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.

Please email, telephone 01332 854646 for Derby or 07713481177 for Chesterfield, or click the button below to message us.