The Stress-Free Way To Become An Ofsted Registered Nanny.


The steps to becoming an Ofsted registered Nanny can feel overwhelming.


If you feel like you have wasted enough time trying to figure it out on your own, you’ve come to the right place because we make registering with Ofsted quick and easy…


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The Babyem Ofsted package consists of interactive and convenient training and support for Nannies and childcare professionals who want to register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted childcare register.

We train Nannies every week and have extensive experience supporting Nannies and other childcare providers to register with Ofsted, so you’re in safe hands with us.

In order to become an Ofsted registered Nanny, you are required to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register (VOCR). Nannies are required to undertake a course that addresses the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge as well as an Ofsted compliant Paediatric First Aid course. This page outlines how to become an ‘Ofsted Registered Nanny’.

The Ofsted Registration Preparation package is NOT suitable for you if you have already completed any of the steps.

In order to become Ofsted registered, Nannies (and other home-based childcarers) are required to complete a DBS check (formerly CRB checks). These checks are geared towards preventing unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups such as children. Nannies are required to complete the DBS update service before completing the Ofsted application.

Your DBS check can be completed through Babyem. We handle the process from start to finish, removing the hassle of handling any of the paperwork. Checks usually come back in 4- 6 weeks and as soon as we receive clearance we contact you by email. 

You will need bring your ID on the same day as your First Aid training course in central London for your convenience.

To become an Ofsted registered Nanny, you will need to complete a DBS Check and provide the following identification:

  • Photo ID (Passport/Biometric Residence permit/Driving License)
  • Proof of Address (Utility Bills/Bank Statement)

We no longer complete a DBS check on its own.

We recommend considering the Ofsted registration package if you have all 4 steps to complete. This will make the process simpler and easier for you.

To become Ofsted registered, Nannies are required to complete a course that covers the Common Core Skills (or hold a level 2 childcare qualification). Babyem has created a unique course specifically for Nannies that covers the 6 common core skills (Communicating with children and young people, child development, safeguarding children, supporting transitions, multi-agency team working and information sharing).


The Babyem Common Core Skills is accredited at level 3 through Open College Network, providing Nannies registering with Ofsted with an official childcare qualification often required by agencies and childcare settings.


The Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training is delivered through distance learning in the comfort of your own home. For more information about the course, please click HERE.


Distance Learning £120


Costs: This course costs £120. Candidates can choose to pay the additional £40 to complete the OCN London qualification.

In order to become an Ofsted registered Nanny candidates are required to complete a Paediatric First Course that covers all the necessary requirements for registration on the Ofsted voluntary childcare register.

Babyem provides a 12 hour blended learning Ofsted compliant Paediatric First Aid course (e-learning test + a 6 hr face-to-face practical training session) suitable for childcarers registering on both parts of the Ofsted childcare register. The Paediatric First Aid Course takes place on Sundays on a fortnightly basis in Central London.

Paediatric First Aid Course Structure:

Stage 1: E-Learning (6 hours)

The 6-hour E-learning course, to be completed before the classroom session, will provide the foundational knowledge and skills for Paediatric first aid. Candidates have one month to complete the assessment.

Stage 2: Classroom Learning (6 hours)

Our specialist trainers guide learners through the following life-saving techniques, practical exercises and theory that was presented in the E-learning module.

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid Course £98

E-Learning + One Day Practical in London

Public liability Insurance (PLI) helps to protect professional Nannies should anything happen to the children whilst they are in their care. It also protects the relationship between you and your employer. It is a pre-requisite of registration on Voluntary Ofsted Registration and is required by most nanny agencies.

Babyem works in partnership with Nanny Insure, who provide a comprehensive insurance policy specially designed for Nannies. When booking the Common Core Skills & Knowledge training or Paediatric First Aid through Babyem, candidates receive one month free when booking their Public Liability Insurance through Nanny Insure.

Receive one month free with Nanny Insure if you book through Babyem!

Babyem has created an unofficial step-by-step guide on how to complete the CR1 registration form as a Nanny registering on the voluntary part of the childcare register.

Introducing the time & stress saving…Ofsted Registered Preparation Package.


Whether you’re a nanny, au pair, or after school worker supporting families, we provide you with all the support, skills and guidance you need to successfully register with Ofsted.


Nannies who are caring for younger children, and are looking to develop their knowledge of effective communication and engagement with children and their families; child and young person development; safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child or young person; supporting transitions; multi-agency and integrated working, and information sharing.


Au pairs who are caring for children and young people who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills to engage appropriately with children and their families, as well as knowing when and how to safeguard children and young people appropriately. This common core skills course is suitable if your host family is looking for you to register on the voluntary of part of the childcare register with Ofsted.


After school workers who are looking for an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of integrated multi-agency working and information sharing, and effective communication skills for working with children and young people. This common core skills course is suitable if you are looking to register on the voluntary of part of the childcare register with Ofsted.


