Ofsted Registration for Nannies

Our specialist team will support you in gaining the correct qualifications and requirements to apply for Ofsted Voluntary Registration.

Having a real office team available to speak with you on the phone gives you the peace of mind of understanding what you are booking and full details of the training.


Paediatric First Aid for Ofsted Registration

We offer both 6 hour and 12 hour Paediatric First Aid training

Paediatric First Aid training courses

Common Core Skills Training

Do you need Ofsted Voluntary Childcare registration? This very popular, certificated, weekend one-day course has been carefully mapped to Ofsted’s requirements for registration and covers all aspects of Common Core Skills.

“… explainations and information were of a high quality, the teacher had a lovely happy manner too. It was a pleasure to be taught by her as I learnt a lot. Excellent teacher.”

Linda, April 2021

We’ll send you a login link to join which you can open on your laptop, mobile smartphone, computer or tablet. You’ll tutor will be delivering this session to you live during the day. The reason why virtual classes are so popular is that you won’t need to leave your home or where ever you happen to be to access this class. You are assessed informally throughout the day by the trainer. Teaching methods are a mixture of lecture, group work, discussion (for which you will need to have conversational English), working through scenarios and video. Learners must be on screen for the whole of the course – there are short breaks worked into the training day. The course ends with a short quiz. Most importantly you will be able to fully take part. When the class is over the session will end and you will click your ‘end meeting’ button to leave the session.


The Introduction to Nannying Certificated Course acts as both a starter course for anyone considering a career in childcare and for those who are already working as childcarers, it is mapped to OFSTED’s registration requirements, teaching the ‘Common Core Skills’ for OFSTED registration.  But more than all of this it is also perfect for you if you just want to know more about childcare. Need to combine the training with Paediatric First Aid, getting a DBS and more? Check out our Training Bundles for best combination and money off! Consider this course if you are:

  • Wishing to register on the Ofsted voluntary register
  • A Nanny
  • An Au Pair
  • A babysitter
  • Considering a career in childcare
  • Interested in increasing your knowledge of childcare

Once you have successfully completed the course and quiz you will be issued an e-certificate. Please note e-certificates are accepted by Ofsted. Should you require a hard copy please add this to your shopping cart when you purchase the course. Want to add on DBS check, paediatric first aid and other options check out our training bundles which are our ‘best value’ products click here for info


FAQs for Ofsted Voluntary Registration

How do I get registered

The Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register requires nannies to show that they understand the Common Core Skills and have passed an Ofsted compliant Paediatric First Aid course. Riverside Training Company offers a Nanny Training Bundle which combines both courses. As a nanny working in a family household you can choose either the 6 or 12 hour (blended learning) options

What qualifications do I need?

Paediatric First Aid and knowledge of the Common Core Skills plus a DBS check and Public Liability Insurance

If I work for several families does that make a difference

Read all the available material on the Ofsted website to ensure you understand whether you are acting as a Nanny or need to become a Registered Childminder

Can you help with my DBS check

Yes! We offer this service either as a stand alone or part of one of our Nanny Bundles

How do I qualify for the voluntary part of the Childcare Register

Here is a useful link to the Government website

Can I bring an interpreter with me when I train

You will need to have a good level of conversational English to undertake the training with that in mind an interpreter will not be necessary