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Nannies & First Aid for Ofsted registration.

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

In the world of nannying there seems to be some confusion regarding what is the suitable First Aid qualification for nannies wanting to be compliant for the voluntary Ofsted register.  Whereas it is made very clear what the requirements are for the compulsory register, which includes childminders.

After a lengthy discussion with Ofsted, Tiny Emergency are able to give clear and informed advice on the requirements to satisfy both the voluntary and compulsory Ofsted registers.

Ofsted advised as per the EYFS guidelines page 22 and 36, any childcarer who might be in sole charge of children for any period of time, must hold a full current 12 hour Paediatric First Aid certificate. Paediatric First Aid training must be renewed every three years and be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant, babies. The certificate must be for a full course consistent with the criteria set out in Annex A.  Please refer to the EYFS guidelines.

Ofsted also clarified their definition of childcarer, as either a nanny, childminder, nursery worker etc. And whether a childcarer was registering to the voluntary or compulsory Ofsted registers, both were compulsory to the full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualification

Ofsted confirmed that the 6 hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid is suitable for nannies not requiring Ofsted registration, childcarers wanting annual refreshers, au pairs, babysitters, and school staff who are in addition to a full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualified member of staff.

For more information on Paediatric First Aid courses please contact Tiny Emergency on 07551 008 350 or email

Tiny Emergency offer blended learning regulated Paediatric First Aid courses. Any course that leads to an Ofqual regulated course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarded organisation.

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