Certificate in Child Care

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ChildCare Certificate

Now open for enrolment at Oxford Home Study Centre, this early learning childcare course is designed to empower parents and guardians with the information and resources needed to provide the best possible support for the children they care for. Open to candidates worldwide and 100% free of charge, our intermediate Childcare Certificate explores how to create an environment where children can thrive, while nurturing children through their most important developmental stages.  All study aids and learning resources are included as standard, and there are no deadlines or time restrictions imposed on any of our courses.  Enjoy the freedom to study at a time and pace to suit your current commitments, as you work towards an endorsed Certificate in Child Care with Oxford Home Study Centre.

Whether pursuing a career in childcare or simply looking to boost your capabilities and confidence as a parent, this intermediate Certificate in Childcare comes highly recommended.  Course content covers early years education, the fundamentals of a child-safe environment, the basic principles of food safety, a look at outdoor equipment safety, and more. Join the thousands of learners already pursuing a brighter future with Oxford Home Study Centre – enrol online and start your Certificate in Child Care today.

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

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 Certificate 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. Food Safety and Storage
  7. Toy and Outdoor Equipment Safety



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Course Level Level 3
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing