View Full Version : 2010 do we need a degree?

01-05-2008, 07:39 PM
I have read somewhere that by 2010 all childminders need a degree or are enrolled to do one, have i gone mad or have i actually read this? plus do we need to do a degree in early years? I am doing the diploma at the moment but am not sure that i really have the time to do a degree.

any ideas because am very lost!!!! (doesnt take much though:laughing: )



01-05-2008, 07:46 PM
This is what the eyfs says about qualifications...


This is what you may have heard about... half way down in the ncma are campaigning for bit...



01-05-2008, 08:05 PM
I was told it was a level 3 qualification - so the DHC/NVQ would suffice.

Degree???? piff - we are all bleedin masters!!!!:D

01-05-2008, 08:19 PM
thankgod for that:clapping: , i dont have enough time to do my diploma let alone a degree, i was sure i read it somewhere but i must have got confused! thanks guys, xxxxx:clapping:

01-05-2008, 08:31 PM
If that's the case I'll be giving it all up by 2010. I don't have any free time for family life as it is :angry:

02-05-2008, 08:51 AM
I know what you mean bubbly

Angel xx

02-05-2008, 08:56 AM
I'm seriously thinking of jacking my NVQ 3 in before I've even started never mind a Degree:eek:

02-05-2008, 08:59 AM
Right..think I know where you got the degree bit from...basically it's because we work alone...technically that should mean we are classed as managers...hence by 2010 we should have degrees...though this was moved to 2015 (basically it started as level 3 for managers then they moved the goal posts)!:rolleyes: However as childminder a level 3 is what actually applies! It's the same with food hygiene...technically because we are'nt supervised we should have an intermediate certificate, but actually the foundation certificate is applicable!:rolleyes: Hope I've made sense!:)

Cammie Doodle
02-05-2008, 09:05 AM
Mmm so Blaze does that mean my retirement date has now moved from 2010 to 2015 :laughing:


02-05-2008, 09:08 AM
You shouldn't have a retirement date yet as as things stand only a level three by 2010 is applicable!:thumbsup: :D

02-05-2008, 09:19 AM
Mmm so Blaze does that mean my retirement date has now moved from 2010 to 2015 :laughing:


Don't be silly! We can't retire until we're 75! No pension!! :rolleyes: :laughing:

Cammie Doodle
02-05-2008, 09:44 AM
I will live off Hubby's lol . Oh well I have my NVQ 3 so I wont be able to retire yet :(

03-05-2008, 10:53 AM
OMG!!! :) a degree, i don't have time to myself at the mo as it is!!! :)