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 they should have the same requirements as a childminder and have Common Core Competencies.
In order to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register and/or to comply with Ofsted requirements child-carers are required to undertake Common Core of Skills and Knowledge Training. Ofsted offer this training for prospective training on a monthly basis in the UK. Click here for course information and dates.
The Children’s Workforce and Development Council agreed a Common Core of basic skills and knowledge that everyone working with children and young people is expected to have. They are:
Ofsted Childcare Register Requirements make training in these core skills necessary for registering on the voluntary part of the childcare register. Unlike Childminders, nannies do not have to register with Ofsted but can choose to go on the voluntary part of the Ofsted childcare register.
Registration with Ofsted (Compulsory or Voluntary) then allows eligibility to claim childcare vouchers, working tax credit or tax free childcare to help with childcare costs.
A nanny is a person who is employed to care for a child in the employers own home, this is a private employment arrangement.
To find out more, get in touch with Jill Shaw, Childcare Coordinator
Tel +357 9961 8672