NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator)

Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator
Licence to Practice

Level 3
Minimum entry age

We have worked collaboratively with Crossfields Institute to develop this specialist Early Years qualification.

Who is this qualification suitable for?

This qualification is available for learners aged 18+ in England only.

What is the aim of this qualification?

The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to become an EYE qualified holistic early years practitioner, and includes classroom-based and placement hours. This qualification prepares learners to use a Steiner Waldorf and Pikler approach to baby and early child education and care, appropriate to holistic and mainstream settings.

Learners completing this qualification may proceed directly to work in an early years setting, for example in the role of an early years educator, adult and child group leader, or childminder and carer of children under 3 years, in a Steiner Waldorf or mainstream setting. Learners can also progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (EYE).

This qualification has been built to meet the criteria for Early Years Educators required by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) which were developed in response to the Department for Education and NCTL’s More Great Childcare report.

About Crossfields Institute:

Crossfields Institute is an Awarding Organisation and educational charity specialising in the design of holistic and integrative qualifications. It was founded in 2007 in response to a growing demand for specialist qualifications for pioneering education providers such as the Montessori Centre International, Pikler method educators, Waldorf Early Years providers and many more.

The vision of the Institute is to promote integrative education that recognises the whole human being and enables people to reach their full potential. It has centres in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, the US, Australia, Brazil, Botswana and South Africa. The Institute is also a Higher Education Institute which develops and delivers a series of Masters programmes with partner Universities around the world.

Crossfields Institute is responsible for the ongoing delivery and centre quality assurance of this qualification. As a specialist qualification there are particular requirements which all centres must meet in order to gain approval in terms of both staff expertise and resources.


If you would like more information about this qualification please send an enquiry to the Crossfields Institute direct:

Crossfields Website
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01453 760294 (to speak to someone in the Institute’s administration team).

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