Starting A Child Minding Business At Home Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £245.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course.
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Childminderstudies which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245 UK.

Course Description

Starting a Child Minding Business at Home

This course has become available through Open College UK Limited because of the amount of people who have asked for it due to the huge demand of people wanting to train as a child minder.

This course is awarded an Open College Diploma Award in childminder studies.

Please note: This course provides you with a sound base knowledge and understanding on what you need to do to become an officially registered childminder applicable to the UK only. This course does not officially qualify or legally register you as a childminder until you have completed all the steps as briefly outlined below.

This course will provide you with all the knowledge you will need to officially become a legally practising childminder in the UK. Completing this course will assist you in all that you need to know and understand to take up a new profession as a childminder.

This course is rich and in-depth in its content and knowledge.

Upon completing this course you would be legally required to complete a session on pre-registration briefing (further studies) and that you will have to take a short local authority approved training course. Once this is complete you are then in a position to register with OFSTED. You will also have to undertake a 12 hour mandatory Paediatric first aid training course which will be part of the registration procedure.

Additionally you would need to be over 16 years of age and you will need to police checked and cleared to obtain your CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Certificate.

The whole process is fairly straightforward but does require you to move across some legal steppingstones first.

What are childminders?

UK registered childminders are professional childcare minders usually working in their own homes and provide safety, care and education of other families children. The childminders home is an approved, inspected, safe, registered family setting.

Registered childminders look after their own business affairs, pay their own taxes and make a living and profit out of caring for other people’s children.

Childminding within the UK today is a very large and busy area in great demand for hundreds of thousands of children nationally that need daily care and minding.

This course will provide you with all the knowledge and help on how to register and take you through the stages including the managing and financial side of your childminding business.

Contains in-depth information crammed packed with important and essential information on useful tips with expert advice and guidance.

Literally all the information given within this course is essential and relevant; no part of it need be discarded.

Anyone with an interest in becoming a childminder is welcome to undertake this course with or without any background training and qualifications. This course would specifically be the very first rung on the ladder, the very first starting point in your career as a childminder. Please note this course is just one of other stages that you will have to undergo to register.

This course has become available because of the amount of people who have asked for it due to the huge demand on people wanting to train as a child minder.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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