Introduction to CACHE Level 3

Free course

Interested in Working in Childcare?

There are numerous career pathways in the field of childcare. For some settings, you need to be a qualified practitioner with a licence to practice.

The Cache Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Workforce is a full and relevant qualification as required by Ofqual (the UK Government department regulating qualifications) to work in a setting as a qualified practitioner with a licence to practice.

To find out why this qualification is considered full and relevant, have a read in this post.

The course is designed to give students maximum support throughout their study. On top of the classroom training (run on Saturdays, max once per month), we have incorporated a private Facebook group, and scheduled webinars and Q&A sessions to guide students through the diploma, while they are working full time.

Our course also incorporates the Home Based Childcare Practitioner, to give the students skill that are needed when working in the private sector, as a nanny or childminder.

This unique combined course has been developed in conjunction with a variety of professionals, including Early Years teachers, nutritionists, child psychiatrists, nannies, Cache assessors, Ofsted inspectors and childcare recruiters.

Aims of this introductory session

What to expect when studying for the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) qualification

  • Course  content
  • Structure
  • Teaching
  • Learning and assessment processes

We will also give you a little course taster, by teaching you some of the subjects covered in the course:

  1. Introduction to child development
  2. Theories of child development
  3. Importance of play

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All we ask is that you have a drive and passion for working in the childcare industry


The course is free, but you do need to register to join.

If you register and are no longer able to attend, you MUST cancel your registration or tell us, or you may be refused entry to a future session.


This is not assessed

Training Location

The session will be live through our virtual classroom, hosted on Zoom.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma Tutor

Lisa McKean is an Early Years Adviser, Trainer and Assessor. She has over twenty years’ childcare experience, working her way up from nursery nurse to senior management level. Lisa has an Early Years Foundation Degree and intends to go on to study for a Masters in Therapeutic Play in the future. Lisa has taught in further education for eleven years teaching Early Years and Education and numerous short courses including parenting. She has fulfilled a number of local authority tenders, including work with children’s centres and services such as the Teenage Pregnancy Unit. She qualified as a midwife and has worked in other healthcare roles including care of the elderly and dental nursing. Lisa specialises in working with babies and the setting which she currently supports recently achieved an outstanding Ofsted grade. Her great passion is for being part of the learner’s learning journey, seeing them go on to achieve their goals.


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  • I have completed all my training through HATA (apart from my Hypnobirthing Practitioner) Sleep Training, Healthy Eating, First Aid, Maternity Nurse Training and the OFSTED Course. I have made a lot of friends through HATA a lot of which I speak to on a daily basis. I will continue to promote HATA to all my friends and those in this profession. I can honestly say that every course I have done with HATA has affected my profession in a good way. I have also made so many life long friends.

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