Playworkers and other professionals who are looking for a well-rounded foundation training of skills and knowledge for working with children and young people. This common core skills course is suitable if your setting is requiring you to register on the voluntary of part of the childcare register with Ofsted.

“I loved how easy it was to register with Ofsted using Babyem.  Everything I needed was all in one place”


Emma Monroe, Nanny


The Ofsted package provides the services needed in order to register with Ofsted. It DOES NOT include the fee to complete the Ofsted CR1 form with Ofsted.

This can be completed in your own time and includes, videos, quizzes and text.

Includes 1 day online learning and 1 day practical in London.

Including a step by step process to make sure you have everything needed.

You receive 1 month free through our partner agency Nanny Insure. Please note this is booked separately and is an additional cost of £70


“At Nannies Incorporated we need our maternity nurses to be the best in the industry. We are continuously impressed by their level of maternity and nanny training.”

Nannies Incorporated

“We highly recommend Babyem as a maternity nurse course provider. Those with a background in childcare wishing to train as a maternity nurse should enrol.”

Maternally Yours

“We are really impressed not only with the content of the Babyem course and all that it covers, but also the teaching style and the flow of the day. “

Eden Private Staff

“Our Nanny candidates have consistently given us great feedback about Babyem, which cover a comprehensive range of skills and subjects.”

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Nannies are not required to register with Ofsted. However, you can choose to register with Ofsted voluntarily. This means that parents may be able to get help with childcare costs.  You need to register on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register.

Registering with Ofsted currently costs £103, which is an annual payment. You can apply online to be Ofsted registered. When you book your Ofsted package with Babyem we take you step by step through everything you need to do and when.

When registering with Ofsted as a Nanny this takes approximately 12 weeks. These guidelines are advertised by Ofsted.

Ofsted now requires all applications to be completed online.

The Nanny doesn’t have to be working with a family at the point of submitting the application. In the section for the employer’s details please add your own address and this should allow you to submit your application. Ofsted will then need to be made aware of any address changes when you start to work for a family.

Yes, please update Ofsted with any changes i.e. change of employer and addresses.

Yes, the CR1 application allows you to add more than one address.

No, Ofsted used to cover the cost of police checks, however, candidates are now required to cover the cost.

You must inform us during the ID check if you are living and working at the same address. 

Childminders are required to register on the compulsory part of the Ofsted childcare register. We recommend that you first contact your local childminding coordinator through your local authority who will confirm all the steps required for your borough. Services that are normally required include: 

  • a childcare qualification approved by your local council.
  • a paediatric first aid course. (Babyem provide this)
  • training in safeguarding children.
  • training in food hygiene.
  • DBS check (Babyem provide this)


Jackie is a qualified Early Years Practitioner, Assessor, Trainer and Paediatric First Aid Instructor with over 25 years in the early years/care and education sectors. Jackie has managed a large nursery, after school clubs, and regularly consultants for Local Authorities.



Tracey has been working in childcare training for over 20 years, working in the voluntary, public and private sector, delivering short courses as well as qualifications. As a previous expert panellist member for the awarding body CACHE, and current subject matter expert for Highfield, Tracey has considerable experience writing national course curriculum. Tracey is also a qualified Paediatric First Aid trainer and has delivered many courses to Local Authorities, Schools and Childcare establishments across the country.


DAVE JOHNSON Paediatric First Aid Trainer

Dave is an experienced First Aid Trainer/Assessor who has extensive experience delivering accredited Paediatric First Aid courses within the childcare sector as well as the voluntary, public and private sector. Dave is also a qualified and licensed Psychotherapist, specializing in child, adolescent and family therapy in schools and colleges as well as his London-based private practice.


LISA PASCOULIS Paediatric First Aid Trainer

Lisa is a first aid instructor and assessor, with extensive experience coordinating first aid training for St Johns Ambulance as well as delivering courses for schools and within the corporate sector. Lisa is regularly cited in national newspapers as well as for the BBC and ITV.

About our facilitators

They say it takes a village to raise a child, well we believe that having a diverse training team of experts enables you to get the very best support, learning from leading specialists in the field.


Our training team are diverse, interesting, fiercely intelligent and able to take the science and make it accessible with a good dose of humour!

SAVE £50

  • Online credible childcare courses in person in London by an established childcare agency, led by industry specialists.
  • You are not compromising on quality. You are not attending a lightweight course that will leave you feeling unprepared and short-changed. We ensure that our students leave our courses feeling supported, informed and have good fun in the process (that is the best way to learn after all!)
  • Our videos and downloadable guides are easy to understand, making completing the application form an easy process. We are used to supporting Nannies where English is not their first language.
  • Save TIME! We take the hassle out of coordinating different services. By working with our dedicated Ofsted registration administrators, your questions can be easily answered by phone, chat or email.
  • Common Core Skills Course (online)
  • Paediatric First Aid (LONDON)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • One month FREE Public Liability Insurance


We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.


We are that confident in the quality of our training and we know that we are providing you with the best training in the industry, supported by leading experts.


For more information, please refer to our return policy here.


However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you join and within 14 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future. We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!


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