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Child Care Essentials

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The Child Care Essentials course is designed to provide those who work with children or are responsible for caring for children, the skills and knowledge to nurture their learning and development. You will receive practical training in all areas of child care, from child safeguarding to your legal requirements, and how to create a safe, secure, healthy environment that nurtures their development.

You will learn about the social and emotional development of children and infants, how to stimulate their engagement in learning activities and how to communicate with them effectively through play and body language. This course also covers the innate reflexes of newborns, how to understand their needs and form a strong bond with newborn babies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of the social and emotional development of children and young people
  • Develop the fundamental skills to create a safe, secure and healthy environment
  • Take steps to become a qualified nanny, childminder or maternity nurse, with a recognised qualification in Child Care
  • Have an awareness of safeguarding policies, procedures and practices in the UK
  • Learn about the innate reflexes of newborn babies and what they signify

Who is This Course for?

This training course is ideal for those who work with children or are responsible for caring for children, who wish to broaden their understanding of child development, play and learning.  There are no specific entry requirements for the course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis. 


Our Child Care Essentials is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have a solid understanding of childcare practices, principles and policies, from safeguarding procedures to play and learning activities. This course is ideal for those who work in the following professions:

  • Teaching
  • Childminding
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Nannying

Course Curriculum

Babies from Birth to One Year
About the Course and your Tutor 00:02:00
The Importance of Bonding 00:08:00
The Social and Emotional development: from birth to 1 yr 00:06:00
The Innate Reflexes of Newborn Babies 00:07:00
The Benefits of Testing at ‘Milestones’ 00:07:00
Language and Linguistic Skills Development
Forms of communication 00:05:00
What is ‘Pre-linguistic’ form of communication 00:05:00
The Active and the Passive Communication 00:06:00
The Importance of Opportunities in Development of the Skills 00:05:00
The Importance of Body Language 00:06:00

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