Childminders are required to be Regulated by Ofsted, have completed a 12 week course, adhere to various health an safety regulations, first aid, DBS, hold liability insurance, safeguarding and are inspected. Childminders also work from their own home. Care for children is provided at the Childminders registered address and charge per child attending. There is a mixture of both term time and full time day care. Ratios allocated on space and children’s ages are also set by Ofsted.
A Nanny is a person who works within the child s residential address. They provide personal tailored care. This includes nursery duties, day trips, activities, children’s cooking and laundry and attending medical appointments. Nannies often work as sole charge, thus meaning has full and sole responsibility during the working hours within the household unattended enabling the parents to work.
Nannies are NOT required to hold ANY form of Qualifications or Training, First Aid, DBS, Safeguarding, or Insurance. Nannies can choose to be Ofsted registered however this is a voluntary register.
Many Parents presume the Nannies are Regulated, Educated and Vetted and are shocked to learn that this is not the case. Nannies are given access to families homes, have responsibility of children, often house and car keys and credit cards. Anyone can indeed call themselves Nanny.
UK Nanny Ltd conducted a Spring Survey across the United Kingdom, The statistics are quoted from the results gather during March-April 2020.
‘I am delighted to add my support to the UK Nannies Matter Campaign.
Regulating the profession creates a standard requirement for the role. Ensuring all nannies have a recognised childcare qualification, valid DBS, and paediatric first aid will help to safeguard children.
Childcare is an industry and as such, should be regulated in the same way as other industries.
Councillor Julie Lintern
I’m supporting the UK Nannies Matter Campaign that’s reaching out and advocating for the vital changes to the Professional Nanny industry.
For too long now Nannies have been calling for changes to be made, but they still are yet to be acknowledged by governments past and present.
Regulation is needed so that children are safeguarded, and parents have confidence that their children are receiving quality care and that Nannies are fully protected and are safe while working in the industry.
Councillor Owen Goodall