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      DBS Check




      Criminal record checks provide employers and agencies with the peace of mind that their child is safe in your care. These checks are also a requirement by Ofsted for those nannies registering on the voluntary part of the childcare register.
      Babyem regularly completes nanny DBS checks, guiding candidates through the process with ease.
      Please note that nanny CRB checks are now known as DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service).

      Complete your DBS check with Babyem

      Step 1: Order Your DBS Check and Access The Babyem Hub

      SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please be aware that during this time of social distancing we will be completing video interviews as part of the DBS checking process.

      Live in Nannies must inform us during the ID check if you are living and working at the same address. 

      Childminders must inform us during the ID check if you wish to do a home based check. 

      Appointments are available between 1pm – 5pm. You will require a good internet connection capable of completing a video call. Details will be provided during booking.

      Order Your DBS Check

      Step 2: Complete the DBS application online form
      Candidates are provided with access to our DBS portal and required to register their details including their date of birth, addresses lived in over the last 5 years and any previous surnames.

      Important Note: If you are applying for a DBS check as a childminder, please advise us through email at info@babyem.co.uk after filling out the application form.  Please do NOT forget this note, otherwise, we will process the DBS check under “nanny” position.

      Step 3: Identity check

      Babyem are currently unable to complete the identity check during the week at our office. 

      Checks are primarily carried out via video call (see Step 1)

      Some people find it convenient to complete this on the same day as completing our Ofsted compliant Paediatric First Aid course.

      Please email info@babyem.co.uk after you have paid in order to organise this with us. 

      To complete the DBS check we will require you to bring an ORIGINAL:

      • Passport
      • 2 x proof of address (no older than 3 months) e.g. original bank statement or utility bill.
      Step 4: DBS Process
      Once this meeting has been completed, the DBS check will be processed and your employment background check will be underway.

      Babyem will contact you by email once the check has been completed. This process usually takes 4-6 weeks.

      To comply with data protection, a copy of the disclosure will only be given to the individual who booked the DBS check The certificate will be sent to you directly from the DBS by post. This process usually takes 2 weeks

      Step 5: Complete the DBS Update Service
      You then MUST complete the update service within 30 days to validate the check. More information regarding this can be found HERE.

      Watch the Babyem video on how to complete the DBS update service on the right.

      How to complete the DBS update service

      Supporting candidates to register with Ofsted


      Babyem make registering with Ofsted as a nanny simple through providing guidance and support where required. We offer Ofsted compliant courses and are able to recommend agencies that provide Public liability Insurance. We also provide step-by-step guidance on how to complete the CR1 Ofsted registration application form.

      DBS Check Cost:  £75pp incl VAT