Childminders and nannies

Nannies are employed by parents to care for children at home and can be suitable for parents who need flexible childcare. Although many do have nursery nurse or childcare training, nannies do not have to hold qualifications.

Nannies can register with The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) but it is voluntary so parents are responsible for interviewing and checking the registration and all the relevant references of nannies. Parents are responsible for paying their tax and national insurance.

For more information on finding a registered nanny, visit


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