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.

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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

Home-based childcare qualification (HBCA) overview

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.

Anyone over the age of 16 years old.

Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is a Level 3 Award. If you want to work in a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny, it's the perfect course for you.

This qualification is one that you can study from the comfort of your own home, and is delivered fully online.

In order to achieve the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare, learners must achieve 6 credits in total.

We give you 12 weeks to complete this qualification.

This is a knowledge-only qualification; therefore, no placement in a real work environment is required.

Upon completion of this qualification, you could start looking at a range of opportunities such as:

Registered childminders

Childminding assistants


Au pairs

Other childcarers in home based settings.

Apply today and change lives

We’re all about changing lives, be that individuals changing lives through their day-to-day work, or by organisations changing lives and impacting on our economy.

As a national training provider, we change lives throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, clinical and business skills traineeships and apprenticeships.

For more information, complete the form below, call Rebecca Barnes on 01753 598 538, or email us.