Voluntary Register With Ofsted Training Package

Everything you need to Voluntary Register with Ofsted


1 Day Classroom


There are many reasons to register with Ofsted if you are a nanny or working as a childminder. Not only does it increase your professional status, it also allows parents to use childcare vouchers and other financial assistance to pay for your services; these are only available to childcare professionals who are registered with Ofsted.


Childcare vouchers allow parents to save National Insurance & Tax on the first £55 per week they earn. This means paying with Childcare vouchers is a cheaper option for them to pay for childcare and a reason why they would consider employing an Ofsted registered childcare professional over someone who isn’t.


As you can see, voluntary registering with Ofsted gives you a competitive advantage over someone who isn’t and will increase your overall employability.


To become registered with Ofsted there is certain criteria and training you must complete. We have developed a course that packages up everything you need to become registered with Ofsted.


View our infographic ‘5 steps how to Voluntary Register with Ofsted‘ to understand how it works,

Who The Course Is Suitable For

The course package is suitable for all childcare professionals including nannies, au pairs, maternity nurses and nursery staffing wishing to register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register. You must have a good level of English as the course is delivered in English.


The common core training is for those childcare professionals who wish to be on the OFSTED voluntary register and is therefore aimed at 0-8years. It is useful for those who work with over 8’s particularly in terms of multi-agency working and child protection and so you may find those who run After School clubs, for example, are interested in attending. Childminders would also be encouraged to attend, and this would ensure they again are working to meet legislation requirements as carers of 0-8’s.


The way the Common Core is planned is to ensure all home carers meet a certain level of knowledge which is recognised by OFSTED.

What does This Course Include to Become Voluntarily Register with the Ofsted Register? 

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

This certificate focuses on First Aid for infants and children which is essential for anyone wishing to work with children. The certificate is valid for 3 years after which you will be required to attend a refresher course to continue your registration with Ofsted.


The Paediatric First Aid Certificate covers everything you need and can be completed by attending our 1-day training course. This course is usually delivered on the same day as our Common Core course (other requirement for Ofsted) meaning you can complete both qualifications on the same day.




  • Role and responsibilities of paediatric first aider
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • CPR
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Management of a seizure
  • Choking
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • External bleeding


For more information on this course, please visit our Paediatric First Aid Course page.

The Common Core Skills and Knowledge in Childcare

This certificate demonstrates a set of values for Childcare Practitioners to work by. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge that is needed by people whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and families.


The course covers the 6 main skills set out in the Common Core:


  1. Effective communication and engagement with children, young people and families
  2. Child and young person development
  3. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  4. Supporting transitions
  5. Multi-agency working
  6. Sharing information


This course is accredited by OCN (Credit4Learning)


The Common Core Skills & Knowledge Course covers everything you need and can be completed by attending our 1-day training course. This course is usually delivered on the same day as our Paediatric First Aid Certificate (other requirement for Ofsted) meaning you can complete both qualifications on the same day.

For more information on this course, please visit our Common Core Skills & Knowledge in Childcare course page.

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

This is a government body who process criminal record check to prevent unsuitable people from working with children & vulnerable people.  You will be required to bring in Identification to your course, so we can process your application.


For more information on this, please visit our DBS Check Service Page.

Public Liability Insurance (Bought Separately)

This provides essential cover for childcare professional in the event of something happening to the child whilst under their care that they could be help responsible for.


We are unable to provide this cover for you but companies such as Morton Michel offer specific cover for Childcare professionals. Please note this will be an additional charge based on your requirements with the provider.

About the trainer

      LEEROY LITCHMORE (First Aid Trainer)


Leeroy has been a trainer for 14 years and has always had a keen interest in life support and how to provide lifesaving skills to the public. Leeroy spent 17 years as a firefighter and the last 5 years in the ambulance service where he attended some of the most horrific events in recent times, including the London bombings, the Westminster Bridge attack and the Grenfell Tower fire.


Leeroy is dedicated to teaching people the necessary skills in first aid and building confidence. His lessons are serious but with added laughs, smiles and giggles along the way to make the learning experience fun.


      MARCIA CYNTHIA TATHAM (Common Core Trainer)


Marcia has over 20 years’ experience as an independent trainer, adviser and consultant, specialising in Health and Social Care, Child Care and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. She holds a Degree in Child Development & Educational Management as is a qualified teacher.


Marcia is an experienced Lecturer having taught at Kensington and Chelsea College as well as other education institutes and has a passion for passing on her knowledge and helping others build their skills and confidence.

Training Location

4th Floor 103A Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG

How to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Register?

After you have completed our package and bought the necessary Public Liability insurance, you can apply to the Ofsted Voluntary register via the Government Gateway or you can contact Ofsted to have an application posted to you.


The cost of registration is currently £103 and some parents may be willing to pay this on your behalf due to the financial savings they will receive by working with an Ofsted registered childcare professional.  Ofsted aim to complete your application within 12 weeks.


Below are the individual prices for each course or service.


Common Core £89  VIEW COURSE

First Aid £65  VIEW COURSE

DBS £70


By buying this combined course you will save 10% off the above prices.


Normal price £224

Discounted £200

Upcoming Courses

Details Price Qty
Combined Discounted Course (SAVING £23.40)show details + £200.00 (GBP)  

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Voluntary Register With Ofsted Training Package - 27th October 2018 4th Floor 103A Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG 
  • October 27, 2018 9:45 am
Voluntary Register With Ofsted Training Package - 10th November 2018 4th Floor 103A Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG 
  • November 10, 2018 9:45 am
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