Nannies and home carers are employed by parents to care for children in the family home. 

You can register to become a nanny on GOV.UK.

What’s involved 

A Nanny can live in or outside of the families home.

They are responsible for the sole care of the children. Other light duties may also be needed.

Register to be a Nanny

Nannies are not required to register with Ofsted but they can join the voluntary Ofsted register. Nannies that choose to register provide parents with reassurance that they have a clear:

What you’ll need

If you don’t have a level 3 qualification in childcare, you'll need to complete a:

  • level 3 OCN (Open College Network)
  • Common Core Skills training course, or 
  • alternative level 3 childcare qualification