About the course
This online introductory training course comprises of 5 modules. It covers all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) necessary for registration plus extra information that will help you build a high quality and sustainable childminding business. Each module has a multiple-choice knowledge test at the end which you need to pass in order to print off your certificate for that module. Once you have completed all 5 modules, you will be able to print off your Childminder Introductory Training Certificate too, which you will need to show to Ofsted or your childminder agency. There are no assignments or requirements for written tests to pass this course. Each module is likely to take between 2 and 3 hours to complete. We suggest that you complete the modules in the following order: Understanding and Working with the EYFS A step by step journey through the EYFS which explains how the requirements should be implemented in a childminding setting Recording Children’s Development Includes observing and assessing children and planning next steps, linking observations to the areas and aspects of learning and characteristics of effective learning; set out on the EYFS Safeguarding Children Introduces the relevant documentation you need to know about and covers how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and how to record and refer concerns. It also covers information about Prevent Duty, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation and has gained course approval from the Northamptonshire Local Safeguarding Children Board. Developing Children’s Learning Information to help you fully understand and support children’s learning. There are 3 main topics: Child Development, Equality diversity and inclusion and Play. Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting All you need to know about the business aspects and practical issues of running a successful childminding business including information about how best to market your business, how to comply with tax and insurance requirements and much more… This course can either be purchased alone or with our Annual Membership giving a further discount of £20. The membership package includes more online training and lots of childminding resources you can use in your childminding work.