What are the advances of registering with OFSTED?

  • It increases the nanny’s professional status
  • Parents can redeem employer-supported vouchers against childcare costs or
  • Parents who want to claim childcare vouchers or take advantage of the government’s Tax Free Childcare Scheme need to employ a nanny who is registered with the OFSTED Childcare Register (OCR) or equivalent registers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


The Registration process:

To register with OFSTED, candidates must first set up a Government Gateway Account, which is used to securely register online government services.

Once an account has been created, candidates will be able to log in to the OFSTED Online Portal, to complete the CR1 online application form. Registering with OFSTED costs £103 a year.



The address history on your DBS Check MUST match that on your Ofsted CR1 application form. If it doesn’t, your application may be rejected.

The Process is pretty simple and can be completed in 4 steps:

  1. Gain a DBS check
  2. Undertake an appropriate paediatric first aid qualification
  3. Undertake a Common Skills and Knowledge Qualification – or hold a suitable alternative childcare qualification to prove competence in common skills and knowledge.
  4. Obtain Public Liability Insurance


  1. Enhanced DBS check:

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB check, is aimed at preventing unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups such as children.

There are plenty of places online where you can get these arranged quickly and efficiently for you. Make sure you apply for an employee DBS – many online places only offer them for employers. https://crb-online.org.uk/, https://www.personnelchecks.co.uk/dbs-crb-checks/individuals/

You will need to be resident in the UK

You will need to provide at least 3 different forms of ID: ideally a passport, driving licence, UK birth certificate or adoption certificate, plus proof of address. All the details are available online.


   2.Paediatric First Aid qualification (£80)


Please visit our website https://www.trainingfornannies.com/ofsted-blended-first-aid-for-nannies-and-child-carers/


  1. Common Core Skills and Knowledge Qualification (£80) 


Please visit https://www.trainingfornannies.com/ofsted-common-core-skills-and-knowledge/


  1. Obtain Public Liability Insurance (£65/year)

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The registration process takes approximately 12 weeks.