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Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator)

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020
  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London, NW1 6XT, with a May Residential at Emerson College, Sussex

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma


Because of the Covid 19 crisis and the challenges to teaching this brings, we reworking our original format to provide a “blended” course, with online teaching as well as residentials at Emerson College and face to face meetings at Rudolf Steiner House, London.

We are confident that this reworking of the Holistic Baby and Child Care Diploma will ensure that the course can continue to serve the needs of those who care for our youngest children and support parents, whatever conditions may prevail in the UK and around the world.

In total there will be:

34 weeks of online teaching, meeting on Wednesdays 6.30-8.30 and Saturdays 3-5pm starting 3th October 2020

3 full day meetings at Rudolf Steiner House, 9.00-6pm (17 October 2020, 16 January 2021 and 11 September 2021)

Two 3-day residentials at Emerson College on 11 – 14 June 2021 and on 3 – 6 December 2021, starting Fridays at 4.00 and finishing on the following Monday at 4.00pm.

The course is led by Dorothy Marlen, a Steiner early childhood teacher and Pikler pedagogue. Sam Greshoff, the other main tutor is another leading light in the Steiner early childhood movement in the UK. The course is quality assured and certified by the Crossfields Institute and the national awarding body NCFE CACHE, and the qualification has been designed to meet the requirements of the government’s criteria for Early Years Educator (Level 3) qualifications for carers of children from birth to five, released in July 2013, whilst uniquely offering a birth to three emphasis. 

The programme covers the development and care of children up to five years old, with an emphasis on the crucial first three years. It provides depth of understanding and a practical foundation for those wishing to work in Steiner settings and mainstream. The training provides a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification for those wishing to care for children up to five years old in both Steiner and mainstream nurseries and kindergartens. The course also prepares parent and child group leaders, child-minders, play group leaders, parenting course leaders and carers of children up to three years old.


 Students and tutors on a residential at Emerson College

Good news for both EU and Non-Eu citizens

Because of its modular distance learning character, this course is open to EU and NON-EU citizens (see VISA section later). Because of its modular distance learning character, this course is now open to EU and NON-EU citizens (see VISA section in the Info Pack). All applicants however need to attend at least 80% of the full timetable and complete all the assignments to receive the CACHE (EYE) Level 3 Diploma. Your particular circumstances will be discussed with the registrar and course leader.

For information on grants, loans and bursaries, please contact Chiara Carones,

Please click here for more information and to apply.

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