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I want my nanny to register under the childacre approval scheme - who should pay for it?

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justaphase · 31/07/2007 14:36

That's it really....

Oh, and how much does it actually cost and how long does it take?

From what I can gather it is £99 annual registration fee plu she will have to do an approved course - I gather Tinies do one which costs £125 over two Saturdays. Is there anything else to pay?

In exchange for this I will save c.£90 per months (which is peanuts compared to the amount I pay in tax but hey...

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jura · 31/07/2007 14:39

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balancingact · 31/07/2007 14:40

In our case, we paid for the registration and her first aid course because my husband and i both qualify for the voucher scheme so it was c£180 per month savings for both of us...


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justaphase · 31/07/2007 14:43

jura, can you use all the vouchers in one go once her registration comes through?

also what happens if she leaves for whatever reason before the registration comes through? Are you stuck with all the vouchers? Can you convert tem back into cash?

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DarrellRivers · 31/07/2007 14:44

I've just stumped up for my nanny as well


nannyj · 31/07/2007 14:45

I think you should pay definately. Although if she hasn't got a first aid certificate and needs to get one then i think she should pay for that. When i got mine renewed i made sure it was an approved course.


Azure · 31/07/2007 14:47

We paid for my nanny to complete two courses (despite her being fully qualified in New Zealand, which wasn't recognised) plus the registration fees. We also paid overtime where one course was on a Saturday. We were also receiving 2x the savings, so it was still well worth it. Once we had all the required paperwork (including a police report from NZ) she had to go to a meeting / interview and it was quite quick after that.


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nannynick · 31/07/2007 17:31

Has anyone started the new registration process under Ofsted? My Childcare Approval Scheme registration is due to renewal shortly, and I am wondering how long Ofsted will take to do that renewal.

Of possible interest for everyone is that Ofsted have agreed with The Postoffice to use the Verify system for doing the CRB form, so there nanny only now needs to take documents to a postoffice, not have an 'interview' at a regional office.

The following may all be useful:
Requirements for the Voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register
Guide to Registration - Voluntary OCR
Local Authority Briefing Sessions - QandA


NannyL · 31/07/2007 19:03

my bosses paid for mine...

including my 1st aid course as my 1st aid needed renewing


Azure · 01/08/2007 09:08

Jura - that's interesting about the NZ qualification. When my nanny spoke to Ofsted specifically about this they said they didn't recognise them, which I thought was rather silly. Sounds like your nanny had the best idea - I'll remember that in the future.


margoandjerry · 01/08/2007 09:15

My nanny is unqualified although she has done the two day first aid course (which I paid for).

I'm struggling to find out what else she needs to qualify - it seems that she needs a childcare course but I can't work out which course. I've read various documents but they just blather on about communication and supporting transition

Does anyone know what other course she should do? If it's reasonably inexpensive it might be worth my paying her to do it so I can claim this tax break.


Yanka · 01/08/2007 10:06

We paid for our nanny to take this one (not sure if you are in London though)


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fridayschild · 01/08/2007 13:10

Like others, we took the view that the accredition is for our benefit not hers, so we paid.


eleusis · 01/08/2007 13:21

I think if you make it a condition of employment before you hire someone it's his/her responsibility. However, if you hire someone and then tell them you want them to get this accreditation, then you should pay.


omega2 · 02/08/2007 16:40

It doesn't benefit the nanny so why should she have to pay for it?

My employees paid for mine as it is to save them money


WaynettaSlob · 02/08/2007 16:41

We are paying for our nanny, and it seems to be the norm that the employer pays.

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