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Nannying – Short CPD Course

How to become a nanny? This short online Intro to Nannying course will provide students with the key aspects of becoming a nanny. The course has been developed in association with the British Association of professional nannies (BAPN). Students will explore the role and requirements of what it takes to become a qualified nanny. This is a great introductory course for any student considering becoming a nanny.

The course provides a fantastic foundation for progression onto a fully recognised qualification.

Short courses are:

  • Ideal for developing skills to enter the workplace
  • Adding to any recognised qualification you may already hold
  • Linked to many subjects covered by courses currently listed on the RQF

This short course introduces you to the key aspects of working life as a nanny. Explore the role and responsibilities of a nanny (including care routines, managing behaviour, and play), how to work in partnership with parents and carers, the health and safety considerations involved when working in the family home, and how to safeguard the children in your care.

This course is split into three sections:

1. Roles and responsibilities of a nanny
2. Partnership with parents
3. The professional nanny

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about the role of a professional nanny
  • You will learn how nannies can be essential for modern working families
  • You will learn about the challenges of maintaining professional boundaries when working in a relaxed environment when they are treated as one of the family

Advantages of this course

  • The course looks at what is involved in looking after a child and includes child development, supporting positive behaviour, and personal care routines. It looks at the importance of play to children and gives an overview of relevant childcare legislation in the UK - including the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • A second section of the course deals with the relationships between the parents and the child, and the parents and the nanny. Helpful information is given about setting expectations and asking questions before commencing work within a family. It looks at the importance of both communication and confidentiality.
  • A further section contains information on the essentials required by a professional nanny, including the considerations of first aid training, registrations, and record keeping. Employment rights, tax, and DBS checks are also discussed
  • The course can also help with some interview tips and suggestions on presenting a professional image

On successful completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.

If you require a course to qualify fully, please view our full Nannying Course here. 

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Course Details

Topics covered

Developed in association with the British Association of Professional Nannies (BAPN), this course introduces learners to the key aspects of working life as a nanny. Learners will explore the role and responsibilities of a professional nanny, the main elements of working with children, and the health and safety considerations involved when working in the family home.

Intended as a general introduction to the profession, this course will give learners a real flavour of what’s involved in being a nanny. Assessment consists of four sets of ten multiple-choice questions. Learners do not need to be currently working with children to complete this course

Entry Requirements

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills
Have a genuine desire to succeed


Qualification Awarded

CACHE ELP – Award Introduction to Nannying (£18 Certificate fee payable)

This course provides successful students with a completion certificate from CACHE and their enhanced learning program. Awarding body CACHE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with them from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

Please note: Short courses provide students with CPD completion certification. To complete a fully recognised qualification students are required to complete a QCF listed course in addition. 

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by CACHE and can take up to 12 weeks to be received after completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued


Course Duration

These short courses can be completed in approx 10 hours of study. This will depend on student commitment and ability. Ideal for those who are considering a career in the childcare sector or indeed qualified practitioners looking to enhance their skills in a particular topic.




Study Method

Students are able to complete their course purely online though our student portal. Students can expect to receive access to the student portal via email within 3 working days of enrolment being received.

Once enrolment is received we will email you access and log in information to make a start on our chosen course.


Students will progress through a series of topics online through our student portal. As students progress through the course they will complete four lots of multiple choice quiz type assessments. If you dont complete first time you can try the assessments again at no extra charge. Upon completion students can download and print a college certificate whilst awaiting their CACHE endorsed certification.

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