Childminders and Nannies

We offer a range of qualifications and short courses to meet the needs of nannies and childminders, who provide homebased childcare services. Our introductory CYPOP5 course is suitable for anyone starting out in the sector and our qualifications and short courses will meet the needs of those who want to boost their knowledge, skills and practice.

We have a selection of courses especially for nannies who wish to register on the voluntary part of the OFSTED childcare register.

Please click on the course for a more detailed description and course costs.


Understand how to set up a homebased childcare service (CYPOP5) - this is an optional unit from the full level 3 diploma which focuses on best practice to provide a home based childcare service. This course can be delivered as a workshop for a group of learners or as a distance learning course.

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce - this full level 3 qualification has a series of mandatory unit and optional units - enabling you to tailor the course to meet your own needs.

Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Playwork - this qualification is suitable for those starting out in the playwork sector or for practitioners who are assistants within a setting.

Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Playwork - this qualification is suitable for those with experience of playwork or for those with a supervisory role.

Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork (from Early Years) - this qualification is suitable for anyone who already holds a level 3 qualification in Early Years.

HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) - this 12 hour course meets the EYFS guidelines. We focus on the first aid needed for babies, children and young people who may be conscious or unconscious. All scenarios are practiced as lone rescuers scenarios, helping you to understand the order of priority. You will receive a HABC certificate and a manual.

Paediatric First Aid for the outdoors - this 13 hour course is the same as the Paediatric First aid but also has additional scenarios and practice outdoors. We discuss the environments and additional first aid kit that may be needed. You will receive a TTCompany certificate and a manual.

HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) - this is a one day, 6 hour paediatric first aid course suitable for nannies. It meets all of the EYFS requirements. Please note that this is not suitable for anyone registering on the compulsary part of the childcare register with OFSTED. You will receive a HABC certificate and a manual.

Common Core Skills Course - this one day course is suitable for nannies. This can be delivered as a one day attendance course or as distance learning.

Short Courses and Workshops

We deliver a range of short courses including running a childminding business, understanding the playwork principles, an introduction to Playwork theory, play types and play spaces, out door play, risky play, playing with the elements, dynamic risk assessments, consultation and communication with children and young people, child development, observation, planning and record keeping, loose parts and cooking with children.

We are also able to provide pre registration sessions for local authorities.

Please contact us for more information or check our course dates page for information on live training opportunities.