Child day care qualification: New course starts in September

A new course to qualify as a child day care worker - childminder - of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district will start in September 2021. The course will be run by the district adult education center. The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg calls on all interested parties to register for the qualification by August 24, 2021 .

Once again, the basic qualification is based on the "Competence-oriented Qualification Manual for Child Day Care" (QHB), commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and developed by the German Youth Institute. It comprises 300 teaching units, divided into a preparatory phase with 160 teaching units and an accompanying phase with 140 teaching units. In the first phase, all the skills necessary for working as a daycare worker are taught. The second phase expands and deepens the existing competencies.

Linking theory and practice is a central component of the qualification. At an early stage, participants are given the opportunity to personally experience the demands of the field through internships at daycare centers and with experienced daycare providers. In addition, the future daycare mothers and fathers are trained in various areas of early childhood education, in relationship building and in establishing an educational partnership with parents. Other components of the training include the structure of a child day care as well as the legal and fiscal aspects and participation in a first aid course on the child or in an infection protection instruction.

Registrations are accepted by the district's specialist child day care advisor, Ms. Monika Padberg-Koert, tel. 06451 743-781, e-mail, and Ms. Rebekka Steuber, tel. 05631 954-545, e-mail There you will also find further information about the qualification as a child day care worker.