Qualifications and Experience

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Children’s Club Nanny and Head of Childcare

You must have either a 2-year childcare qualification or 2 years full-time work experience. A comprehensive list of qualifications is displayed however equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered. For Head of Childcare positions, we are looking for individuals with supervisory or management experience and ideally a level 3 or higher education qualification.


You are required to have a Childcare qualification at level 2 or above. Should you not have a childcare qualification, 2 years full-time experience is required as a minimum.


Cache Level 2
Certificate in Childcare & Education (CCE) 
Certificate in Pre-School Practice (CPP)
Certificate in An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care
Cache Level 3
Diploma in Childcare & Education (DCE) 
Certificate of Professional Development in Work with Children and Young People
Extended Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
Diploma in Early Years Education and Care 
Diploma in Early Years Workforce 
Diploma in Play Work (DPW) 
Certificate in Childminding Practice (CPP) 
Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
Cache Level 4
Advanced Diploma in Childcare & Education (ADCE)
Edexcel Btec 
Diploma in Childcare & Education Level 3 
Diploma in Early Years Level 3 
Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing) Level 3
Certificate in Early Years
First Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 2
Early Years Care and Education Level 3 or 4 
Early Years Care and Education Level 2
Play Work Development Level 4 
Play Work Level 3
Caring for Children and Young Children (CCYP)
Alternative Qualifications
NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing 
PGCE in Primary Education 
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Early Learning Childcare
APEL Work with Children, Early Years and Play Work Level 3
HNC in Childcare and Education 
HND in Early Childhood Studies 
BA Hon in Early Childhood Studies 
GNVQ Advanced Childcare 
C&G Progression Award in Early Years Care & Education Level 2
C&G Progression Award in Play Work Level 2 
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