Ofsted Registration

The Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR) is made up of two parts, a compulsory and a voluntary part. Nannies are not required to join the compulsory part, but can join the voluntary part of this register (vOCR) which started in April 2007.

Nannies registered on the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register will need to meet certain requirements, like holding an appropriate first aid qualification, and have training in the common core skills which cover areas such as communication with children, young people and families, and hold public liability insurance.

Care registered with Ofsted is eligible to register for childcare vouchers, and for the childcare element of working tax credit – parents should check their eligibility with HMRC before making their arrangements.

Please contact us should you require further information or help in registering your nanny.