Let's be Friends

Bullying, or the fear of bullying, is a major concern for children and their parents, and it can happen anywhere that children come together. 

It is abusive behaviour that damages the lives of those involved – whether they are being bullied, witnessing it or doing it. Everyone who works with children and young people has a responsibility to keep them safe and promote their welfare. This course has been designed to give an understanding of bullying behaviour and how it may be prevented.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to:

  • Learn the features of bullying behaviour and why it happens.
  • Understand the different forms of bullying and its effects on children.
  • Prevent and deal with bullying behaviour.

Key learning during this course includes understanding and explaining:

  1. The characteristics involved with bullying behaviour.
  2. The different forms of bullying that can take place.
  3. How to recognise and in turn protect children from bullying behaviour.
  4. The impact bullying behaviour can have on a child being bullied.
  5. How some children display bullying behaviour and how to approach this with a child in a childminding setting.
  6. How to work with the children (person bullying/being bullied) and parents/carers to challenge support or tackle bullying behaviour, without compromising your own values and beliefs.

Course outcomes:

When you have completed this course, your core knowledge and understanding will include:

  1. The importance of why comments should be directed at behaviour demonstrated by the child rather than at the child themselves.
  2. How to demonstrate empathy and understanding to children, including the language and expressions that might be used.
  3. How to recognise and manage personal feelings, such as a lack of confidence and feelings of inadequacy.



"All children will expect help to know who can help them; while those adults working with them will follow a consistent and effective approach in dealing with and preventing bullying from early years onwards."

Childminder comment

Funding your learning

SCMA is a Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA) Approved Provider. Funding will give eligible learners £200 to fully fund this Unit. 

Recognition of prior learning

If you have already completed some of the courses within  UNIT 4: Quality of Childcare Progression since April 2014, your prior learning will contribute towards the knowledge and learning aspect of the Work Based Unit.  

Return to unit

This course is part of the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway Unit 4