Applying for Ofsted

Nannyinsure is suitable public liability insurance that can be used in part of the criteria for registering as a nanny with Ofsted. This will allow employers to use childcare vouchers.

The Ofsted Childcare register is voluntary for childcare professionals who care for children in the child’s home, this includes nannies. Ofsted refers to this as a ‘Home Childcarer’.

Nannies and other Home Childcarers can register with Ofsted by either

  1. At the Government Gateway website
  2. Contact Ofsted directly for an information pack by calling 0300 123 1231 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications take up to 12 weeks for Ofsted to process.

See here for for Babyem's Guide to Becoming an Ofsted Registered Nanny.

The Ofsted Criteria for Nannies

  1. The Common Core Skills and Knowledge in Childcare

    Experienced nannies may not need to take this course and is more for new nannies with no formal training.
    Read more about nanny training courses.
  2. Paediatric First Aid Certificate

    Read more about available courses on our training pages.
  3. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

    Used to be known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) but was replaced by the DBS in 2012. This is a background check available through Ofsted directly or you can find out more about a training and DBS package from Babyem. The DBS needs to be updated every 3 years. A nanny can also sign up for the DBS Update Service within 10 days of receiving their disclosure for £13 per year. This allows nannies to always have an up to date DBS.
  4. Public Liability Insurance

    Policies are to cover the financial eventuality of incidents happening to the child or family and their property. The insurance is renewed annually.
    Read about our Nanny Public Liability Policy.

More from the Ofsted website on how to register. (opens in new window)


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