This course is available in Online or Paper format.
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice setting up a child care venture, ensuring that they are properly local authority registered and conforming to current requirements and standards.
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Starting a Childcare Business
Course code: SH309
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months (Approx. 60 hours study time)
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
Child care in the UK is highly regulated and requires exacting standards of those involved in providing care for young people.
Running a child care or child minding business is very popular but obviously needs to be set up carefully so that the business is properly registered, it operates to current requirements and standards and is planned on a firm financial basis.
This course provides a substantial knowledge and understanding base of good practice, to enable people to plan a child care business which meets current requirements.
The course is divided up into eight units, as follows:
1. Researching the market
How to conduct research to understand the demand and competition for child care services in your locality
2. Setting up your business
How to go about planning and establishing a childminder, nannying or child care business
3. The registration process
Registration requirements to ensure that you are properly registered and approved by your local authority
4. Launching your business
Planning to advertise and launch your business venture
5. Health, safety and hygiene
Ensuring that your facilities take proper account of health and welfare of children in your care, other staff and adult visitors
6. Toys and Equipment
Setting up your business with appropriate and suitable equipment
7. Customer service and parental involvement
Ensuring that you provide effective service and support for parents
8. Financial Matters
Financial record keeping to keep your business on track.
At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.