Guidance on which register to join. There are 2 registers - the Early Years Register and the Childcare Register.
Which register you join depends on:
- the age of the children you’re looking after
- if you’re registering as a childminder or a nanny
Early Years Register
If you’re a childminder and you look after children from birth to 5 years old you must join the Early Years Register. This lets you look after children up to 31 August after their fifth birthday.
If you’re a childminder and you look after children from 5 to 8 years old you must join the Childcare Register. This lets you look after children from 1 September after their fifth birthday up to their eighth birthday.
As a nanny you can choose to join the Childcare Register, regardless of the age of the children you’re looking after.