Welcome to the CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (HBCA). This is your assessment task guidance booklet for the HBCA. Aim   

The booklet aims to give you support on how to complete your assessment tasks If you have a question which you feel is not covered here, please send a message to you assessor via moodle. The guidance will give you a clear understanding of the criteria required to pass your assessments

Uploading work for assessment  You will need to upload all course work onto the moodle site for you assessor to assess and give you feedback.  It is important that you fully understand what the tasks are asking you to do before attempting them. Assessment timescales  Your assessor will aim to mark your work and give you feedback within five to seven working days  Assessors will normally inform you if he/she will be on annual leave  If for any reason your assessor takes longer than this period of time to respond, and you have concerns, please contact for advice CACHE HBCA specifications  If you have not already done so please either download a copy of the CACHE HBCA specifications to your computer or print a hard copy as you will need this document as a reference throughout your course.  In order to achieve your full Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare you will need to complete all the assessment tasks for Unit 1 (nine tasks) and Unit 2 (four tasks).

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Good practice  The information in these tasks will become useful tools for your business as well as your personal and professional knowledge development.  A Home based childcarer needs to be aware of legislative framework that governs their day to day practice working with children (CACHE)  It is ‘good practice’ to keep copies of any policies and procedures you develop in a portfolio as these can be used to develop your partnership with parents’ relationship. Such...