Working with young children is one of the most rewarding careers there is but it also carries responsibility with it. That’s why our Early Years Educator courses offer training and support to you and all others who are involved or interested in supporting the development of young children aged from birth up to 5 years old.

It has been widely acknowledged that the early development of infants plays a vital and lasting influence on the child’s later life. In fact the government document that recommended the recent improvement in training and qualifications for the early years workforce by introducing early years educator qualifications in September 2014 stated:

"Providing children with good-quality education and care in their earliest years can help them succeed at school and later in life. This contributes to creating a society where opportunities are equal regardless of background."

So if you want to "make a difference" in the lives of infants and join the happy crowd of child workers as an; Early Years Practitioner, Pre-School Assistant, Nursery Worker, Child-Minder or Nanny read through the details of this new government backed Child Educator Course and quickly make arrangements to enrol.

For those who are already qualified via the previous level 3 CYPW Diploma course and enjoying this fulfilling occupation, have a look at the continuous professional development courses that have been created to support your valuable work.

Our Early Years and Child Care Courses are ordered below by popularity, each with a brief description.

Click through to get full details of the course that suits your requirements and enrol without delay... Because the knowledge and understanding you are sure to gain will definitely help make a difference to young lives



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

The new CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) qualification (QRN: 601/2629/2) has been approved by the National College of Teaching and Leadership. It has been introduced to entirely replace the current Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce  from September 2014.

This qualification sets the standards that all early years practitioners must meet to ensure that they are able to support and promote children’s early education and that children develop correctly taking care to see that they are kept safe and healthy. The course promotes teaching and learning to make sure that children have the skills they need to start school with a broad range of knowledge.

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) training course and subsequent qualification will enable you to enjoy a childcare work in partnership with colleagues, parents/carers or other professionals.

What is an Early Years Practitioner (EYP)?

From September 2014 anybody who wishes to work as a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner will be required to complete this Early Years Educator course. It will be the only level 3 vocational qualification that will allow you to fully engage in childcare.

Early Years Practitioners will work in various settings to care for babies and children aged from birth to five years old and have an understanding of children aged 5 – 7 years. It will be the role of the Early Years Educator to help the children learn, develop and prepare for school. The EYP may support Early Years teachers or indeed may deliver the childcare and teaching themselves.

Am I required to do a placement?

In order to achieve your CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) qualification you will be required to do a minimum of 350 hours in a suitable placement.

In order to get the most out of your placement, we strongly advise that placements should be done in 1 or 2 settings to cover the following age ranges:

Age range                                                                                         Hours

0 – 1 year 11 months (working with babies)                                         25

2 – 2 years 11 months (working with toddlers)                                    133

3 – 5 years (working with pre-school children)                                    192

Practical evidence is required for all age groups in all units so we recommend that you complete the hours for all age groups throughout the length of your time studying. This will ensure you are able to meet the practical evidence requirements to pass the qualification.

If you have a placement in a setting which provides care and education for children and allows you to get the required experience across these three age ranges (for example a nursery looking after babies from 6 weeks to 5 years) then you do not need to do a placement outside of this one setting.

What about the theory aspect of the training?

Our course is designed to be as flexible as possible and allows you to fit it in with your existing commitments. Unlike a traditional college (where you are required to attend lessons at set times) you will be able to study the theory element in your own time and in the privacy of your own home either online or via printed material through the post. Also your tutor will use various assessment methods to test your competence.  This will give you the opportunity to work with your tutor which is a real benefit for anybody considering studying this home study course.

What can I do on completion of the Early Years Educator course?

Once you have your Early Years Educator qualification you will have a full authorisation to practise as an Early Years Educator. You will be able to work in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors doing things like:

  1. Nursery Nurse
  2. Nursery Practitioner
  3. Early Years Practitioner
  4. Day Nursery Practitioner
  5. Pre School Practitioner
  6. Nursery Teacher
  7. Early Years Teacher
  8. Reception Class Teacher
  9. Pre-School Assistant
  10. Nursery Worker
  11. Home based child carer
  12. Nanny
  13. Child-minder"Qualified and experienced nursery workers can earn between £15,000 and £22,000, depending on responsibilities." - Source: National Careers Service

This a taught as online/distance learning.

