Childcare Programme - Ofsted

Ofsted childcare registration requirements

Nannies or also known as home childcare need to register on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register with OFSTED. To register you need the following:

  • Enhanced DBS check certificate

  • A minimum level 2 qualification in childcare or training in the common core skills

  • A first aid qualification suitable for the ages of the children you will look after

  •  A minimum level 2 qualification in childcare or training in the Common core skills.

Our services will support you to complete all the process for the voluntary part of the Childcare Register with OFSTED.


Who is it for?

Our childcare programme is mainly for those wanting to be a nanny to work on a daily or live-in arrangement, providing care for children on a shared or sole charge basis.


The nanny role:

As a nanny, you can look after children from 2 different families at the home of one of the families. Generally, a nanny performs nursery duties to include washing and ironing for the children only, keeping their bedrooms and play areas tidy, preparing home-cooked meals for the children and will also make sure that common areas such as the kitchen are kept clean and tidy.


A Nanny Housekeeper will do more as the title suggests, by including housekeeping as part of the role.

A live-in nanny work a flexible week to include early or late working and up to two nights a week babysitting with weekend care by arrangement or in lieu of time off during the week. Live-in nannies should be provided with adequate accommodation, not shared with the children and the accommodation should be available for the nanny to use on her days off not only during the hours she is on duty.

A daily nanny will work set hours on specific days each week, in line with the employment contract signed by both parties at the start of employment. Any additional hours should be paid for as extra hours and agreed to by both parties. Evening and weekend babysitting should also be agreed in advance and paid for on top of the basic rate.


Nany hire process:

There are no legal requirements of those wishing to work as a nanny unless they choose to join the voluntary element of the childcare register with OFSTED. To hire a nanny, parents usually check the authenticity of any qualifications presented, experience, identification check, an enhanced DBS check & written references with previous employers.


This course is delivered at our Tower Bridge Centre with attendance for classes being required two days a week only. We have two course dates available and these can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Our expert course tutor will guide you through the course and our centre is equipped with everything you need to be able to complete assignments and undertake independent study, including computers and laptops.


The fee for this course is £1,500.

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