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Checks, Vets and Refs

It’s critically important to us at Granny as Nanny that all the right checks are carried out to ensure that we can make a positive – and safe – match between nanny and family.

This is why we request the details of FOUR referees from prospective nannies so that we can carry out the appropriate checks (additionally, we would urge parents to follow up all references that are provided, either by phone or by email). If you have been out of the work place for more than five years, we can discuss with you who best might provide written references for you.

In addition, DBS checks are mandatory for any nanny wishing to register with us.

The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) conducts background and criminal record checks on behalf of employers across England and Wales.

Although DBS checks are not required by law, they allow potential employers to make suitable – and safe – hiring decisions, which is why, at Granny as Nanny, DBS checks are mandatory.

How to apply for an Ofsted DBS Check:

  1. Go to: http://ofsteddbsapplication.co.uk/step-two
  2. Click ‘submit your online DBS application’
  3. Write OFSTEDP in the ‘Organisation Reference (*): box
  4. Leave the Organisation Code: box blank
  5. Follow the instructions, confirming that you have read and understood the statements of the form.
  6. Fill out the forms that are supplied:
    1. About You
    2. Address History
    3. Additional Info
    4. Employment
    5. Confirm

The cost of your DBS is £25 and your certificate should reach you within 14 days. If you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hestitate to contact the Ofsted team on 01420 557624 or if there is anything that we at Granny as Nanny can help with, then contact us on 020 7326 4789 or at sarah@grannyasnanny.co.uk.

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