Just out of interest really. Nannies can only work a maximum of 2 hours from their own home I believe. With a nanny-share it's standard to split the time between the two homes. So can a nanny doing a nanny-share with her own child and another family work from home half the time?!
don't think so, as you are not allowed to provide childcare from your own home for more than 2 hours a day for payment. so unless you were literally going to stay in your own home for less than 2 hours at a time i can't see how this would be legal. The NWOC would be better off to register as a childminder and do everything above board!
I would say no, as the nannies home is the home of their child, so they are in essence acting as a childminder for purposes of Childcare Act 2006, that is: being paid to care for a child at the home of the carer.
A possible associated question is: If a NWOC does a nanny share, when they care for children of FamilyA and FamilyB, plus take their own child to work, then does that mean they are a childminder? I do not believe we have established a definitive answer to that one!
You aren't allowed to do a share with family 1 and 2 and take your own child as you aren't allowed to look after children from 3 families at any one time.
A nanny share and a nanny with own child are different arrangements, as in a nanny share- a nanny has to work for two sets of parents following their wishes etc. but nwoc they have one set of parents wishes to follow and their own child has to fit in with that family.
Here you go, it has just been discussed on another forum so i knew where to find it
Childcare Act 2006.
OFSTED's exemption from registration is for someone caring for children from no more than two families in the home of one of the families. Because a nanny's own child is not specifically excluded they are automatically included as a family, meaning a nanny share between 2 families or a nanny with own child is fine, but a nanny share with two families plus nanny's own child is not.
Care provided at the carers own home will always be childminding in my view unless exempt due to less than 2 hour rule. So to be a nanny someone has to care for children outside of their (the nannies) own home.
I wouldn't worry if its 'allowed' or not! If this is what you and the nanny would like, who cares what the rules are! What difference does it really make, just don't tell ofsted. I'm really against having rules for the sake of rules. You are the parent, if your happy, nannies happy, kids happy, then all good.
I don't think there's a fundamental discontinuity between not being able to provide care in the carer's home and not being able to provide care for more than 2 families at a time. There are 2 separate issues being legislated (for better or for worse) and 2 separate factors.
The law says you cannot provide care in your own home without being registered.
The law says you can't care for children of 3 families without being registered.
A nanny with their own child just happens to fall into both those categories if they wanted to do the nanny share from their house. So the fact it's the home of the child is trumped by the fact it's the home of the carer.
All they would do is tell you to register anyhow, which would give the definitive answer, and then if you didn't I suppose they'd prosecute...