Child Day Care: Comprehensive Certificate Course

The Child Day Care Comprehensive Certificate course is the ultimate in our Child Daycare Programme.

It will cover all you need to know about making a roaring success of yourself in the Child Care field.

If you have already completed our Short Course Certificate In Child Daycare, or our Certificate In Child Daycare, then you do not have to take any subjects you are already done with.


Course Information:

CourseComprehensive Certificate In Child Day Care
 Programme Type Provider Programme
 Award Type Skills Academy Comprehensive Certificate In Child Day Care
 Award Issued By Skills Academy
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course Duration 12 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 10 AND
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age AND
  • Learners must be able to read and write in English

What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Child Day Care  Comprehensive Certificate Course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

Child Day Care Certificate



1. Introduction to Business English

2. Child Day Care DCD-101

3. First-Aid Concepts

4. Customer Satisfaction

5. Child Day Care CDC-102

6. Office Management


1. Introduction to Business English

  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness

2. Child Day Care CDC-101

  • Growth and Development:
    1. Identify and explain growth and development
    2. Identify and explain the factors affecting growth and development
    3. The domains of development in the context of the whole child
  • Learning in the Early Years:
    1. How children develop learning in the early years
    2. How play stimulates early learning
    3. How technology stimulates early learning
    4. How perceptual abilities influenced early learning
    5. How learning styles stimulate early learning
  • Inclusion and Special Needs:
    1. Inclusion and special needs as an aspect of inclusion
    2. Definition of inclusion
    3. Barriers to inclusion
    4. Special Needs within the context of inclusive practice
    5. Common problems found in early childhood development
    6. The importance of early identification
    7. The importance of identifying children who are gifted
    8. Organisations that can assist parents and caregivers and provide advice
  • Diversity in Early Childhood:
    1. The meaning of diversity in the context of inclusive practice
    2. Reflect on and share personal feelings about living in a diverse society
    3. Plan, draft and administer a questionnaire to share ideas on how people feel about living in a diverse society
    4. How culture, socio-economic conditions, HIV/AIDS and gender effects early childhood development and early learning
    5. The importance of an anti-bias approach in early childhood.

3. First Aid Concepts

  • The medical-legal implications and principles of First Aid
  • Elementary human anatomical structures
  • Appropriate First Aid procedures

4. Customer Satisfaction

  • Clearing the barriers:
    1. Customer relationship skills can build success
    2. Dealing with difficult people
    3. Burn-out: A common threat to customer satisfaction
    4. The secret to successful cooperation
  • Building the foundation:
    1. Understanding your customers
    2. The problem with customer service
    3. The customer is not always right
    4. Problem solving
  • Using the tools:
    1. Cooperation techniques
    2. Building motivation with customer feedback

5. Child Day Care CDC-102

  • Child Day Care Level 3:
    1. Care and well being of children
    2. Families, Care Givers, the Community and Child Care Provisioning
    3. Issues of Health and Hygiene
    4. Food Groups, Nutrients and Nutrition Practices
    5. Safety Issues in Relation to Accidents, Indoor and Outdoor Safety
    6. The Diversity of Care and Well Being

6. Office Management

  • Roles and Responsibilities:
    1. What are your responsibilities?
    2. What is your work vision?
    3. How to become an effective planner
    4. Systems to use for plans
    5. Goal setting
    6. Effective time management
    7. Beware of time crime
  • Setting office guidelines and procedures:
    1. Guidelines for guidelines
    2. Office expense accounts
    3. Preventing sexual harassment
  • Staffing the office:
    1. Key responsibilities for staffing
    2. Promoting diversity
    3. Writing job descriptions
    4. Interviewing potential candidates
    5. Effective employee orientation
    6. Coaching and counselling
    7. Evaluating employee performance
  • Your leadership effectiveness:
    1. Communicating for results
    2. Listening actively
    3. Creating successful teams
    4. Conducting effective meetings
    5. Decision making and leadership
  • The importance of good customer relations:
    1. Understanding the customer’s needs


Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.


This course is a Provider Programme. It is not Accredited.
Provider Programmes are quality assured and certified by the provider, that means by Skills Academy. They are not registered on the NQF, do not carry any national credits; and do not lead to a National Qualification.
Provider Programmes exist to help develop your skills. They are usually short courses, and professional career development courses. If you need to learn skills that you can apply in your work fast, then often a provider programme or short course is the fastest way to get there.


You will be awarded a Skills Academy Comprehensive Course Certificate in Child Day Care.

As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be

sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

How to Check if a Certificate is Authentic

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When Can I Start?

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Last Updated: October 14, 2019

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