Product code: IHCPCPO
In categories: Pre-registration training
PACEY Cymru provides introductory training in home-based childcare for childcarers in Wales.
Those looking to become a registered childminder in Wales will have to hold both the Introduction to home-based childcare (IHC) unit and the Preparing for childminder practice (PCP) unit.
Please click here to learn more about what each unit covers.
Please note that the IHC unit has to be achieved before you are given access to the PCP unit.
Business Wales Childcare Grant
The Welsh Government has launched a Childcare Grant to facilitate the creation of additional flexible childcare places throughout Wales. If you wish to apply for the grant and include the cost of the childminder pre-registration training in your application, please note that you will have to have received confirmation of grant approval before purchasing the course in order to be eligible for claiming the cost back. You can find out more about the grant here.
Free added benefits
All leaners will receive six months’ free PACEY learner membership. This includes access to resources through the members’ area on the PACEY website to support around completion of the course.
There will be course content accessed through e-learning, so you will need access to a computer, and some basic computer skills, to complete the course. You can view your training on or offline on an Apple or Android handheld device (a phone or tablet), but you will need access to a PC or laptop in order to upload your written portfolio to the e-learning platform as Unit 326 Introduction to home-based childcare (IHC) is assessed through a portfolio of work.
The training is also available as a blended learning course which combines face-to-face (classroom based) learning with online learning, whichever suits you best.
If you are interested in the blended option, please contact PACEY Cymru at email@example.com or 02920 351 407 for further information.
Before this course, if you are looking to register as a childminder, you need to attend a briefing session. If you haven’t yet attended one please contact PACEY Cymru at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02920 351 407.
If you live in England, read about the HBCA.
Online course - therefore no delivery charge
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.