Nannies and home carers are employed by parents to care for children at home and can be suitable for parents who need flexible childcare, who have a large family or have a child with a disability. 

Although many do have nursery nurse or childcare training, nannies and home carers do not have to hold qualifications. Nannies and home carers can join the Ofsted voluntary childcare register but they do not have to. Parents are responsible for interviewing and checking the registration and all relevant references of nannies and home carers. The cost of employing a nanny will vary depending on whether the nanny lives in or out, how many hours they work and any other duties. As their employer, parents are responsible for paying their tax and national insurance contributions.

The Family Information Service do not provide lists of individual nannies.