NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (EYE)

QRN: 601/5636/3

NCFE CACHE has worked collaboratively with Crossfields Institute to develop this specialist Early Years qualification.

This qualification is available for learners aged 18+ in England only.

The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to become an EYE qualified holistic early years practitioner, and includes classroom based and placement hours. This qualification prepares learners to use a Steiner Waldorf and Pikler approach to baby and early child education and care, appropriate to holistic and mainstream settings.

Learners completing this qualification may proceed directly to work in an early years setting, for example in the role of an early years educator, adult and child group leader, or childminder and carer of children under 3 years, in a Steiner Waldorf or mainstream setting. Learners can also progress to the NCFE CACHE Level 4 Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (EYE) (VRQ).

This qualification has been built to meet the criteria for Early Years Educators required by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) which were developed in response to the Department for Education and NCTL’s More Great Childcare report.’

Registrations are now open:

Learners interested in studying this qualification should contact Emerson College, East Sussex +44 (0)1342 822 238; +44 (0)1342 826 055 or email

If you are a centre interested in delivering this qualification, please contact Crossfields Institute on 01453 808 118 or

The qualification specification is available here.