I nannied for 15 years before having my own DS 18 months ago. I've been looking for a nanny job to take him to for 6 months, with no luck. We have just bought a new house which we will move into in about a month. I had decided to register as a childminder once we're unpacked properly and safe to do so, and then on Monday a lady called who is very interested in me taking my DS with me to look after her 2 DC. I'm trying to decide what would be best for me all round now, and wondered if there is any difference in the cost of registering with Ofsted as a nanny and as a childminder. I need to add that info to my lists of pros and cons for each option!
Thankyou. I know it takes a while to register, that;s why I need to decide what to do to get the wheels in motion. The nanny job isn't to start until Jan 2010 anyway, so wouldn't make a huge difference.
Usually a nannies employer would pay the £103 registration fee as it is they that get the tax breaks for using childcare vouchers.
Registering with Ofsted as a nanny is a much easier process than registering as a CM. As a nanny there is no home inspection (they can inspect but I don't personally know a nanny that has been inspected) and you do not have to have reams of paperwork and policies. You need to have a qualification that covers the common core skills, paediatric 1st aid and to have insurance.