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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: Complete Payment and Book a time to complete your DBS check

      Simply book a time and date to meet a member of the Babyem team online or contact us on to book your appointment: 020 8986 9008.



      Book for a 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 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 able to complete the identity check on the weekend (at our course venue) or during the week at our office.

      Most people find it convenient to complete this on the same day as completing our Ofsted compliant Paediatric First Aid or Common Core Skills courses.

      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