Course Description

Certificate in Nursery Assistant – Level 3

Study 365


If you’ve always wanted to work with children this is the perfect course for you! A Nursery Assistant is someone who works in a Nursery supporting the other staff and ensuring the general welfare of the children. This Nursery Assistant Certificate – Level 3 is excellent preparation for working with children, and will teach you the appropriate hygiene procedures, how to safeguard children, and will give you an understanding of child development. Covering everything you need to know, this course will be the first step to a career as a Nursery Assistant.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests, and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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1: The main characteristics in the development of a child, the development needs of children below 8 and special needs
A Child’s development from birth to 19 years
Factors affecting development; social, economic and environmental
Development affected by Genetic and Hereditary Factors
Overall Developmental Needs of children
Defining Special Needs
Support for children with special needs

2: Key Transitions, Policies to meet diversity and discrimination affecting development of children

Key Transitions
Supporting Children through Transitions
Policies to Meet Diversity within the Work-Based Environment
Inclusion within the Work-Based Environment
Effects of Discrimination

3. Providing for Children’s Physical Needs, Inclusive of Health and Safety
Meeting Children’s Nutritional Needs
Meeting Children’s Rest and Sleep Needs
Stages of Behavior in Children
Encouraging Appropriate Behavior
Behavior Attributed to Specific Special Needs
Informing Parents of Inappropriate Behavior and Documentation

4. Appropriate Hygiene procedures, childhood illnesses and Maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment
Maintaining Appropriate Hygiene Procedures
Exploring Consequences as a Result of the Failure to Meet
Signs and Symptoms of Common Childhood Illnesses
Informing Parents of Illness and Documenting Illness
Maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment

5. Learning through Play for Child Development
Types of Play and their Importance in Relation to Child Development
Observation and Planning
Every Child Matters and the Birth to Three Matters Framework
The Early Years Foundation Stage
Available Resources in Relation to Health and Safety, and Diversity and Inclusion

6. Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children
What is Safeguarding?
Definitions of Child Abuse
The Main Categories of Child Abuse
Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
Procedures to Follow in the Case of Child Protection Concerns
Documentation Relating to Confidentiality and Recording and Reporting Child Protection Concerns
Sources of Support
Some Practical Guidance

7. Legal Responsibilities of the Work-Based Setting and Responsibilities for Working Together
Nursery Nurse Legislation
Legal Responsibilities of the Nursery Nurse
Procedures for Admission and Collection
Legal Implications of Nursery Nursing
Policies and Procedures to Meet OFSTED Requirements
Working in Partnership with Parents and Other Professionals
The Nursery Nurse Responsibilities for Building Positive
Exploring contacts for Support for Work-Based Services

What will I learn?

  • Learn the main characteristics of child development
  • Learn how to safeguard children and promote their welfare
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of working with children
  • Learn how play can aid child development and education

Course Description:

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the key topics listed under the curriculum.

Course Duration:

You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment test. The online test is marked straight away, so you will know immediately if you have passed the course.


Successful candidates will be awarded a Nursery Assistant Certificate – Level 3.

Course Code S 0546
College Name Study 365
Course Category Early Childhood Education, Education
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification CPD
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Fee 24
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
Career Path • Nursery Assistant • Nursery Nurse • Childminder • Babysitter
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