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Unlike registered childminders (who tend to be self-employed and work in their own homes), nannies do not have to be registered or inspected. It is recommended by Ofsted that you register on their Voluntary Register as a Nanny.
To do this, you will need to complete the:
Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce
Childminder unit: ‘Understand how to set up a home based child care service’.
L3 CWDC Diploma – Unit CYPOP 5 from the optional units – the course must be awarded by CACHE or any other relevant awarding body.
The following part time course will be available at:
• The College
of Haringey , Enfield
and North East London - 020 8802 3111
• Hertfordshire Regional
College : http://www.hrc.ac.uk/ Tel: 01992 411 411
• Barnet and Southgate College
Tel: 020 8275 2861
• Professional Association Childcare and Early
Years (PACEY) Tel: 0845 880 0044
• National Extension
College (NEC) – Home learning courses
Tel: 0800 389 2839
• The Adult
Learning Academy :
0845 468 7070
Please note that the above list does not constitute an approved provider framework, and CACEY does not guarantee quality assurance of any learning provider on this list. We recommend that you undertake your own checks on the quality of any learning provider you choose before undertaking workforce training.
You will also need to complete a 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course.
Although we are not in a
position to recommend any one company from which you can access paediatric
First Aid training, before you become Ofsted registered, in an effort to be
helpful we have researched local organisations that deliver the appropriate
training. The following companies have confirmed that they deliver a 12 hour
paediatric first aid course which meets the standards required by Ofsted and
certified through an awarding body that is Ofqual regulated:
St. John’s Ambulance: Tel 0844 770 4800
Red Cross: Tel 0844 871 8000
North London Nannies: Tel 020 8444 4911
Principal Training: Tel: 020 8373 1867
The Adult Learning Academy : 0845 468 7070