About the Ofsted Childcare Register
Parents who employ an Ofsted registered nanny may be able to receive some financial contributions towards their childcare costs. There are two types of financial support available: employer-supported childcare vouchers and working tax credits.
Ofsted registration is valid for 12 months and costs £103 per year, which includes the cost of an enhanced CRB disclosure. In order to continue being registered, a nanny will need to renew their registration annually.
There is no direct equivalent to the Ofsted register available in Scotland. Parents must employ a nanny through a nanny or childcare agency registered with the Care Inspectorate in Scotland. In Wales, nannies can register with the Voluntary Approval Scheme operated by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).