Become a childminder or nanny (England)

Register as a nanny

You can register with Ofsted as a nanny or au pair to look after children in their own home.

A nanny can look after children from one or two families at the same time. If you want to look after children from more than 2 families at the same time you’ll need to register as a childminder.

You will need:

If you have lived abroad in the last 5 years, you need certificates of good conduct from the embassies.

How much it costs

It costs £103 to register with Ofsted.

Find out about other costs.

How long it takes

It should take you about 15 minutes to fill in the form.

It usually takes up to 12 weeks to process your application.

Register as a nanny