Nanny Accreditation

About Nanny Accreditation

Our Nanny Accreditation Scheme is designed to benefit nannies, employers and children.  The Scheme is recognised by The Tax Office and Income Support so eligible parents may apply for Childcare Tax Relief or the childcare component of Income Support, depending on their circumstances.

Accredited Nannies are:

  • Qualified (professional qualifications, First Aid and Safeguarding Trained)
  • DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service – a police check – previously CRB)
  • Background and reference checked
  • Insured (both for personal liability and motor)

How To Apply         

  • Read through our Accreditation Process (below)
  • Complete the Nanny Accreditation Application Form (see Step 2)
  • Phone us for an appointment

The Cost

  • a new application to us will cost £60
  • a renewal application will cost £28

The Process

On average this takes approximately two months to complete.

Step 1 – Qualification Prerequisites

To be considered for the scheme, we require a Level 2 or Level 3 Childcare and Education Qualification to include placements and assessment of working with babies and young children.  Level 2 requires a further year from date of qualification of further relevant work experience.

If you are unsure about whether the qualification/training you have meets our criteria, contact us on 629901 and we will be pleased to discuss this with you.

Step 2 – Completing the Nanny Accreditation Application Form

The next step is to print and complete the Nanny Accreditation Application Form

Please ensure that you read the checklist at the back of the application form.  This lists the documents that must be submitted to us at the same time as the form.

Once completed, please phone us and make an appointment to bring in your completed application together with supporting documentation.  (Please allow one hour for your appointment).

Please do not send your application in by post.

Step 3 – Your Appointment with the JCCT

At the appointment, we will ensure everything is in order and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service – a police check – previously CRB) form. The cost is £50.  We will send the form to the Jersey Vetting Bureau (JVB) on your behalf, however, the result will be sent directly to you.

Whilst your Police check is being processed, you will be expected to join the Update Service, however, details of this will be explained to you when you visit us.  If you already have subscribed to the DBS Update service, please let us know when you phone to make your appointment with us.

You will be given a set of self-assessment forms and asked to take this away to complete, together with A Guide To Employing A Nanny.  A further appointment will be made for six weeks’ time, when you will be required to return the self-assessment forms and bring the DBS certificate, showing the result of your check.

During this six weeks, we will request references from the referees you have listed on your application form.  If you do not wish us to approach your present employer at this time, please let us know.

Step 4 – Visit to Your Place of Work

Once reference clearance has been completed, we will contact you to make an appointment for Fiona Vacher (Executive Director of the Trust) to visit you at your place of work. You will need to have available your Contract of Employment for this meeting together with a recent payslip, as evidence that the requirements of The Employment (Jersey) Law 2004 are being met.

Providing everything is satisfactory, one week after your meeting with Fiona, you should receive a letter welcoming you to the Nanny Accreditation Scheme together with a certificate, which will be valid for one year.

We will then contact you one month before your accreditation is due for renewal to commence the renewal process.

FAQs for Nannies

No, the residency rule does not apply to nannies.  Therefore, even if you have just arrived in the Island, providing you have the appropriate professional qualifications, you can apply to the Scheme.

No, Ofsted does not apply in Jersey.  You will need to apply to become accredited here.

We need evidence that the training you have undergone has included a number of practical assessments and that you have been awarded your ‘Licence to Practice’. Online courses on their own will not qualify you to be apply to be accredited.

No, this is illegal.  A nanny’s role, even if they are not accredited, is to care for the children in the family home.  If you are wanting to care for children in your own home, it may be work considering becoming a Registered Childminder.

Yes, providing your employer (irrespective of their relationship to you) meets the criteria laid out in the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, and they are eligible to apply for Childcare Tax Relief, they may do so. It must also be recognised that for the duration of the nanny’s contractual hours, the child/ren should be cared for in the family home.

We suggest that 56p per mile is reasonable. This is based on the current States Employees’ mileage rates. However, each employer will have differing contractual arrangements with their employees. Some give a monthly allowance – this will need to be negotiated between the employer and the nanny.

Expenses connected directly with your job, such as Nanny Insurance, First Aid Training and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service – a police check – previously CRB) check, Application or Renewal Fees for Accreditation.

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