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Childminder and Nanny Licence

If you want to be paid to look after children under 8, you will need a Childminder and Nanny Licence. To do this, you will need to register with Ofsted or a childminder agency.

LICENCE Name

Childminder and Nanny Licence

AUTHORITY

Ofsted

TIME TO GET LICENCED 12 weeks
COST £100.00
VALID FOR 1 year
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years, right to work in UK
QUALIFICATION(S) NEEDED Paediatric First Aid Level 3 Certificate
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

Pass Paediatric First Aid Level 3 training course

Cost: £80.00
2

Prepare pre-application documentation

UK criminal record certificate
Public liability insurance
Contact details for 2 references
3

Register with Ofsted

Cost: £30.00 - £100.00
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What is the childminder and nanny licence?

While technically not a licence, it is a legal requirement to register with Ofsted or with a childminder agency if you want to enter a profession as a childminder or a nanny and get paid to look after children under 8.

Those looking to enter a profession as a childminder or a nanny will also need to have passed the Paediatric First Aid Level 3 training course.

Which register should you join?

There are 2 registers that you can join if you wish to enter a profession as a childminder or a nanny, the Early Years Register and the Childcare Register. Which register you join depends on the age of the children you are looking after, and if you are registering as a childminder or a nanny.

How to register on the early years register

Early years registrations applications must be made via Ofsted. Information on how to register on the early years register can be found on the Official UK Government Website.

Applicants will also need to have passed the Paediatric First Aid Level 3 training course.

NOTE - Nannies cannot join the Early Years Register.

How to register on the childcare register

Childcare registrations applications must be made via Ofsted. Information on how to register on the childcare register can be found on the Official UK Government Website.

Applicants will also need to have passed the Paediatric First Aid Level 3 training course.

How much does registering cost?

How much it will cost you to register as a childminder or a nanny depends on which register you choose to sign. Those looking to register should also note that as well as registering fee, you will also need to pay an annual registration fee to Ofsted.

Payment for criminal record checks and insurance should also be considered. This also includes training costs to enrol on the Paediatric First Aid Level 3 training course

What Is the Paediatric First Aid Level 3 Course?

The 1-day Paediatric First Aid Level 3 course leads to the nationally accredited Level 3 Award and follows the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. This qualification provides learners with the first aid skills they require to enter into the children’s workforce or work in an environment with children, whether that be as a childminder or as a nanny.

NOTE – It is a mandatory requirement that anyone looking to register as a childminder or a nanny has to have completed Paediatric First Aid Level 3 Course.

FAQs

There are 2 registers in total - the Early Years Register and the Childcare Register. Which register you join depends on the age of the children you are looking after, and if you are registering as a childminder or a nanny
No. You cannot register if you are under 18 years of age.
No. You cannot register if you have been refused registration in the past or had your registration cancelled. However, there are expectations, including unless it was because you did not pay your annual fee.
No. There are some expectations where a childminder and nanny licence are not required. This includes if you are a tutor, a babysitter, and if you are a family friend that looks after the child less than 2 hours a day.
No, it is a mandatory requirement that applicants need to have passed Paediatric First Aid Level 3 training before registering.