About the Ofsted Childcare Register
**Please note that whilst we try to provide helpful information about Ofsted, we are not able to help with Ofsted registration.**
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 £105 per year plus £50-£60 for a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service; previously CRB (Criminial Records Bureau) and the nanny must also have insurance. 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).