Health and Safety in a Childminding Setting (Pilot of new resource)

Digital learning resource designed for Registered Childminders to enable them to meet Minimum Standards requirements and core training in health and safety. You need to register to undertake this course.

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Health and Safety in a Childminding Setting Digital Learning Resource has been updated and refreshed.

The Minimum Standards for Childminding and Day Care for children under Aged 12 (amended October 2018) require Childminders to have core training in Health and Safety. To enable Childminders to meet this requirement, the Northern Ireland Social Care Council in partnership with the Childcare Partnerships, NICMA, the Childminding Association and the HSCT Early Years Teams have updated and refreshed the content to create a web-based interactive digital resource which can be accessed free from multiple devices: laptops, desktops and mobile devices with internet access.

The content has been tailored specifically for Childminders who are caring for children in their own homes for use by Registered Childminders throughout Northern Ireland. It has been developed to provide Childminders with access to the learning content as and when they require and to undertake this core training at a pace that suits them.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing issues with renewing certificates dates as renewed certificates are showing the original certificate date. This issue will be resolved with the development of the new Learning Zone website (due to be launched in September 2022). In the meantime, please re-register with a different email/new address to access your renewal certificate. If you need more help with this issue, contact

Scroll down and click on "Open Adapt Module"  to access the resource.

NB: The resource works best when launched from Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safria web browsers.

Health and Safety in a Childminding Setting


You will need to register to use this resource. When completing registration - please include your name and surname. This will ensure that your certificate (which you will receive once you have successfully completed the course) has your full name on it. 

Remember to download and save or print your certificate when you complete the assessment. This will not be saved within the resource.

Click here to access a quick guide to downloading and saving your certificate including how to access from your account.

If you need any help/support using this resource, please contact the Social Care Council

Click here to provide feedback.

Republished 13/05/21

Open Adapt Module