Cost: £1,200+£99.00 Registration Fee=£1,299.00

*4 Monthly Instalment Plan Available

Course code: 601/2629/2

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CACHE Level 1 Award Introduction Caring for Children and Young People (QCF)

If you are a parent or have worked with children, then you understand that caring for them during their crucial stage in life development is an enriching, rewarding responsibility. You also understand that caring for children gives you flexibility in your life schedule that a '9 to 5' job role does not allow.

About our CACHE Course in Caring for Children

This child care course builds an understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to care for children. It covers children's growth, learning and development, and also includes units to build self-development.

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to, or already working in child care, as well as anyone wanting to develop parenting and life skills.

What Could I Do After Completing This Course in Caring for Children?

The child care sector offers a wide variety of flexible job opportunities. If you wish to build your career in caring for children, you could continue your child care training courses to become a child minder, nursery nurse, play worker and more. This course is ideal for building a foundation of knowledge before moving on to further training or moving towards work.

Course code: 500/9010/0

This a knowledge only course, an Instalment plan is available

Cost:£299 + £20.00 Registration Fee=£319.00

*No Instalment Plan Available

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Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)

This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s work force in Early Years, Nursery and Reception Class Settings .

It is ideal for learners who are just starting out in their career and do not feel ready to take a full Level 3 qualification. An ideal first step for those students looking to progress onto the new early years educator course in the future.

Recognised & Accepted by OFSTED Suitable for those in full or part time learning or employment, it builds the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years.

On completion learners will be able to work under guidance, in a wide range of job roles

This course combined with placement/superior supervision can be completed from home at your own pace. Lifestyle learning offers true flexibility.

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce

Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes at level 2

Awarding Body: CACHE

Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year

Duration: Flexible - Approx 320 Hours - 12 Months Max Support

Credit Value: 35 - See more at:

Course code: 601/3395/8

Cost: £799+£99.00 Registration Fee=£898.00

*No Instalment Plan Available

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Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF)

Course Code: 601/3527/X

Cost: £395+£99.00 Registration Fee=£493.00

*No instalment plan available

Level 3 Award in Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare  - Fact Sheet


The childcare industry is already a major employer of women and this childminders course provides huge opportunity for female entrepreneurs to start up and run their own businesses.

So if you love looking after children and love to be around them, then starting a home based childcare business could be a great choice for you. A childcare business can be emotionally rewarding, fun and financially lucrative.

The Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare CACHE Award Level 3 is the qualification that allows you to set up a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder; this could also include roles such as a nanny, au pair or childminding assistant.

The qualification has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).

Overview of the course

Unit 1 will provide learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home based childcare setting. It covers subject areas such as:

  • Legislation and regulation relating to home based childcare
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Health and safety in a home based environment
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Day to day care routines for children
  • Children’s learning and development

Unit 2 prepares learners to set up a home based childcare business. It covers:

  • How to start a home based childcare setting
  • Leading and managing a home based childcare setting
  • Financial and taxation requirements
  • Create a childminding business plan
  • Registration requirements for home based child carers.

Do I need to have access to practical placement in order to complete this course?

This is a knowledge-only qualification and so no placement in a real work environment is required.

How long does it take to complete?

It is possible to complete this qualification in 2 weeks (full time). Learners should be at least 16 years old; we do not set any other entry requirements.

What can I do once I have successfully completed the Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare CACHE Award Level 3 course?

The qualification is suitable for learners wishing to work as:

  • Registered childminders
  • childminding assistants
  • nannies
  • au pairs
  • other child carers in home based settings

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Although it does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered in this Award make a useful introduction to CACHE’s Early Years Educator qualifications.

What are the average salaries for childminding positions?

Nursery Worker Income

The starting salary for junior or trainee nursery workers is from £10,000 to £14,000 a year, depending on age. Qualified and experienced nursery workers can earn between £15,000 and £22,000, depending on responsibilities.

Playworker salary

Full-time playworkers can earn between £12,000 and £20,000 a year. Managerial staff can earn between £25,000 and £30,000 a year.

Becoming a childminder

The National Childminding Association (now Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) Membership Survey 2012 reported that fees charged by childminders ranged from £3.63 to £5.42 an hour for each child, depending on the area of the country.

All figures are intended as a guideline (source: National Careers Service website)

Home based Childcare business

You can set your own prices, but they are similar to childminders fees, which can range from £3 to £6 an hour per child.

The better qualified you are, the more experience and custom you are likely to get. The higher your level of responsibility - the higher your income is likely to be

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

CACHE Level 1 Award Introduction Caring for Children and Young People (QCF)

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)

Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF)

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