DBS stands for The Disclosure and Barring Service
All childcarers registering or registered with Link Childcare are required to hold a valid Enhanced DBS check. DBS now have an update service which is an online subscription service that lets you keep your DBS certificates up to date and allows employers to check a certificate online, with your consent. You can take your DBS Certificate from one job to another. If you are a childcarer that needs to update your DBS or if you are a family hiring a nanny yourself then Link Childcare can assist your nanny with this application.
Please contact Link Childcare for more information on how to apply.
Link Childcare offer reference checks for families who have secured their own nanny providing you with peace of mind. This allows us to ask the questions you may feel are more difficult to ask. Thorough reference checks help to ensure your loved ones have the best possible care. If you feel this service would be suitable please contact Link Childcare or register your interest with us.
Link Childcare are happy to assist with providing a draft contract that will set out all the basic legal requirements for an employer. Please note we cannot provide advice and support for nanny share arrangements due to tax implications but do have recommendations for companies who are more specialised if you would like to discuss any of the above further.