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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.

my laptop, note book and pen for learning at home

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. 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.

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