If you’re thinking about taking a childcare course, you’re in the right place! We’ve been providing world-class childcare training for over ten years, helping childcare professionals enhance their skills and have a bigger impact.

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In order to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register, childcarers are required to complete the Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training. Babyem provides the OCN accredited Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training. This popular course meets the 6 common core skills areas required by Ofsted. Courses are delivered online through Distance learning.




This comprehensive 12 hr Paediatric First Aid Course is delivered in one day plus there is also an at-home e-learning module. The paediatric first aid course is suitable for Nannies, Maternity Nurses, and other childcare practitioners caring for babies and children and is suitable for those individuals registering with Ofsted. A Certificate will be issued on completion valid for 3 years. A first aid booklet is given at the end of the course.


A shorter course suitable for parents and those working with others in a childcare setting is also available.




We make registering with Ofsted simple and quick…  If you feel like you have wasted enough time trying to figure it out on your own, let us take care of all of it. With our Ofsted Registration Package, you can book all services required with us including, DBS Check, Common Core Skills and Knowledge Training, Ofsted compliant 12 hr Paediatric First Aid and Public Liability Insurance (Note: We provide a link to our recommended partner Nanny Insure, however, this is a separate cost of £70).




This online Au Pair Core Skills Course is not only suitable for Au Pairs or soon to be Au Pairs, it is also a fantastic foundational course for those who will be caring for children and young people.


This IAPA and BAPAA-endorsed training includes videos from industry experts including an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Play Specialist, Certified first aid instructor, and childcare trainer.


Being a qualified childcare professional sets you apart from individuals applying for the same position. Babyem has built up an excellent reputation for delivering quality maternity training and childcare courses in the UK, and are regarded as experts in their field.


Emma Dewey Director Babyem

Babyem works in partnership with and receives referrals from many leading nanny agencies and childcare associations across the sector. To view which agencies we work with, please click HERE.  We have written childcare handbooks for associations such as the British Association of Au pair agencies, written best practice guidance for nanny agencies and regularly work with partners to ensure our trainees have up-to-date information.

Babyem specialises in supporting candidates such as Nannies and Childminders to register with Ofsted. We provide a quick and affordable one-stop service for Nannies registering with Ofsted, where they can complete the Common Core Skills & Knowledge Course, Paediatric First Aid, DBS check and Public Liability Insurance all in one weekend.

Every aspect of our childcare training uses a variety of teaching aids to address all learning styles from case studies, videos, role play, quizzes and practical assessments.


All our trainers are experts in their field and have been carefully selected for both their practical knowledge, expertise in their field, and knowledge of current theories and guidelines.


All trainers have over 15 years’ experience working with children and young people at management level.

Voted as the number 1 training agency in the UK by the independent review site Freeindex, Babyem is renowned for providing engaging and interactive courses for Nannies, Maternity Nurses, Health Professionals and Childcare workers throughout the UK and internationally.

Babyem provides a range of accredited and bespoke courses for Nannies, Maternity Nurses, Health Professionals and Nursery Workers. Accreditation means that the organisation providing the education and the accredited course has been approved by the awarding/examining body. The accreditation process ensures standards across delivery and marking are maintained.


What makes Babyem stand out from our competitors is that our courses are accredited through Open College Network and CACHE, with course levels ranging from level 3 (A-Level Standard) or level 5 (Degree standard). Courses meet the strict guidelines of our awarding body OCN and CACHE and all course work is verified internally and externally.

Babyem specialises in childcare training for home-based childcarers and health professionals. We work in partnership with a wide range of agencies and associations to provide specialised training in the UK and Internationally.

Our childcare training coaching courses are delivered by change-makers in the industry, who are fiercely passionate about their work and seek to empower and support families. 

In addition to running their private practices, their achievements have included: 


  • Written Cochrane reviews and NICE guidelines.
  • Published articles.  
  • Frequently mentioned in the media. 
  • Worked to develop the global WHO/UNICEF BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative.
  • Published authors.
  • International Speakers.
  • Leading campaigns such as the Makebirthbetter campaign.


“At Nannies Incorporated we need our maternity nurses to be the best in the industry. We are continuously impressed by their level of maternity and nanny training.”

Nannies Incorporated

“We highly recommend Babyem as a maternity nurse course provider. Those with a background in childcare wishing to train as a maternity nurse should enrol.”

Maternally Yours

“We are really impressed not only with the content of the Babyem course and all that it covers, but also the teaching style and the flow of the day. “

Eden Private Staff

“Our Nanny candidates have consistently given us great feedback about Babyem, which cover a comprehensive range of skills and subjects.”

