Current qualification accepted
Required by voluntary approval scheme registration:
City and Guilds unit 326 - Introduction to home-based childcare
Registration is not required
There is a voluntary approval scheme for nannies to register with Care Inspectorate Wales with a requirement to complete the unit CYPOP 5 Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service or one of the other qualifications listed in this framework for this role.
The CYPOP5 unit listed in this section is a specialist unit for working as a home-based carer only and is not transferable across the whole sector as a qualification.
Other qualifications accepted
CYPOP 5 Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service (if completed before September 2019).
City and Guilds Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice (including unit 326 and 327)
WJEC Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory (including units 326 and 327)
Level 5 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)
CACHE Extended Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)
Certificate in Childminding Practice
Diploma in Childminding Practice
Level 3 Diploma in Home based Child Care
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education
NVQ 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development
NVQ 3 Child Care and Education
NVQ 3 Early Years Care and Education
CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education
Diploma in Nursery Nursing Level 3
Award in Early Years and Child Care for Play Workers (transitional awards)
Level 3 Certificate in Work with Children
CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing (DNN) (was NNEB)
Diploma in Childcare and Education (DCE)
National Certificate in Caring Services (Nursery Nursing)
National Diploma in Caring Services (Nursery Nursing)
National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)
National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)
National Certificate in Early Years
National Diploma in Early Years
Open University (OU) Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice
Other UK qualifications accepted
As a result to changes to qualifications in Wales, equivalent UK qualifications are being assessed and will be added soon. Contact us if you have a query related to other UK qualifications.
However, employers should ensure that any other UK qualification meets the criteria set out in this Qualification Framework before accepting it for employment.
Practitioners who are new to the early years and childcare sector or new to an organisation should complete the All Wales induction framework for early years and childcare.