Becoming an Ofsted Registered Nanny: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you’re aspiring to become an Ofsted registered nanny, here are five essential steps to guide you through the process:
Step 1: Obtain an Enhanced DBS Check
As an individual, you can’t directly apply for an Enhanced DBS check. Only organizations are authorized to request these checks for eligible positions. If you’re a self-employed individual seeking one, your eligibility depends on your sector and criteria. You can typically obtain it through your Local Authority or the governing body of your industry.
Step 2: Complete Paediatric First Aid Training
To qualify as an Ofsted registered nanny, you must complete a Paediatric First Aid training course that fulfills Ofsted’s requirements for inclusion on the voluntary childcare register.
Step 3: Undertake Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training
As part of the registration process, nannies must successfully complete a course that covers the Common Core Skills and Knowledge. This training is a lifelong asset.
Step 4: Secure Public Liability Insurance
For peace of mind and compliance, we recommend Nanny Insure, a provider offering comprehensive insurance policies tailored specifically for nannies.
Step 5: Register with Ofsted as a Nanny or Au Pair
Once you’ve fulfilled the initial four steps, you can proceed to register with Ofsted as a nanny or au pair, enabling you to care for children in their own homes. This final registration step involves a fee of £103. For more detailed information, please visit the government website linked below.
By following these five steps, you can embark on a rewarding career as an Ofsted registered nanny, providing quality childcare services in a trusted and certified capacity.