Helping you find the perfect family

Registration is free and we can help you update your First Aid and arrange a DBS  check.

The first step is to arrange an interview with you to check all your documentation

and spend some time fully understanding your requirements.


We will liaise with you at all stages of your job search and are on hand to offer any advice you may need.

We can put you in touch with local Nannies and can provide you with information about local activities.


Registering with Nanny Scout

To register with Nanny Scout simply complete the contact form, give us a call or email us your cv

and we will get in touch to arrange a suitable time for an interview.


You will need to provide the following 


  • I.D (passport/driving licence )

  • Qualification certificates

  • At least 2 contactable recent references

  • 2 forms of proof of address

  • Enhanced DBS check on the Update Service

  • Paediatric First Aid certificate

  • Ofsted Certificate (if registered)

  • Up to date CV


If you are in need of an up to date DBS or first aid certificate just let us know and we can help you obtain them.


Everyone registering with us must already have or be willing to apply for an Enhanced DBS.


We are able to apply for a DBS on your behalf when you register with us.

 The online disclosure usually comes back within a week but can take up to 8 weeks. 


The DBS now also offers an update service, for a yearly fee of £13. When you apply for your next DBS  we strongly suggest you do this.  It means that you can give any future employer or Nanny Agency your permission to carry out an online status check by showing your certificate and providing your certificate number, your name and date of birth. This status check will allow potential Employers to see if any information has changed since the original disclosure. 

Using the update service will save you time and money when looking for employment.

Ofsted Registration

It is not a legal requirement for Nannies to be on the Ofsted Childcare Register however if parents wish to use the Tax Free Childcare scheme they will need to become registered.


The Nanny will need to register as a Home Childcarer and will need the following:



The process can take up to 12 weeks to complete. 



    Application Fee                                             £105

                 DBS                                                     £70

Public Liability Insurance                                £50-£90

               First Aid                                                  £80-£120

                              Caring for Children in their own home       £80-£120 (if the Nanny is unqualified)


You can apply through the Government Gateway website 

Nannies from Overseas

All  Nannies that register with Nanny Scout are required to  have an Enhanced DBS

(dated within the last year or be registered with the Update service).  

This disclosure does not check any criminal records held outside of the UK. 

If you would like to register with us and have lived outside of the UK you will need to provide a criminal record check or a Certificate of good character from your home country. This will also need to be officially translated into English.


The process of obtaining a criminal record check differs between countries. Please follow the link below for more information on how to apply for a criminal record check or a Certificate of good character.


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