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Childminders- studying Extending Childminding Practice

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doraexplorer Thu 31-Mar-05 20:21:21


Planning to study this Cache qualification via distance learning with the NEC.

Anyone have any experience of this and/or advice.


KatieMac Thu 31-Mar-05 20:31:03

No - but I'm doing the NVQ3.

The level of work is fine.....but the amount is ridiculus....I'm supposed to do 15 hrs a week....when??

Good luck with your ECP, hope it goes well

doraexplorer Thu 31-Mar-05 20:42:29

Thanks Katie Mac - knew i could rely on you (i changed my name after getting 'too down')

I did think about the NVQ but had already done the first two parts of the certificate.

How is it going with the extension plans?

KatieMac Thu 31-Mar-05 21:02:22

Tiling tomorrow
Ramp on Saturday
Ikea Saturday
Opening on 12th
PARTY on 15th - everyone is invited (if you can get to Norfolk )

motherinferior Thu 31-Mar-05 21:04:45

I wrote a piece on it a while ago...

KatieMac Thu 31-Mar-05 21:07:20

On the ECP - can we read it?

Can you do a link??

motherinferior Thu 31-Mar-05 21:13:23

Sort of covering the ECP, for a trade mag as part of a bigger piece on early years development. I'm afraid I can't do a link and I don't actually think it's been published yet!

Fascinating piece, I looked at stuff like the PreSchool Learning Alliance Cache-accredited diploma and the new Foundation Degree as well.

KatieMac Thu 31-Mar-05 21:18:54

Which did you think the most of/was the best?

Will you link it when it is published?

Sorry Dora, didn't mean to hijack...

motherinferior Thu 31-Mar-05 21:28:35

Can't link but will try and remember to let you know.

motherinferior Thu 31-Mar-05 21:29:03

...sorry, my brain has gone fuzzy after writing about garden design all today

KatieMac Thu 31-Mar-05 21:34:48


alibubbles Fri 01-Apr-05 10:11:11

doraexplorer, I did the ICP, DCP and ECP all in one year, actually 30 weeks, 3 terms at college. I did it a while ago now, but It is not as hard as you think.

A tip my tutor gave me was to stop thinking in terms of 'degree level' answers. You only have 1-2000 2words max for some of the assignments.

If you need any help, just sout, good luck!

doraexplorer Fri 01-Apr-05 20:03:57

Thanks everyone

Motherinferior i would be interested to read it too if possible.

Alibubbles will probably shout quite loud - sent of grant form so cant start yet. Did the DCP night classes two hours a week just took ages and problem with tutor and just turned into a mess.

Katiemac - good luck with the opening (12th is my birthday!!)

I'm off to Cornwall in the morning for a week. Self catering etc but no computer link - how will i cope without Mumsnet! Packed Vodka though.....

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