Greycoat Lumleys


Jackie is a qualified Early Years Practitioner, Assessor, Trainer and Paediatric First Aid Instructor with over 25 years in the early years/care and education sectors. Jackie has managed a large nursery, after school clubs, and regularly consultants for Local Authorities.


DAVE JOHNSON Paediatric First Aid Trainer

Dave is an experienced First Aid Trainer/Assessor who has extensive experience delivering accredited Paediatric First Aid courses within the childcare sector as well as the voluntary, public and private sector. Dave is also a qualified and licensed Psychotherapist, specializing in child, adolescent and family therapy in schools and colleges as well as his London-based private practice.


EMMA WARD Play Therapist

Play is extremely beneficial in development for babies. As the owner of Little Explorers Sensory, which offers sensory play classes in London, Emma has been able to live her dream of teaching parents and carers how to play with their babies to ensure they are developing properly. After spending 6 years in Early Years teaching she loves hearing how the classes she teaches changes the way people at home play with their babies.


LISA PASCOULIS Paediatric First Aid Trainer

Lisa is a first aid instructor and assessor, with extensive experience coordinating first aid training for St Johns Ambulance as well as delivering courses for schools and within the corporate sector. Lisa is regularly cited in national newspapers as well as for the BBC and ITV.




Vanessa Christie is a registered Lactation Consultant, Registered Health Visitor, Registered Nurse (Children) and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She is the author of ‘The Baby Feeding Book’, and has worked with thousands of families over the last 16 years in a variety of settings including acute paediatric medical and surgical wards, neonatal intensive care and neonatal special care units, GP surgeries, children’s centres, schools, nurseries and private homes.



Babyem specialises in offering accredited childcare and postnatal maternity nurse training courses in the UK, internationally and also online. The Babyem team consists of over 20 antenatal and postnatal specialists ranging from Lactation Consultants to Early Years Educators. In addition to running Babyem, Emma works with organisations internationally as far afield as Nigeria and China to support them to develop their training, policies and procedures.


With a background in Children Services, Emma has speaks frequently at conferences and has written a number of best practice guidance documents for Local Authorities and Associations, including creating the British Association of Au Pair Agencies (BAPAA) childcare handbook.



There are many childcare courses available internationally. 


However, is all the information and advice they offer based on evidence?


You can feel confident that when training with Babyem you are receiving the best possible advice from leading specialists in the industry. 


Our extensive team of sleep coaches and expert contributors are change-makers in the industry, and in promoting gentle, holistic, responsive parenting.

Great news, we can’t wait to start working with you! All you need to do is click the sleep course you are interested in (above) which will take you to the course page, where you can then sign up!

If you have any other non-course-related queries regarding payment, tech, deadlines etc… then please contact the Babyem team and we can happily help you.

If you are completing a childcare course in order to register with Ofsted, we provide a full OFSTED package HERE.

Before signing up for this course, you are required to have:


A good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.


In order to complete the online courses, candidates are required to have the following in place:


Internet access and a working email address

Up to date internet browser such as Google Chrome/ Internet Explorer/Safari/Firefox.

Ability to hear audio/video via your computer

Use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying.


We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. 


We are so confident in the quality of our training that we know that we are providing you with the best training in the industry, supported by leading experts.


However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you join and within 14 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future. We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!

12 hour blended – Paediatric First Aid Training at a glance:


  • 1  day of e-learning, delivered via bite-sized online lessons in our training portal so you can fit your learning around a busy lifestyle (text, video, and quizzes to support all learning styles) PLUS one day of face-to-face training in London
  • Course delivered by professional and experienced First Aid Instructors, enabling you to feel confident in all emergency situations
  • Lifetime access to course materials, so you can refresh your knowledge and skills when needed
  • Your certificate is valid for 3 years
  • Free course manual 
  • Free course refreshments 


Course Cost: £98pp

  • It’s the only Au Pair Training Course worldwide that has been endorsed by the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and the British Association of Au Pair Agencies (BAPAA).
  • Led by a highly qualified childcare team
  • 6-hour interactive course based on real-life scenarios (not just theory) ensuring Au Pairs feel prepared and confident in their new role.
  • Delivered via bite-sized online lessons in our training portal so you can fit your learning around a busy lifestyle (text, video, and quizzes to support all learning styles)
  • Downloadable resources + bonus resources!


Cost: £70pp

Online Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training at a glance:

  • 6 core modules, delivered via bite-sized online lessons in our training portal so you can fit your learning around a busy lifestyle (text, video, and quizzes to support all learning styles)
  • Modules created by renowned industry specialists
  • Support through our experienced team, who have extensive childcare experience
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Option to complete accreditation at Level 3 through Open College Network

Course Cost: £120pp (+ £40 Optional registration fee to receive qualification with OCN)

For more information about the online common core skills course, please click HERE.