Nanny Credentialing Pathway

Our vision for a CACHE/NCFE career pathway for nannies.

Award

A Customized Qualification that has a Total Qualification Time value of 120 hours or less

Certificate

A Customized Qualification that has a Total Qualification Time value in the range 121-369 hours

Diploma

A Customized Qualification that has a Total Qualification Time value of 370 hours or more

GlobalNannyTraining.com provides specialized training for nannies that offers third-party accreditation through the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE), the global leader in vocational and technical learning, and the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, (CACHE) which specializes in the early years and childcare sector.

Each qualification has been accredited as a Customized Qualification (unregulated qualification) and has benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria using the national framework’s level descriptors to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study. In addition to a level, the total qualification time (TQT) translates into if the qualification is an award, certificate, or diploma. 

Cognitive (thinking) Affective (attitude) Psychomotor (development of skill area)
Level 1 Knowledge Receive Imitation
Level 2 Understanding Respond Manipulation
Level 3 Application Value Precision

The highest CACHE/NCFE Customized Qualification available to US based nannies is the Level 3 Diploma. This is the highest pre-college level of coursework in the national frameworks as beyond that, the content standards in the UK are different than the US. For reference, levels 4 and up are equivalent to a university education, with levels 4 through 6 is equivalent to a university degree, level 7, a master’s degree, and level 8 a phD.

Nanny Credentialing Path

An Entry Level Award recognizes the learner’s basic childcare knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning in everyday childcare situations under direct guidance or supervision in the in-home childcare setting. This entry level award is appropriate for learners seeking to provide childcare in a family’s home with parent direction and supervision. The total qualification time for this award is less than 120 hours.  

Entry Level Award “The Mother’s Helper” (In Development)

The Level 1 Award recognizes the learner’s basic childcare knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning with some guidance and supervision to achieve basic childcare competence in the nanny setting. This entry level award is appropriate for learners seeking to provide care in a family’s home in the role of a babysitter. The total qualification time for this award is less than 120 hours.

Level 1 Award “Babysitting Basics” (In Development)

The Level 2 Award recognizes the ability to gain solid knowledge and understanding of childcare and the ability to perform varied childcare tasks with some supervision or guidance in the nanny setting. This course is for those considering making a change from another childcare setting to the nanny setting. The total qualification time for this award is less than 120 hours.

Level 2 Award “Exploring Child Care in the Nanny Setting” (In Development)

The Level 3 Award recognizes the ability to gain knowledge, skills, and understanding of childcare best practices in the nanny setting. This Level 3 Award is appropriate for learners who wish to work as nanny or nannies currently in the workforce but wish to gain a baseline understanding of best practices in nanny care. The total qualification time for this award is less than 120 hours.

 Level 3 Award “Foundation Practice for Nanny Care” (In Development)

The Level 3 Certificate recognizes the ability to gain and demonstrate the application of knowledge, skills, and understanding of childcare best practices in the nanny setting. This Level 3 Certificate is appropriate for nannies in the workforce or nannies. The total qualification time for this certificate is between 121-369 hours. This qualification also aligns with the US Nanny Association’s National Standards and covers the Competency Goals, Subject Areas, and Functional Areas outlined by the CDA.

Level 3 Certificate – “Childcare in the Nanny Setting” (125 hours)

The Level 3 Diploma recognizes the ability to gain and demonstrate the application of knowledge, skills, and understanding of childcare best practices in the nanny setting.  This Level 3 Diploma is appropriate for nannies who have chosen to work in the field as their career and/or nannies who are responsible for supervising or training others in the field of nanny work. The total qualification time for this certificate is 370 hours or more.

Level 3 Diploma – “The Career Nanny” (In Development)

Awards in Development

  • Infant Nanny
  • Toddler Nanny
  • Preschool Nanny
  • School Age Nanny
  • Hotel and Resort Nanny
  • Working Successfully with Families
  • Legal Pay for US Nannies
  • Working with At Home Parents
  • Communicating in the Nanny Setting
  • Meal Planning for Nanny Children
  • Avoiding Job Creep
  • Child Guidance in the Nanny Setting
  • Landing the Nanny Job You Love
  • Negotiating Your Nanny Contract
  • Nanny/Household Manager

You do not need to repeat coursework you have successfully completed to earn the certificate or diploma. If you have earned Foundation Practice for Nannies Customized Qualification, you can complete the portfolio required for Child Care in the Nanny Setting to earn your Level 3 Certificate, for example.

You can combine awards and certificates to reach the TQT for the diploma qualification. There will be specific awards that must be taken to qualify for this qualification (i.e Child Care in the Nanny Setting + Working Successfully with Families + Negotiating Your Contract)

This course was awesome! The information was presented in an easy to follow format and the content was very educational.

Nanny K

Whether you are a new or experienced nanny, you will learn something new in this course! The information is relevant and specific to nannies. 

Nanny S

This course and the resources provided will help me be the best nanny I can be.


Nanny J

CACHE is a UK based organization that was established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). The board set the syllabus for the first national examination which took place in 1947. In 1994, the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. In 2001 they incorporated the National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare and in 2015 they became part of NCFE.

NCFE is an awarding organization recognized by the UK Department for Education and regulated by Ofqual, so you can be confident that the organization is committed to delivering the highest standard of qualifications and service to our learners.

As the educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning, NCFE combines over 170 years of experience with a network of expert collaborators to shape smarter solutions for learning needs.

The range of NCFE qualifications and customized programs in early years and childcare, education and training, social care, amongst other options, are designed to improve individuals’ lives and global career prospects.

On completion of a Customized Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customized Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE. 

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