Ofsted Registration & Nanny Qualifications

Nannies are not required to hold any childcare qualifications, however nannies can register with the Ofsted Childcare Register

The Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirements introduced in September 2008 have set minimum standards for training and qualifications as a pre-condition for Ofsted registration, namely that:

  • Childminders must have attended a childcare training course within six months of registration and must hold a current paediatric first aid certificate at the point of registration.
  • In registered settings other than childminding settings, all supervisors and managers must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification (as defined by Ofsted) and half of all other staff must hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification.

 February 2020 - Ofsted is updating its online registration system to make the process easier for early years providers. Learn more by clicking here.

From 5th February 2020 Nannies were no longer able to use the application forms on Ofsted Online . Nannies will be able to access the replacement forms, along with guidance, on GOV.UK

If you have any questions about these arrangements please email Ofsted at [email protected]. Ofsted has also created a number of videos to demonstrate what its new site can do.

Ofsted registration for nannies

Nannies at present are not required by law to hold any childcare qualifications. However, if they wish to become part of the Voluntary Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR), they have the same requirements as a childminder. The only difference being is that they are caring for the child/ren in their own family home.

Voluntary Ofsted Childcare Register requirements

Tinies recommend that as the employer gets the tax benefit that the employer pays all or part of the costs towards a Nanny becoming registered.

More information is available on registering your nanny with Ofsted.

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