HAND IN HAND PROFESSIONAL CHILDCARE - Celebrating Childrens Achievements in a Caring Home Environment

I hold current Paediatric First Aid , Safeguarding Children, and Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene as required by Ofsted.

Other Qualifications I have are:

  • The Diploma in Home-based Childcare (Grade "A" throughout each Unit)

  • Level 3 in the National Childminding Associations QUALITY FIRST - Quality Assurance Scheme

  • Level 3 NVQ in Child Care Learning and Development

  • Level 4 Certificate in Early Years (Open University)

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years (Open University - to continue to BA)

  • Introduction to Counselling (with the Open University)

A few of the Workshops / Conferences / Training Courses I have attended:

  • Desirable Learning Outcomes
  • Heuristic Play  
  • Child Development Course
  • Listening to Children Reflecting Practice
  • Working with Hearing Impaired Children
  • MAKATON (Stages 1 to 4)
  • Play with a Purpose (Schemas)  
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Birth to Three Training for Childminders
  • Special Educational Needs  
  • Maths All Around
  • Time to Talk Conference
  • N.S.P.C.C. / Educare - Numerous Distance Learning
  • Raising Early Achievement in Literacy

Training is on-going -  I have attended a High Scope for Childminders, and would like to become accredited to "officially" offer High / Scope.  
I have also completed a level 4 Certificate in Higher Education with Sunderland University which includes the Early Years Foundation Stage, Behaviour Management, and Children with Additional Needs, alongside an Open University Course in Autism.
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