events. This has been, and always will be, our number one priority.
We wanted to reassure you that all our scheduled classrooms and events will still be running. However, we will be now be offering them Virtually.
This decision to move all learning to Virtual and to offer support remotely has been taken to protect delegates and trainers. This allows delegates to continue their learning and for trainers to maintain the same level of service.
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