Start your childminding career today

Our CACHE-accredited Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is your gateway to becoming a home-based childcarer, registered childminder or nanny.

Home-based childcare qualification

This CACHE-accredited and Ofsted-recognised level 3 award covers everything you need to become a home-based childcarer, registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny.

This qualification also supports existing childcare professionals in improving their expertise.

Through our partnership with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), you will also receive three months' free membership, providing access to a range of support and information.

Entry requirements

As this is a knowledge-only qualification, no placement in a real work environment is required. The only requirement is that you are at least 16 years old.

How much does it cost?

£240.00 for July only!

You can choose to either pay upfront or split the cost over two or three monthly instalments. We do not charge interest for this service.

Partnered with

We’ve partnered with PACEY to offer you 3 months free membership, providing you with access to download a range of resources free of charge. This includes:

Sample policies and procedures

Access to free online training

Setting ideas and activity packs

One-to-one support calls

You'll also receive a free childminder essentials pack worth £89.99

If you start your training in July, and take up a heavily-discounted 12-month membership with PACEY, you will receive their Childminder Essentials Pack for free. This pack is usually £89.99 to non-PACEY members!

Terms and conditions apply.

Start your childminding career

Alternatively, you can contact our HBCA Manager,
Rebecca Barnes
01753 598 538

Terms and conditions

To receive the 20% discount, which brings the total cost of our HBCA qualification to £240.00 (inclusive of VAT), you must have started on your programme between 09:00 on Wednesday 01 July to 15:30 on Monday 27 July 2020.

Your three-month PACEY membership, which is included with your qualification, commences on your training start date.

To receive the free childminder essentials pack and a £30.00 discount to your first year of PACEY membership, redeem your golden ticket 12-month PACEY membership within one year of your programme completion date.