DBS Check Service


If you want to work in a childcare position in England or Wales you will be required to have a DBS check (formerly CRB). This is a check of your criminal record by the Disclosure and Barring Service. After the check, you will be provided with a certificate that you can be shown to prospective employers/parents to show you are a suitable person to work with children, giving them peace of mind.

For more information about the Disclosure & Barring Service please visit the government website.

You are also required to have these checks if you wish to apply for the voluntary register with Ofsted as a childminder, which can further increase your employability. We have many years’ experience completing these checks and offer a guidance service to help people with their application. Upon purchasing our DBS check you will be asked to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly team who will go through the next steps.

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To complete DBS you will need:

This service is for anyone looking to work with children. You can show the certificate to parents/employers to prove you are suitable to work in an environment with children. For us to be able to process your DBS application you we will require from you the following:

  1. Valid and up to date passport OR UK driving license (this can be a provisional one)  OR Permanent Residence Card OR Biometric Residence Permit
  2. Two proofs of your current UK address e.g. bank statement or utility bill (this must be no older than 3 months)
  3. To process your DBS application we will require the last 5 years of your address history

5 steps to your Enhanced DBS

Cost of Enhanced DBS is £75.  Scroll down to make the payment

Schedule your appointment for your DBS check (see form below)


Alternatively  call us on  020 3551 9373  or email us on info@childcarestudies.co.uk to arrange a 10min video interview to do the identity check of your documents


Our video interviews last  between 5 – 10 minutes and are available Monday to Friday 8am till 12 noon. In a special circumstances we can arrange different times.

On video interview you will require to present original of your documents:

  1. Valid and up to date passport OR UK driving license (this can be a provisional one)  OR Permanent Residence Card OR Biometric Residence Permit
  2. Two proofs of your current UK address e.g. bank statement or utility bill (this must be no older than 3 months)

Once we receive your form will register  your details via the DBS portal and you will receive a registration number that allows you to track your application online via this page.

Once the first 3 steps have been completed we will process your DBS check along with your employment background check. We will notify you once this has been completed which typically takes around 2 weeks, although on occasion can can take up to 6 weeks.

The certificate will be sent to you directly from the DBS via post.

Once the check has been completed you  should subscribe to the update service, this allows you to keep up-to-date with your check for an annual subscription of £13 a year. We will supply you with an application reference number which allows you to subscribe via the DBS service. We advise you do this immediately once you have your application reference number and not to wait until you have your paper copy.  DBS must receive your application form within 28 days, otherwise you will not be able to register for the service for that year and you will need to go through the DBS application process again.

DBS check service

To start your DBS checking service, please make your purchase through the link below.

Once the payment goes through, please then schedule your appointment through the Calendly link.



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