In April l994 the Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education combined the Council for Early Years Awards (CEYA) and the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). This merger formed a single authoritative body for making awards in Children's Care and Education. Cache offers various courses of training:

  1. The National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ's) in Childcare & Education.
  2. The Certificate in Childcare Education (CCE) l year course.
  3. Level 3 CACHE Diploma 2yr full time course.
  4. Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education (ADCE) l year full time course

Courses take place in local authority registered schools or colleges. There are two private training colleges, Chiltern and Norland.

Cache Mission Statement “The Council will strive throughout its work to enable professional workers in Childcare and Education to gain access to training and assessment in order that they provide the highest quality service to children and families. The council will also act as a focus for National Standards in Children's Care and Education”.


These courses are structured around the teachings of Maria Montessori directing children's natural activities so that they can learn spontaneously.

BTEC National Diploma in Caring Services: Nursery Nursing

This course is for the more academic Nanny allowing students to follow a variety of career paths.

Experienced Nannies

These Nannies will have had no formal training but will have worked as a Nanny in the private sector before registering with us. A Nanny with varied experience can be just as good as her counterpart.