Diploma in Child Care


Diploma in Child Care

Childcare Diploma 

Do you have a passion for helping young people reach their full potential? Are you looking to build a successful career in childcare, but don’t know where to start?  If so, this exclusive Diploma in Child Care could be just the thing.  Now open for enrolment, our most advanced Childcare Diploma will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to provide safe, nurturing, and educational care for children of all ages.  Study in your own time and at your own pace, for the chance to boost your CV and job prospects with an endorsed Diploma in Childcare.  Learn how to create a safe and productive environment for children, enhance your communication skills, and build the confidence you need to pursue a rewarding career in childcare.

This is a self-paced ChildCare Diploma for online learning, with no fixed study schedules and no time restrictions.  Each of the nine in-depth modules concludes with an online assessment in multiple choice format.  Topics and knowledge areas examined include the basics of child development, a look at early years education, how to create a safe and hygienic environment for children, safeguarding children from harm,  food safety and storage, toy and equipment safety, and more.  From professionals brushing up on their existing skills to parents looking to broaden their knowledge and understanding, this exclusive Child Care Diploma comes highly recommended.  Enrol online and start your free child care course today, or contact a member of the team at eLearning College anytime to learn more.

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Make sure typical indoor and outdoor toys are safe to use 
  • Provide more confident supervision to ensure the safety of children 
  • Select toys that are safe and suitable for the age of the children in question
  • Understand who takes responsibility for safeguarding children 
  • Identify some of the potential warning signs of abuse or neglect 
  • Take appropriate action where a child is believed to be at-risk


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

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

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.


Course Info

Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 12 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing

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