Early Years

ICC Course Breakdown

ICC Course Breakdown

ICC is a course approved by the Local Authority meeting the qualification requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Childcare register.  ICC covers every aspect of being a registered childminder – from meeting children’s learning needs to working in partnership with parents and other professionals.

The course that supports you to complete the registration requirements is carried out over 9 consecutive weeks or 3 consecutive Saturdays, following the academic calendar, with breaks at half term.  You will be expected to attend all sessions and complete tasks that will support your practice when registered, in order to receive your attendance certificate.

Week 1: The first week is an introduction to the course, We will look at the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and explain the course work.  Health and Safety will also be visited.  The task following this session will be the creation of a Risk Assessment of your home and a Policy and Procedure relating to Health and Safety.

Week 2: Behaviour Management, Making a positive contribution (inclusion and participation). Students will develop an understanding of the reasons for unacceptable behaviour and how to manage it.  We will look at the development of an inclusive environment that the needs of all children in the setting.  The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.

Week 3: This week we will look at the value of routines and partnership working, and this will include settling children and families into the setting. The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.

Week 4: During this session, we will look at your role in protecting children, signs and symptoms of areas of abuse.  Advice on how to deal with concerns and how to report abuse will be shared along with information on how to keep yourself and your family safe from allegations of abuse.  Information will be shared to support you to understand the Early Help strategy.   The task for this session will be the creation of a Child Protection Policy and Procedure.

Week 5: We look at child development and visit the value of play in relation to the individual child’s needs, looking at the necessity to have an awareness of British Values and how to implement them within the setting.  The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.

Week 6: This session looks at the role of observation in promoting children’s learning and development and how it plays such a vital role in planning to meet the needs of the children.  An observation will be completed within the session.  The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.

Week 7: We will visit the need to keep records, create and implement Policies and Procedures and the need to adhere to confidentiality requirements.  The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.

Week 8: The session looks at the legislative requirements for the Childminding Business. Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Business planning and marketing.  The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.

Week 9: During this session we will look at ‘Where we go from Here’ By now it is expected the DBS checks have been applied for, you will have booked on or completed a First Aid course, applied for your Health Declaration from your doctor and begun to create a portfolio of evidence for parents and Ofsted The task for this session will be a Multiple Choice question paper to be completed at home and returned to the tutor.. 

Buckinghamshire County Council subsidises the cost of the ICC, and the cost to learners wishing to attend is £100

The free pre-registration briefing session and the subsidised ICC are only for people who live in Buckinghamshire and pay their council tax to Buckinghamshire County Council.

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