The Childcare at Home Voluntary Approval Scheme is run by Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and means that those caring for children in the child's home can register to become approved.
The scheme is voluntary and only applies to childcare provided in Wales.
Nannies do not have to be approved to care for a child in the parent’s own home.
The benefits of the scheme are:
You can demonstrate that you meet the basic requirements for childcare
You will be part of a scheme that is recognised across Wales
You will have increased opportunity of being employed by parents eligible to claim help with childcare costs for using an Approved Home Childcarer
To be eligible to apply for the scheme, you must:
*Approval costs £96 (including VAT) and includes an enhanced DBS check*
Apply for Childcare Approval Scheme (CIW Website)