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York College

This award has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).

It prepares learners to set up a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder. It is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home-based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home childcarers, e.g. nannies, au pairs.

Entry Requirements

You must be 18+. No placement is required as this is a knowledge-based qualification.

Dates and Times

22nd February 2018 - 5th July 2018

Time: 17.30pm - 20.30pm


Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Preparing to work as a home-based child carer
  • Preparing to set up a home-based childcare business


This qualification is suitable for learners wishing to work as:

  • Registered childminders
  • Childminding assistants
  • Nannies
  • Au pairs

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £500.
Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

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