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Caring for the Children in the Home


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What is the Caring for the Children in the Home course?

This Caring for the Children Home course is an essential course for individuals who want to work with children throughout their career. It will certainly enhance your CV and ensure you have the right skills to apply to your job.

The course itself has several modules, the core modules are introducing you to nannying, revisiting Early Years Foundation Stage & how to provide a safe environment for children.

This Caring for the Children in the Home course is best suited if you are looking to progress your career in this industry.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Assessment Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • CACHE Endorsed
Caring for the Children in the Home
£167 ex. VAT

Learn how to provide a safe environment for children to develop in your home with this CACHE endorsed learning programme.

We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the Caring for the Children in the Home online course right for me?

If you are interested in a career which involves working with children then you need to ensure you have the right skills and certifications to do so, especially when it comes to a home environment.

What job could I get with a Caring for the Children in the Home qualification?­­

This Caring for the Children in the Home online course will enhance your current career with children or simply develop your skills as an individual if you do need help.

  • Nannying
  • Individual ‘Mother or Father’
  • Guardians

Why study Caring for the Children in the Home Online Course with e-Careers?

  • 12 months unlimited access to the course content.
  • Sign in and study anytime, anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!
  • Customer support is available Monday to Friday
  • Get your CV to the top of the pile using the knowledge and skills you have gained.

What are the Caring for the Children in the Home online course modules?

  • Understanding the Revised EYFS
  • An Introduction to Nannying
  • Outdoor Play
  • Supporting Early Literacy
  • Introduction to Safeguarding

What does the Caring for the Children in the Home course cover?

  • Briefly cover the original EYFS, before continuing to work through the revisions in detail.
  • Learn more about the formation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.
  • Get to grips with the Tickell Review of the EYFS.
  • Understand and summarise some of the key changes that have been made between the 2012 and 2014 EYFS framework.
  • Explore the key concepts of ‘Themes’ (A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development) and the associated ‘Principles’ that are part of the statutory framework.
  • Understand the difference between the three new prime areas and four new specific areas of the Learning and Development theme.
  • Identify the formal assessments that are required by the EYFS.
  • Learn about the essential role of the professional nanny and how to handle the inevitable challenges involved with working in such a relaxed and personal environment.
  • Get to grips with the importance of a routine, and why, even in its simplest form, an established routine is an essential foundation to any day. Learn more about some of the various elements of a routine, such as nap times, hygiene, meal times and organised events.
  • Appreciate the significance of time management, and how it is a crucial skill for any nanny. Learn how to plan ahead and organise events and ideas in advance, including the use of the television as an educational tool.
  • Learn about the importance of respect, professional boundaries, confidentiality and good communication, to ensure the relationship between nanny and parent is one built on mutual respect for each other.
  • Understand some of the basic, essential requirements needed to become a professional nanny, including the necessary paperwork, training, registrations and liability involved.
  • Identify the five key aspects of health and safety that need to be considered, and the importance of risk assessment.
  • Learn about the benefits of outdoor play for children.
  • Explore why children who enjoy outdoor play are more likely to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle into adulthood.
  • Find out about the important factors in planning an outdoor play space.
  • Learn about the outdoor environment, the opportunities it offers and suggestions for activities in the text Support Healthy Lifestyles for Children.
  • Access the NHS Choices guidelines on how much physical activity under 5s need to do to remain healthy.
  • Explore the report Effective Practice: Outdoor Learning by The Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Explore the Association of Forest schools website to find out what forest schools are and what benefits are associated with them.
  • Study the relevant parts of the Department for Education’s Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Learn about Play England’s research on the importance of balancing risk and opportunity when it comes to planning outdoor play.
  • Get ideas and resources for outdoor play including permission forms for parents and carers from the Learning through Landscapes website.
  • Find and read the health and safety policies and procedures for outdoor play at your own setting, including pediatric first aid requirements.
  • Enhance your knowledge by watching presentations on Outdoor Play and Children Managing Risk.
  • See good practice in action with an Ofsted produced video about an open air nursery in Chelsea.
  • Explore the Extended Learning section to discover videos and reading material on many aspects of outdoor play.
  • Understand the basic issues relating to safeguarding and when you should be concerned.

This learning programme is CACHE endorsed through Laser Learning, an official e-Careers partner.

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