The Caring for Children course at YMCA Key College will kick-start learners’ careers in working with children. It is ideal for those wanting to become a nursery nurse or childminder. Students completing this course will gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children. There will be a focus on children’s growth and learning and development.

CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
Entry requirements: Aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an EHC plan
Course delivery: Full-time

Course content:

  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Children’s play and leisure activities in the community
  • Practical health and safety when with young children
  • Understanding learning and development through play
  • Technology activities for young children
  • Healthy eating for families
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Science activities for young children
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
  • Preparing for your next steps


This course is available at our Osmaston Road and Chesterfield Campuses.

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