Child Care

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This Diploma in Child Care is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the different areas of child care and the skills required to promote the development, health and safety of children. It includes audiovisual training and guidance, ideal for teachers, childminders, and social care workers.

Anyone who works with children must have an excellent understanding of their legal responsibilities when it comes to promoting their wellbeing, and this course discusses key duties involved in child care provision, from safeguarding to child protection. You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect in children, plan educational play activities and support children with physical disabilities, special educational, social and emotional needs.

This course also includes essential information on health and nutrition, child services, and the factors that affect child growth and development, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to build positive relationships with children and provide a nurturing environment in which they feel comfortable.

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Who should take the course

This Child Care training course is ideal for anyone who cares for or works with children, or is looking to kickstart a career working with children. This includes:

  • Teaching professionals
  • Childminders
  • Nannies
  • Social Care workers


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will gain an in-depth understanding of child development, the stages and areas of child development, as well as the factors that affect growth and development.

In module two, we will explore the needs of children in regards to child care provision, such as physical touch, clothing, and bed time routines.

In module three, we will learn about health and nutrition in childhood, exploring the different food groups, food allergies and the key elements of a balanced diet, as well as healthy meal ideas for children. 

In module four, we will learn how to teach children good daily personal hygiene. It also includes health and safety guidance and essential information on accidents, hazards, and safety equipment.

In module five, we will explore the fundamentals of child protection and learn how to recognise signs of abuse and neglect in children.  It covers practical training that is a must for anyone who works with or cares for children.

In module six, we will learn how to promote learning and development through play, imagination and creativity. It includes information on the different types of play and why play is so important for mental growth in childhood.

In module seven, we will explore health services, educational, leisure, recreational and social services for children, and their functions. 

In the final module, we will develop our understanding of special educational needs and disabilities, learning how to provide care for children who have physical impairments, social, emotional needs and learning disorders.


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