“Koru kids is the best nanny agency I have found. No upfront fees, complete transparency, a great pool of nannies and a very user friendly administration via the website and app. I also love that their payroll system is very easy to use and takes the hassle out of paying the correct tax.”
“Great service end to end. Finding, vetting, contracting, and particularly good is the training on child safety. Payment is also made simple via a new app. Nanny is the best one we’ve had too! Is a huge relief finding the right person and all parties are happy. Thank you Koru!”
“Such a professional service that has never let us down. Great nannies and simple processes to take all the stress out of childcare. We have had no issues at all. I highly recommend Koru Kids to everyone I know.”
“Koru Kids... do everything from recruitment, pre-screening, contracts, payroll, legal requirements. All you need to do is arrange the face to face interview. If you’re a stressed-out working parent who needs the pressure taken off I highly recommend their service.”
What our nannies say...
“Working for this company has been a fantastic experience. The agency is incredibly helpful and continuously in contact to ensure that everything is running smoothly. The team at Koru Kids have made my understanding of the role as well as everything that I need to do to become a great nanny very easy. I would definitely recommend working for this company.”
“My experience with Koru Kids couldn't have been better! Thanks to them I found the wonderful family I'm working with now, and it's great because as a uni student, you have the perfect schedule. The Koru Kids team is very professional and they really care about their nannies, so I would definitely recommend working with them!”
“Super easy to work and communicate with. Brilliant platform with thorough yet accessible training. Everyone I’ve met and dealt with has been lovely and I'm already working with two great families on a good salary within the month I applied! Free DBS check and first aid course was also provided, very helpful for this job and others. Thank you Koru Kids!”
“Koru Kids are super supportive. From the application process, during the training and throughout my time with the wonderful family I was connected with, I felt like I could get advice and have my questions answered whenever I needed it. As well as this, it's clear that Koru Kids takes pride in the way in which they connect nannies and families together. I'd recommend their services to families and nannies alike!”
How Koru Kids works
1. Share your childcare needs
Tell us what kind of childcare you’re looking for
2. Browse our nanny profiles
Search personalised profiles, set up interviews and trials
3. Hire & leave the admin to us
We’ll take care of contracts, pensions, holiday pay and insurance
No. Usually, our nannies cost between £13.50-16.50 per hour (per family not per child) depending on their experience. If you share your nanny with another family, they will cost only £9 per hour (per family).
You may be able to pay using childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare, provided your nanny is Ofsted registered. Please note, the vast majority of nannies will not be registered with Ofsted due to the part-time nature of the role. The cost, time and effort to get registered usually outweighs the savings parents could make by using childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare.
Our standard nanny contracts have a 2 week probation period with 24 hours notice. After the probation period, the notice period is 2 weeks. You can also choose to have an initial trial shift before offering the role to a nanny. If you do need to bring the contract to an end, you simply need to provide your nanny with the agreed notice period. We’ll be there to support you with all the next steps to ensure your contract is finalised.
Most Koru Kids contracts include a minimum of 9 hours a week, on average, during school term-time. If you hire your nanny for less than 9 hours a week during term-time you’ll pay an additional £1 an hour. We don’t charge finder’s fees and this allows us to give you and your nanny the same level of service and support. You’ll still need to offer at least 3 hours per week and the minimum you agree will be reflected in your nanny’s contract to ensure they have income security.
With your first Koru Kids nanny, you pay a £89 non-refundable employer setup fee. You only ever pay this once. We add this to your first monthly invoice. This goes towards the cost of sorting your nanny’s employment contract and setting up their payroll with HMRC and the Pensions Regulator, if required. So their employment is completely above board.