Becoming a Nanny
- What is a Nanny?
An Ofsted registered Nanny is someone aged 18 or over who cares for children from birth to 17 years of up to two families at any one time, wholly or mainly at the home of one of the children. A Nanny can be self-employed or employed by one or more family. Nannies do not have to register with Ofsted but may choose to register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register in order to:
- reassure parents that they are checked, insured and have had minimum training
- enable eligible parents to claim the Childcare Element of Working Families’ Tax Credit.
- How do I apply to go on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register
Visit the Ofsted website.
- What are the requirements for registration? Nannies on the Childcare Register must meet the requirements for registration set out by Ofsted in the Early Years and Childcare Registration Handbook. These include:
- a first aid qualification appropriate to the ages of the children being cared for which should be renewed every three years
- a qualification at a minimum level 2 in an area of work relevant to childcare, or training in the common core skills as set out by Ofsted
- Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check
- insurance for liability which may be incurred for death, injury, public liability, damage or other loss.
- Further information
If you are interested in becoming a Nanny or you have any queries please contact the Early Years team at: email@example.com