Suitable for anyone considering a career as a professional childminder or nanny, this full-colour easy-to-use book contains practical advice to help you get registered and started. It also contains information on what you need to know for unit 1 of the Diploma in Home-based Childcare. * Packed with real-life examples and case-studies to set theory in context. * Covers all the major theorists and theories covered in early years courses, so it's an ideal resource for students at level 3 and above. * Provides hints on where students can find out more information, encouraging further reading outside lessons.