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Nannies and home childcarers

Nannies and home childcarers usually work in the child’s own home. They can provide care for a maximum of two families at any one time. They do not have to be registered with Ofsted but can choose to be registered on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register. If a parent uses a registered nanny/home childcarer, they may be entitled to claim back some of the cost of childcare through the Tax Credit / Universal Credit or Childcare Vouchers / tax-free childcare scheme.

Nannies usually work flexible or unusual hours to fit in with the needs of the family; some work only part time while others could live-in.