CACHE is a UK based organization that was established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). The board set the syllabus for the first national examination which took place in 1947. In 1994, the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. In 2001 they incorporated the National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare and in 2015 they became part of NCFE.

A CACHE Endorsed Learning Programme is designed to give formal recognition to an organization’s courses, such as programs designed to enable professional development. On completion of this Endorsed Learning Programme, learners will receive a certificate of achievement from CACHE, as well as a joint certificate of completion from and Nanny Stella, Inc.

Foundation Practice for Nannies consists of one course with 13 lessons. Each lesson is lead by award-winning nanny and recognized industry expert Michelle LaRowe, and has an introductory video, course content, resources and a quiz. Once all lesson quizzes are completed, students can access the final exam.

The cost of this CACHE Endorsed Learning Program includes registration with CACHE, access to all coursework, resources, quizzes and exams, and upon successful course completion, certificates from Nanny Stella, Inc., and CACHE. All learners will registered with and managed by Nanny Stella., Inc as the CACHE-Approved Learning Centre. Any complaints or appeals will be handled directly by Nanny Stella, Inc., as the CACHE-Approved Learning Centre.

Throughout the course and in the resources section of each lesson, text that appears pink indicates a link to an outside website where content was referenced from. These resources are provided for you to further your learning experience.

When progressing through the course, you must mark each lesson complete to continue to the next lesson. Lessons must be completed in order. Upon completing each lesson, you will return to the lesson overview page. You will find the link to the lesson quiz at bottom of the page.

You can retake quizzes until you have mastered the content in each lesson, however you may only take the final exam one time. A passing score of at least 75% on the final exam is required to earn your certificate.

Once you have registered with Nanny Stella, Inc., you will receive a coupon code that you will use to access this course in your confirmation email. You will need this coupon code to purchase this course at no cost on During the check out process, simply enter your unique coupon code to reduce the course cost to zero. Once you have purchased the course, simply log back into the site and visit the course page to access the content and begin the Foundation Practice for Nannies course.


Course Content

Basic Child Safety

Learn the basic safety information all in-home childcare providers need to know to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries and safety incidents to the children in their care.

Children’s Health

Gain a better understanding of children’s health to help keep the children healthy, prevent the spread of illness and effectively care for mildly ill children.

Nutrition and the Young Child

Discover how you can best meet the nutritional needs of the children in your care through appropriate food choices and preparation.

Emergency Readiness

Prepare for a variety of emergencies that can occur when caring for children. This course is designed to supplement your formal first aid and CPR training.

The Physical Development of Children

Learn about the typical physical development of children and how you can help to ensure that the children in your care reach their full developmental potential.

The Cognitive Development of Children

Gain a deeper understanding of cognitive development and how you can best support the cognitive growth of the children in your care.

Social and Emotional Development in Children

Learn the fundamentals of social and emotional development and strategies you can use to develop a positive and influential relationship with the children in your care.

Language and Literacy Development in Children

Discover the important role you play in the language and literacy development of the children you care for and the tools and resources you can use to foster positive language and literacy development.

Creating Environments That Encourage Learning

Learn the practical steps you can take to create an environment conducive to learning while caring for children in private homes.

The Importance of Routines in Childhood

Discover why routines are important and how you can develop meaningful daily routines that will benefit the children in your care.

Discipline in Nanny Care

Learn how to set age and developmentally appropriate behavioral expectations and discover strategies you can use to help the children in your care live up to them.

Special Situations and Professionalism

Prepare to encounter some of the special situations you may face as a nanny and learn how to successfully navigate them when working in your employer’s home.


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Important Update:

Due to changes made by CACHE, if you purchased your Foundation Practice for Nannies course PRIOR to August 18, 2018, you must complete your course prior to July 1, 2019, as we must request your CACHE certificate not later than July 26, 2019.

For all courses purchased after August 18, 2018, you must complete your course within 1 year of the date of purchase.