Being a nanny in England

Training is key to your professionalism. It gives you the confidence and skills you need to do the best job you can. And if you're just starting out, PACEY's training course in home-based childcare meets all the requirements for joining the Ofsted Voluntary Register.

"Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare", is also known as HBCA. It's an online training course that fits around your commitments and lifestyle. Although it's aimed primarily at childminders, there's plenty to help nannies start out as home-based childcarers. And when you do HBCA with PACEY, you'll get three months' membership for free! Discover more about this pre-registration training here.

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Registering as a nanny

Being registered helps you demonstrate to parents your commitment to the care of their children to the highest possible standards. It also allows parents to access government support in helping them pay for their childcare. That's why we recommend that nannies join the Ofsted Childcare Register in England.

PACEY's 4-step process to nanny registration

Step 1

Complete your introductory childcare training course and an accredited 12-hour paediatric first-aid course*.

Step 2

Join PACEY for membership with PACEY Practitioner Insurance - available to pay in 12 monthly instalments

Step 3

Apply to Ofsted (in England) to join the register - because you've joined PACEY you can tick the declaration on the application form saying that you hold public liability insurance.

Step 4

Let us know your registration number within 90 days so we can validate your insurance. You'll be able to access your PACEY membership benefits shortly after joining.

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