Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children Distance Learning CourseCC212

Do you want to work with children? Keen to keep them happy and amused? Then this is the right course for you, as it covers a wide range of topics from the stages of development, gifted and talented children, through to communication and prompting play.

This course is ideal for anyone working with pre school aged children or for parents looking to encourage the development of their children in preparation for primary school.

The course is structured in bite sized sections so that learning can easily fit into your busy day. Plus, your tutor is also available to help whenever you require it. So Start Learning today!

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Course Info

Distance Support

At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students.

You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements


There are no entry requirements. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended hours of study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents


Unit 1 - The stages of development – Physical - Intellectual - LanguageEmotional - Social- Factors which affect growth and development.

Unit 2 - Observation and assessment of children - Types of observation - Methods of observation.

Unit 3 - Supporting children - Gifted children - Talented children - Exploring thesenses.

Unit 4 - Early numeracy - Shape and size - Measurements - Money - Time.

Unit 5 - Early literacy - Language and communication - Linking sounds and letters - ReadingWriting - English as an additional language.

Unit 6 - Personal, social and emotional development - Forming relationships - Sense of community - Exploring cultures and religions - Equal Opportunities - Recognising and dealing with emotions - Growing independence - Facing up to fears - Self confidence and self esteem.

Unit 7 - Physical development, intellectual development and creative development - Fresh air and exercise - Indoor physical play - Outdoor physical play - Knowledge and understanding of the world - Science and Technology - Cooking - Feeding the imagination - Painting, drawing, printing, collage and model making - Music - Role play.

Unit 8 - Prompting safe play - Child rights andprotection - Health and Safety - Dangers online - Television - Guns and toy weapons - Bullying.

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price £299

6 Month Instalments of £50.00

The first instalment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs clck here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 074 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan.  



Level 2 in Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children. At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 Award certificate of achievement from NCFE. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"

Awarding Body Information

NCFE is a national awarding body.  Awarding bodies design and award qualifications which recognise the skills, knowledge and understanding achieved by a learner at a particular level and in a particular subject.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The following the regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.:
England: Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual)
Wales : Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) Northern Ireland: Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)

Language of Course




This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.


Q: How does the Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A:  If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: info@start-learning.co.uk or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.