Frequently Asked Questions2023-11-02T09:35:50-07:00
If I don’t recertify after two years do I lose my CACHE certification?2023-11-02T10:31:25-07:00

No. Recertification is currently not obligatory in our industry, primarily because it remains unregulated. However, Nanny Stella Inc. strongly recommends that all professionals consider recertifying every two years as an essential step for their continued success and professional development. By investing in recertification, individuals can stay updated with the latest industry standards, enhance their skills, and ensure they provide the highest quality services to their clients. While it might not be mandatory, it is a proactive choice that can significantly contribute to one’s expertise and credibility in the field.

How long does it take for my certificate to be issued?2023-11-02T10:30:29-07:00

After reviewing the provided information to ensure all requirements have been met for re-certification, we will send you a payment link via email. Once the fee has been paid, Nanny Stella Inc. will request an updated certificate from CACHE. Upon issuance by CACHE, we will provide you with a digital copy of the certificate. Please note that a physical copy will also be sent to your address, but it may take up to 30 business days to arrive.

How long does it take for my new certificate to be issued?2023-11-02T10:29:26-07:00

After reviewing the provided information to ensure all requirements have been met for re-certification, we will send you a payment link via email. Once the fee has been paid, Nanny Stella Inc. will request an updated certificate from CACHE. Upon issuance by CACHE, we will provide you with a digital copy of the certificate. Please note that a physical copy will also be sent to your address, but it may take up to 30 business days to arrive.

How can I re-certify?2023-11-02T10:28:44-07:00

Please visit the re-certification page to submit the following :

  • Image or PDF file of the first issued CACHE certificate.
  • Provide an updated resume with new positions, there must be a minimum of 500 additional care hours documented every two years (500 of these hours need to be with babies under 12 weeks of age).
  • Minimum of 10 hours of continuing education related to newborns every two years (documentation required).
  • Submission of continued or updated First Aid/CPR training (online currently allowed if COVID-19 government restrictions prohibit in-person training in your area).
Is there a fee for re-certification?2023-11-02T10:26:59-07:00

Yes, the current fee is $129.

Where can I get more information?2023-11-02T10:25:38-07:00

Visit NewbornCareSolutions.com/cache-certification-program course or contact our support team by clicking here.

How is CACHE certification different from other ‘certifications’?2023-11-02T10:22:48-07:00

Certifications from various organizations can hold value (similar to completing any CPR course, which is better than having no knowledge). However, the certification awarded by an independent, widely recognized authority in the field carries the utmost professional validity. It signifies that the certified individual has truly and consistently attained mastery of the essential content for their profession.

Professional organizations, aimed at self-regulation and elevating industry standards, contribute significantly through networking and informal continuing education. Nevertheless, they lack the capacity for independent validation of vital knowledge and skills. This limitation arises because, by definition, they are not entirely independent entities.

Is this certification recognized elsewhere?2023-11-02T10:22:10-07:00

Absolutely! CACHE, established in 1945, holds a global reputation as the Gold Standard for childcare course certification. Recognized across numerous countries, this certification can significantly broaden your horizons and create numerous opportunities for you!

Do I have to be certified to work as an NCS?2023-11-02T10:21:44-07:00

No. There are currently no specific regulations in the United States for working as a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS). However, it’s important to note that different countries might have distinct requirements in this regard. It’s worth mentioning that several agencies and families are beginning to demand NCS certification as a prerequisite for applications.

How can I apply?2023-11-02T10:20:47-07:00

Please submit the following to NCSCACHE@gmail.com

  • Foundational Exam Certificate from Newborn Care Solutions dated AFTER 10/25/2018
  • A resume that reflects at least 2 years of experience working with infants (under 12 months of age) within the last 5 years (the equivalent of 40 hours a week, for 50 weeks a year), 2 years total within the previous 5 years, with babies under 12 months of age. You can have a gap–that isn’t the important part).
  • At least 3 verifiable infant references (can be submitted via the resume or separately) with contact information
  • Copy of current CPR and First Aid Card
  • Proof of ongoing infant-specific education in the childcare field (for example, doula training, lactation training, sleep training course, etc..)
  • US High School diploma or equivalent from your country
Is there a fee for certification?2023-11-02T10:19:51-07:00

Yes, the current fee is $199.

I have already taken the Foundational Course through Newborn Care Solutions®; can I apply right away?2023-11-02T10:19:25-07:00

Please visit NewbornCareSolutions.com and access your student portal. Watch the recently updated course material and successfully complete the revised exam. Due to stringent CACHE requirements, minor adjustments have been made to the course content, which the new program adheres to. For your login credentials, please get in touch with the Newborn Care Solutions® office. Additionally, ensure you have fulfilled other certification prerequisites, including the necessary verifiable hours, First Aid, CPR, and so on.

How Do I Get Certified?2023-11-02T10:18:20-07:00

To qualify to apply for certification through CACHE; students must submit the following items to NCSCACHE@gmail.com

Please do not submit your CACHE Certificate fee prior to completing these steps, and do not submit these materials to Nanny Stella, Inc.

  • Submit Foundational Exam Certificate from Newborn Care Solutions dated AFTER 10/25/2018.
  • Submit your Resume, and be sure that reflects at least 2 years of experience working with infants (under 12 months of age) within the last 5 years (the equivalent of 40 hours a week, for 50 weeks a year, or a minimum of 4,000 hours), 2 years total within the previous 5 years, with babies under 12 months of age (500 of these hours need to be with babies under 12 weeks of age). You can have a gap–that isn’t the important part).

 

Example of how your hours should be outlined in your resume:

Wilson Family, newborn Feb 2018-end of May 2018 (4 months, 688 hours)

Jones Family, newborn twins Dec 2017-start of Feb 2018 (2 months, 400 hours)

Smith Family, newborn and toddler June 2017-end of Nov 2017 (6 months, 1032 hours)

Madison Family, triplets, 6 weeks old Jan 2017-June 2017 (5 months, 2709 hours)

Total hours with a newborn(s) within the last 5 years: 4829

  • At least 3 verifiable infant references* (can be submitted via the resume or separate Word document) with contact information.
  • Copy of current CPR and First Aid Card.
  • Proof of ongoing infant-specific education in the childcare field (for example, doula training, lactation training, sleep training course, etc..) Acceptable proof of ongoing education can be:

  1. Certificate of Completion
  2. NOT Accepted – syllabus of class/course/conference agenda/receipt
  3. All submissions of ongoing education must be dated within the past three years.

  • US High School diploma or equivalent from your country.

 

* Please submit documents as a Word doc or pdf. Do not submit .pages

Once you complete these steps and receive your final approval, you will be provided with information to proceed with the CACHE steps.

Who Is CACHE?2023-11-02T10:30:46-07:00

 

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.

NCFE is an awarding organization recognized by the UK Department for Education and regulated by Ofqual, so you can be confident that the organization is committed to delivering the highest standard of qualifications and service to our learners.

As the educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning, NCFE combines over 170 years of experience with a network of expert collaborators to shape smarter solutions for learning needs.

The range of NCFE qualifications and customized programs in early years and childcare, education and training, social care, amongst other options, are designed to improve individuals’ lives and global career prospects.

On completion of a Customized Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customized Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

 

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