Registering with us

To register with us, send us your CV by clicking on the Job Enquiry Form and fill out the form and attach your CV. And if you have already registered your CV, please ensure you update your information regularly. Once you have sent us your CV, a consultant will call to discuss your CV with you and arrange a meeting with you.
You will be required to bring along a number of documents, certificates, ID and contact details. Your consultant will run through your career to date and get contact details of your previous employers, so that we can check references.

The interview is also a chance for you to tell us what you want from your next role. This will help us place you with the family or nursery school that best fits your requirement. You will also be required to complete a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check either before the interview or at a later time.
Once your registration and interview is done, your consultant will run possible job roles with you and can arrange to email you any roles that suits. Alternatively, you can browse our website for vacancies advertised.
How we work with you

Our Childcare team/consultants are there to help you at every stage of the recruitment process. If you have any enquiries or concern, please call the office to speak to your consultant.
When you have been placed in a job, your consultant will keep in touch to know how you are settling in. And help with any problems.

Registering With Ofsted.

You can apply to be on Ofsted Childcare Register which can take up to 12 weeks before it can be approved. If you get a job with a family that will want to redeem a childcare voucher for their childcare cost, then it will be necessary for you to be registered as vouchers can only be redeemed to a registered person. During the registration period it may be feasible to claim backdated vouchers; however the parent would need to contact the voucher scheme company or Tax Credit office to seek additional information as this is not always the case.

Most parents in this category (using vouchers) will need to see your registration certificate, so it is best the nanny Has it handy.

How Much does it cost to apply
There is a non refundable application fee to be paid by all applicants. The application fee (as at November 2008) is £103, which includes the cost of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure. An annual fee is charged each year to remain on the register, which is set by the Government. The annual fee (as at November 2008) is £103. For up to date information, please check the OFSTED website at

The Application fee includes
• includes the CRB and verification service operated by the Post Office
• Public Liability Insurance – ranges between £70 – £90
• 12 hour Pediatric First Aid – Approx £120 (unless the nanny already holds a valid certificate)
• ICP Course – approx £220 (if the nanny requires childcare training – this should be verified with OFSTED)
If the registration is for the Parent to be able to claim its voucher and tax credits, then it is the responsibility of the nanny to negotiate with the parent on meeting some part of the cost.

How to apply
The application can be done online, and must be done by the nanny herself. To do it online, visit, or by telephone 08456 404045, or request a form to complete in writing. Ofsted will write to the nanny to let him/her know that they have received the application. The letter will include details on how to:

• Obtain an enhanced CRB disclosure through Ofsted (unless the nanny already holds a disclosure carried out by Ofsted within the past three years)
• Get identity, the first aid qualification, insurance documentation and any other information Ofsted require checked. (Documentation is checked at the local post office)
Then include or Pay the non-refundable application fee and provide any other information necessary or required by OFSTED

Deciding Nanny’s Suitability
Ofsted will assess the nanny’s suitability by considering the information on the application form and CRB disclosure. Sometimes, Ofsted may require to interview the nanny in some cases . If the nanny has lived abroad in the past three years they should tell Ofsted of the countries they have lived in on the application form. The CRB has reciprocal arrangements with some countries that allow them to check on criminal history. Where there is no such arrangement, Ofsted will normally require the nanny to provide some extra evidence of suitability – this may include:

• A certificate of good conduct from the embassy of the country, in which the nanny lived, accompanied where necessary by a certified translation into English
• A reference from someone of standing in the country, in which the nanny lived, such as a doctor or lawyer
• Evidence to support any work permit
• References from past employers

Ofsted will contact the nanny if they need additional evidence. If the nanny is unable to supply sufficient evidence, Ofsted may have to refuse the nanny’s registration. Please note this may delay the process.

What qualifications does the nanny have to have?
This is not altogether clear from the information provided by OFSTED. It is therefore best for the nanny to call OFSTED and verify with them that her qualifications or experience are enough. If not, then the nanny will need to undergo training.

It is important to know that Ofsted can decide to refuse a nanny’s registration if she has been disqualified or lives with someone who has been disqualified, found unsuitable to be a childcarer, fails to pay the fee or does not agree to the requirements of the register. So it is important that the nanny fills in the form as accurate as possible to avoid delays in making decisions

If Ofsted refuses an application they will first write to the nanny and let him/her know of their intention. The nanny does have a right to object to the refusal and details of how to do this are usually enclosed with the letter.

If the nanny is refused registration parents will not be able to redeem part of the nanny’s salary against any employer-assisted voucher scheme or working tax credits.

However, A nanny can decide to withdraw their application at any time during the registration process up to the granting or refusing of registration but the application fee is not refundable. The nanny must inform Ofsted in writing if he/she decides to stop the registration process. If the nanny does not tell Ofsted that he/she wants to withdraw their application then Ofsted will continue the process and may have to refuse the nanny’s application for registration. Refusal of registration is a serious step which disqualifies the nanny from providing childcare in the future.

After registration?
A certificate is Issued once the nanny has been granted registration. This is a proof that the nanny is registered on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register and must show the certificate to parents on request. A replacement is available at a cost if the nanny looses the certificate.

Once registered, Ofsted may inspect the nanny at any time and will always inspect if a complaint is received about the childcare provision that relates to the requirements of registration or any conditions that may have been imposed on the registration. Ofsted will always seek permission from parents to enter the premises.

Following any inspection the nanny will either receive a letter confirming that he/she is meeting the requirements for registration or a letter detailing what must be done in order to remain registered.

Getting a Nanny insurance

There are two policies to choose from:

£3,000,000 Limit of Indemnity for an annual premium of £70 (including Insurance Premium Tax)
£5,000,000 Limit of Indemnity for an annual premium of £90 (including Insurance Premium Tax)

For Further information contact Nannyinsure on 0845 226 7329 or visit