Becoming a nanny

Find out how to register with Ofsted as a nanny, and what you will need to tell us about.

As a registered nanny, you can look after the children from 1 or 2 families at the same time. This will take place in one of those families’ homes.

If you register with Ofsted, your employers might be able to get Tax-Free Childcare.

Informing Ofsted

As a registered nanny, you must report to Ofsted any significant events affecting your childcare within 14 days.

Requirements and being inspected

If we inspect you we will check that you are following the requirements.

Making payments to Ofsted

You will need to maintain your Ofsted registration with an annual fee.

Updates to this page

Published 12 October 2021