Do Nannies have Ofsted registration?
There are no legal requirements for Nannies to be registered. It is up to you as a parent and employer to ensure you employ someone you are satisfied with and who will look after your children well. However, there is the facility for Nannies to register as ‘Home Childcarers’ through the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register. Using a Nanny registered in this way will enable you to claim the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit, if you are eligible. It will also enable you to use employer supported childcare vouchers that require you to use registered childcare.
Using a Nanny on the voluntary register will ensure that certain standards have been met concerning areas such as the welfare and safeguarding of children, how childcare is organised, health and safety, complaints procedures and information to parents. Nannies on the voluntary register must have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and are inspected to ensure they meet the standards. There is an annual registration fee for the voluntary part of the Childcare Register