Do you want to train as a childcare professional? Perhaps you’re already a nursery nurse, nanny or play worker looking to continue your professional development?
Whether you’re starting out in your career in early years or looking to develop your childcare knowledge and skills further, we strongly believe training can help you prepare for a new role, get the most out of your current job and within the current competitive market a childcarer who refreshes and expands their skills and knowledge will definitely stand out from the crowd in the eyes of potential employers.
Depending on your areas of interest there are a huge selection of courses on offer, we have put together some of the current training options available for you.
This course looks at the development of children and the way they learn in different cultural, educational and social contexts.
As a childcarer it important to understand what children should be able to achieve and when and their developmental milestones in all areas; physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social.
Courses will also cover;
Designed for childcarers with previous baby experience looking to develop their career or focus specifically in this area, such as maternity nurses, night nannies, sleep trainers, doulas and feeding specialists.
Courses cover all the latest methods and practices and aim to provide candidates with all the skills and knowledge they need to become a highly effective and professional maternity carer.
Courses can include;
Designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the links between food, hygiene and health.
Course will include;
Learn more about the diet and nutritional needs for children and young people
Courses provide an;
This course is designed with nannies and other home-based childcarers in mind, in order to help build on their existing knowledge and experience. It is focused on improving and developing the skills required to work with children.
The common core areas include: communicating with children, young people, their parents and carers, Child and young person development, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child, supporting transitions, multi-agency team working and information sharing.
Successful completion this course enables childcarers to register with Ofsted.
Children are vulnerable and they rely on adults to help them to feel safe and secure but would you know what to do if you suspected a child you knew might be at risk of harm?
These courses will help you be confident in understanding your role and responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children, including;
As a professional childcarer you are privy to a lot of personal and private information about the children in your care and their families. It is important that you know and can demonstrate to parents that you know your responsibilities when it comes to handling personal information and how to act within the law. Courses are done online.
This course covers all aspects of internet safety from parental controls to cyberbullying, what the risks are to children and what to tell them. This course is popular with childcarers and parents and aims to raise awareness of how children and young people use technology and the associated risks involved.
Everyone thinks they’re a great driver! So how can you be sure?
Drive a Child is an effective interactive training programme, which teaches childcarers and family members, vital skills and awareness, as well as offering families peace of mind.
It provides essential information and coping strategies to ensure someone driving children is fully informed and prepared for just about anything when out on the road.
Outlining the importance of observing children and planning to meet their individual needs as well as providing detailed guidance on how to do this, will include;
A practical course where you learn how to deliver a full baby massage routine.
The benefits of baby massage can include;
These course can take 18 – 24months to complete and can be done via distance learning, part time college attendance and a combination of assessments in in the workplace, personal assessor and online training.
The course is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years and units of study will include;
This qualification is for childcarers who have experience of working in a children and young people’s setting and already hold a level 3 qualification. It provides the skills and knowledge needed to work in management and lead others in a variety of children and young people’s services.
Always ask about content of the course
Don’t be afraid to ask questions – does it cover what you need it to, how will the information be delivered – online, reading material, webinars, face to face training. Ensure it meets your needs before parting with any money.
Check the Accreditation
Depending on the training provider courses may be accredited or endorsed by bodies such as CACHE, OCN, CPD or ELP. Accreditation is not compulsory but it can ensure the course content is correct and their training methods meet best practise standards.
www.nannylink.co.uk – 0208 300 8988
www.babyem.co.uk – 020 8986 9008
www.pacey.org.uk – 0300 003 0005
www.mnttraining.co.uk – 0844 8268 446
www.riversidetrainingcompany.co.uk – 020 7374 6363
www.thechildcarecompany.com – 01753 596 004
www.driveachild.com – 01483 604010
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