Diploma in Child Care

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Are you a parent or professional looking for quality childcare training you can take in your spare time?  A flexible Diploma in Child Care with no deadlines or time restrictions, which could add real weight to your CV? If so, this a new and exclusive Childcare Diploma could be just the thing.  Now open for enrolment at Oxford Home Study Centre, we’re proud to offer this advanced Diploma in Child Care 100% free of charge. Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to create a safe and secure environment for children, while building the confidence needed to monitor and support kids of various ages.  Whether starting from scratch or looking to take your existing child care skills to the next level, this exclusive Diploma in Childcare comes highly recommended.

This is a free online training programme in childcare skills for newcomers and experienced learners, which takes place over a series of nine self-paced modules.  Learn how to create a safe and nurturing environment for children, study the key stages of child development, build the knowledge and skills needed to support children during their early years education, and more. Ideal for parents and professionals from all backgrounds, this free course can be taken from any location worldwide at no cost.  Sign up today with Oxford Home Study Centre and start your free Childcare Diploma, or reach out to a member of our student support team anytime for more information.

By the end of this Course the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss what Child Development is 
  • Analyze the difference between development and growth
  • Explore different stages of development in children.
  • Understand the meaning of ‘caregiver’ from a child care and development perspective 
  • Discuss the four primary developmental areas and their significance
  • Identify appropriate play and communication methods/activities for children of various ages
  • Understand the importance of the three environments and discuss their characteristics 
  • Contribute to the creation and optimisation of effective emotional, indoor and outdoor environments 
  • More effectively consider each of the three environments from the perspective of a young learner
  • Discuss the primary principles of a child safe environment 
  • Help protect children from a wide variety of potential dangers 
  • Identify possible warning signs of an unsafe childcare setting
  • Understand the importance of good hygiene in a childcare setting 
  • Confidently use different types of products for cleaning and sanitising 
  • Play an active role in contributing to health and hygiene standards
  • Understand the factors that can affect a child’s growth and development 
  • Detect the potential warning signs of health issues in children 
  • Know how to react if a child is sick or suspected to be sick
  • Understand the importance of a carefully controlled food storage procedures 
  • Help safeguard children who may be allergic to certain foods and ingredients 
  • Discuss the temperatures food must be stored or held at for health and safety

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


This Diploma in Childcare covers the following modules:

  1. Child Development Basics
  2. Caring for Child’s Development
  3. Enabling Children to Learn in the Early Years
  4. Creating a Child Safe Environment
  5. Hygiene Practices in Childcare
  6. Keeping Children Healthy
  7. Food Safety and Storage
  8. Toy and Outdoor Equipment Safety
  9. Safeguarding Children



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Course Level Level 5
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 450 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing