Level 3 NCFE Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare

Qualification Level 3 NCFE Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare
Subject Area Early Years
Attendance Part Time (1 Evening a week)
Age Group(s) Adults

Course Content

A 14 week course where learners gain skills, knowledge and a qualification to allow them to set up their own business to provide high quality home-based childcare.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand current legislation and regulation in relation to home-based childcare.
  • Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home- based childcare environment for children.
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand how day-to-day care routines promote children’s well-being.
  • Understand how to work in partnership to support children’s outcomes.
  • Understand children’s learning and behaviour in relation to sequence, rate and stage of development.
  • Understand the value of play in promoting children’s learning and development.
  • Understand the role of observation in promoting children’s learning and development.
  • Understand how to lead and manage a home- based childcare setting.
  • Understand how to comply with financial and taxation requirements when setting up a home-based childcare setting.
  • Understand how to create a business plan


Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 literacy
  • Interview
  • Complete an initial assessment in English and a short piece of writing at the interview to assess suitability for the course

(Exceptions to entry requirements onto our level 3 qualifications may be considered)


Candidates will be required to complete two units as a portfolio of evidence assessed by the teacher.



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