Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Registering your Nanny with Ofsted - Emma Dewey, Babyem

Why should nannies register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare register?

• Parents will be eligible for financial assistance with their childcare costs

• Parents will be able to redeem employer-supported vouchers against childcare costs

• Increases the nanny’s professional status through having a recognised childcare qualification

Who can register?

• Nannies who have a recognised childcare qualification(level 2/3) – this includes training such as the Common Core Skills & Knowledge course and a suitable PaediatricFirst Aid qualification.

• Any nanny who is caring for children aged 0-17 years in the home of the family for an ongoing period of at least 2 hours a day or less than two hours where the childcare provided is part of arrangements that start or end before or after normal school hours.

Who applies for registration?

The nanny must apply as a “Home Childcarer” . The process can take up to 12 weeks for approval.

Is there a charge for applying?

All applicants pay a non-refundable application fee. The application fee is £103 and includes the cost of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure. Each year an annual fee will also be charged to remain on the register. The annual fee is £103.

Choosing a recommended training agency

Babyem deliver a range of accredited First Aid, Childcare and Maternity courses and are widely recognised as leaders in the field. Babyem specialise in delivering courses for childcarers wanting to register with Ofsted, including the Common Core Skills and Knowledge Course and Paediatric First Aid.

Courses take place in Central London on a monthly basis.
The Common Core Skills Course can also be completed as a distance learning course.

For more information on Ofsted Registration and Childcare Training Courses please contact or visit: 

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