If you would like to use childcare vouchers to help pay towards your nanny, the nanny you choose to employ will need to be registered with the Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR). The chosen nanny may already be registered but if not you may want to ask them to do so, in most situations you the employer would offer to pay as it is you who benefits from it. You can register at www.oftsted.gov.uk  and the application fee is £103.


To register with the OCR nannies need to have the following:

  • Confirmation that they have the core skills in childcare and that they are suitable to work with children.
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Valid paediatric first aid certificate
  • A enhanced CRB/DBS check which will be done as part of the registration process