Thanks for the replies everyone and Tutu, I have a high level of qualifications, have spent 10 years working with children, 5 of which as a Foster Carer (2 years of which I was involved in a very high profile child protection case) and 5 running my own Parent and Toddler group before working in Childcare and have attained distinctions for every assignment I've submitted and I totally agree, children are to be cared for in the very best environments and I worked hard to gain my NVQ3 but does having the QFC level 3 make me any better to deal with the children in my care who are at the forefront of my practice every day ? Personally for me no, it wont, its a case of having to do the qualification to satisfy external sources.
My question was due to having a very good friend of mine who is an assessor for Care of the Elderly who has been telling me that the amount of work that I am completing seems to much as in her experience the assessor should be doing more during observations and as Feelina points out, there is more written work than a dissertation !
Having the years of experience that I have with children, working with some serious cases, being appointed positions of importance in the role I am in, in order to give care to not just the child but to the whole family as a holistic approach, I know only too well Tutu that children deserve the best and highest levels of care. But I'm not just someone off the street with no experience doing a level 3 and moaning about it, I've worked hard to get to where I am and was asking an honest question about the amounts of work involved.
Joodle, I am with you ! And Lynne, I too enjoy working with children, having spent the last 12 years almost doing it, and being a good parent and step-parent, its never going to be about the money ! Agree with you there Lynne !
Thanks for the replies again, onwards and upwards peeps