Ofsted Registration for Nannies

home organisers Nannies who would like to become registered with Ofsted can join the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR), however Nannies are not required to be registered on the Ofsted Childcare Register. Registration is entirely voluntary.

  • it costs £103 to register and you need to pay this fee annually
  • an enhanced check with barred lists from DBS
  • a minimum level 2 qualification in childcare or training in the common core skills (pdf)
  • a first aid qualification suitable for the ages of the children you will look after
  • If you live with the family you are a nanny for, you will need to make sure to select ‘yes’ on question x66 of your DBS application to say you are going to be working in a home-based role.
  • when you start looking after children you’ll need to have public liability insurance.

Parents who employ an Ofsted registered nanny can receive some financial contributions towards their childcare costs. There are two types of financial support available:

If the parent requests that the nanny is Ofsted registered, and especially if it brings a positive financial benefit to the parents, it is increasingly common that the parents pay either partially or in full for Ofsted registration. If the parent does pay for the registration it is considered a benefit in kind and needs to be declared as such.