Ncc home learning

At college I studied Health and Social Care and since then I have completed NVQ 3 in Social Care For Adults. I have worked in a variety of care settings including nursing homes, supported living, day services, schools and hospitals including secure wards. I have mainly supported people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. My job is challenging but also very rewarding.

When I got offered to review a course from NCC home learning, I jumped at the chance to study Level 3 Childminding. After I have successfully completed the course, all I would need to do is a First Aid qualification and register with Ofsted before starting a career as a childminder. However, I have opted to do this course out of interest rather than as a career change. It can’t hurt to have some knowledge of childrens behaviour theories now I have Lucas.


The course covers the key features of child development and developmental needs of children 0-8 years. Providing for children’s physical needs. Learning through play for child development. Stages of behaviour in children. Equality, diversity and child protection issues. The legal responsibilities of the childminder and how to promote positive working relationships.

NCC allows students to work at their own pace which is great for me as getting quiet time to myself is usually when Lucas has a nap or I can’t get back to sleep after a night feed. They also have a price match guarantee and payment plans to make learning more affordable. Most importantly, they offer support so you needn’t worry about being on your own.

Wish me luck, I’ll pop a review up once I have completed the course x


10 Comments on Learning At Home With NCC

  1. Kara
    February 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm (2 years ago)

    I did my childminding course a couple of years ago and it is really interesting. I am doing a teaching assistant one now

  2. Baby Isabella
    February 1, 2016 at 8:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like an interest course! Good luck with your studies! xx

  3. Elaine Livingstone
    February 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Good luck with the course. I was a registered child minder for 14 years, when child minding was about looking after them, loving them and playing with them without the stress and hassle of paperwork, reports, planning and HMI inspections.
    I am sure that this course is very useful and I hope you get a lot out of it.

  4. Kerry norris
    February 1, 2016 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Good luck with this. What a great opportunity for you. I’d love to learn about behaviour to help me understand my child a bit better lol x

  5. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    February 1, 2016 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

    I bet this is so interesting, and as you say it’s always good to have all the knowledge you can get about children. I will be interested to read your final review =)

  6. Tori Gabriel
    February 1, 2016 at 10:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Good luck with it. I am really interested to see how it goes. Childminders have to know so much now.

  7. You Baby Me Mummy
    February 2, 2016 at 8:49 am (2 years ago)

    Good luck with your course. I am doing Creative Writing with Ncc and it is great too x

  8. Ickle Pickle
    February 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds great – how exciting! Good luck to you, I am sure you will do well. Look forward to hearing all about it! Kaz x

  9. Sharon Freemantle
    February 5, 2016 at 7:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds a great course. Best of luck x


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