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Parents Essentials


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What is the Parents Essentials online short course?

With the help of experts, we have developed a range of vital programmes, including the Parents Essentials course, which will affordably and effectively give you the skills needed to succeed. This course also has additional modules on special educational needs to provide you with a training solution which will cover all the knowledge you need to care for children, whether they have a specific need or not.

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
Parents Essentials
£167 ex. VAT

Build the skills and knowledge you need to fulfill your duty as a Parent, with this course that has been developed by childcare experts.

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

Is the Parents Essentials online short course right for me?

This course is for you if you are a parent, or care giver, who is looking to provide the best possible care to children who are in your home or working environment.

How will the Parents Essentials online short course advance my career?

The Parents Essentials course is an ideal parenting course for anyone who has children, looks after the children of others, or is another kind of Childcare Practitioner looking to get recognised credentials in their skillset. So, this course can not only advance your career, but also your personal life as you aim to help your children develop to achieve their full potential.

Why study the Parents Essentials online short 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!
  • 24 hour, Monday to Friday technical support.
  • Course completion certificate once you have completed the training.
  • Get your CV to the top of the pile using the knowledge and skills you have gained.

What are the modules included in the Parents Essentials online short course?

  • Award in Food Safety
  • Nutrition in the Early Years
  • Babysitting
  • Parenting

What does the Parents Essentials online short course cover?

  • The various components of a healthy diet, and what foods can include these elements, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn what makes a well-balanced meal, and what food groups should be included.
  • Learn how to portion size correctly, and understand the importance of portion control.
  • Common food allergies, dietary preferences and intolerances, and recognise some of the foods that can be ‘danger foods’.
  • Children will learn from what they see you do, which is why being a good role model is essential if you want to implement positive eating habits.
  • Gain insight into some of the common food phobias that some children can experience, and learn how to deal with these issues.
  • Learn how to address childhood obesity by encouraging children to help prepare and cook healthy meals, as well as encouraging them to try new things.
  • The responsibility of parents when considering the employment of a babysitter to care for their children in their absence.
  • The responsibilities of a babysitter, and how you should act when you are the person left in charge of a child’s care.
  • Confidentiality and privacy, and remaining professional at all times both within, and away from, the work environment.
  • Issues and concerns that may arise as part of the babysitter role.
  • Basic stages of a child’s development, and recognise some of the care routines that you will be entrusted with when looking after children.
  • Understand what to expect from the children that you are be responsible for, and how to handle good, and bad, behaviour effectively. Learn the value of bedtime stories, and how they can be enormously beneficial to a child.
  • Some of the key things that a baby needs when being cared for, and the responsibilities that a parent has to ensure these needs are met, including good health and nutrition.
  • Identify some of the various regulations that can change in accordance with the latest research, including safe sleeping and weaning.
  • Understand some of the main priorities that need to be addressed to ensure a safe environment for a child’s upbringing.
  • Understand the importance of attachment, for both parent and baby.
  • The dangers that smoking, taking drugs and drinking alcohol can have on both the health of the parent and the child. Understand the effects of passive smoking, and the support that is available for those who want to stop.
  • Address some of the concerns that a new parent may have when bringing their baby home from the hospital for the first time.
  • Identify the various types of support that are available to help a parent when they need it.
  • Look at some of the common childhood illnesses, and briefly cover child development and child safety.

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

CACHE Endorsed certificate(s) included.

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