Course Information: Childminding: Setting up your Business as a Childminder

About this course

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This course is available but you cannot enrol online, please call.

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There will be an assessment/information session about this course on Monday 4th December at the Kentwood Centre, 19.00-20.30. You must attend this in order to enrol. Please call 020 8659 7976 to book. NB there will be one additional evening for the exam on the 12th March.

This course provides the recommended unit qualification for registering as a childminder in the London Borough of Bromley. Pre course interview required, please call us on 020 8659 7976 or 01689 822886.

Dates and times

From 08 Jan 2018 to 05 Mar 2018
Mon 18:30-21:30
for 8 weeks

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08 Jan 2018
18:30 to 21:30
15 Jan 2018
18:30 to 21:30
22 Jan 2018
18:30 to 21:30
29 Jan 2018
18:30 to 21:30
05 Feb 2018
18:30 to 21:30
19 Feb 2018
18:30 to 21:30
26 Feb 2018
18:30 to 21:30
05 Mar 2018
18:30 to 21:30


Kentwood Centre
Kingsdale Road
SE20 7PR

with Jane Morgan

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is 120 , the concession rate is 96. This course also has a charge of 75 for exam fees. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Fees payable for online enrolment

  • 120.00 (course fee)
  • 75.00 exam fee


It is recommended that you attend and pass this course before registering with Ofsted to work as a childminder in the London Borough of Bromley. This course will prepare you to work as a home-based carer/childminder. As well as learning relevant aspects of childcare, this knowledge based unit supports the development of policies and procedures relevant to registration and the basic business skills needed to set up a home-based child care service. You need to complete tasks in class and pass an online test.Test dates will be confirmed by tutors.

What can students expect?

You will complete 7 sections:
Understand how to set up a home based childcare service
Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home based environment for children
Understand the importance of partnerships with parents for all aspects of the home based child care service
Understand the principles of development of routines for home based child care
Understand how to provide play and other activities in home based settings that will support equality and inclusion
Understand how home based child carers can support the safeguarding of children in their care
Understand the principles of supporting positive behaviour in home based childcare settings.

Late starters allowed?

No, this is an intensive course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required

As you will work towards a level 3 unit qualification, you will need to be able to converse fluently in English with your tutor and fellow students. You will need to be able to read, write and understand English at level 2, this will be assessed at interview.

Entry Requirements

No previous child care experience needed.

Assessment Method

Online test and some assignments in class.

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Language of Assessment


External qualification?

Yes upon successful completion of the unit, you will receive a Unit certificate from CACHE; this is the "CYPOP5, Understand how to set up a home based child care service"

Previous experience required?

No previous experience in child care required.

What is the progression route?

You can complete a full level 3 qualification at other institutions.

Are there any extra costs?


Are there any set books?

The tutor will advise

Work set between sessions?

Yes you will need to complete homework, allow up to 3 hours per week.

Equipment Required

Pen, paper, ring binder

Teaching method/style?

Group teaching, discussions, pair work, lectures, assignments.