Nannies work on their own, and in reality need more knowledge than those working alongside others in a nursery setting; in fact they need the same knowledge as a childminder. Of course though, nannies don’t count, because they’re only on the voluntary register. (How silly is that?) There’s a shortage of trained childcarers, nurseries are buckling under the weight of the 30 hours free childcare, and yet there’s a whole workforce out there being ignored. How stupid and short sighted.