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.
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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
How to register on the childcare register
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 enroll in 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.