The course "Caring for Children in Their Own Home" is an online certificate programme designed for nannies working with children from birth to 19 years. It covers six key areas of the Common Core Skills and Knowledge for the children’s workforce, including effective communication, child development, safeguarding, and supporting transitions.
The course is flexible, allowing learners to work at their own pace within a 3-month period, and includes modules on Health and Safety and Food Safety. It meets the criteria required by Ofsted and is assessed through an online multi-choice question paper.
This course delves deeper into the essentials of childcare, emphasising practical skills and knowledge. It includes a comprehensive module on child development, offering insights into the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of children. Key topics like safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children are covered in detail, ensuring nannies are well-equipped to identify and respond to any concerns.
The course also provides practical guidance on creating a safe, nurturing environment, addressing health and safety issues, and understanding the importance of nutrition in a child's development. Additionally, it focuses on building effective communication skills, both with children and parents, which is vital for a successful nanny-child relationship.
Learners can expect interactive learning materials, including case studies and real-life scenarios, to enhance their understanding and application of the concepts taught. The assessment involves an online questionnaire, designed to test the knowledge gained throughout the course.
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