Caring for Children
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.
✅ 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.
CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
Aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an EHC plan
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What is it like to study with YMCA Key College?
- Tailored learning
- Achievement ceremonies
- Relaxing break-out rooms
- Calm and friendly atmosphere
- Free meals such as breakfast and lunch *
- Bursaries *
- Resources provided, including uniforms where appropriate such as “chef whites”
- Help with travel costs to and from our campuses (e.g. bus/train fares)
- Help with job searches, applications, CVs and preparing for interviews
- Access to various work experience and volunteer opportunities
- Roll-on, roll-off courses which means you can be start at any point throughout the year
- Through an individualised timetable
- Through studying for qualifications in a range of subjects for the workplace, all of which include employability, personal development, Maths and English
- Through a work experience placement where possible/relevant