Who are your nannies?
Most of our nannies are university students, studying in London for a wide range of degrees. We’ve also started to train amazing retirees who are passionate about childcare and are looking for part-time work to suit their lifestyle.
Parents told us that many professional nannies want to work full time hours which means finding and keeping an after school nanny can be a real challenge. They wanted someone who was able to work part-time, was responsible, could help with homework and most of all have fun with the kids. That’s why we decided to recruit and train the best after school nannies in London!
How do you vet the nannies?
We carefully vet all our nanny applicants and only 10% make it through. Prospective nannies complete an application form, a phone interview and attend a training boot camp at our offices. We also contact two references for each candidate.
Once you’ve met the nanny you would like to hire, we will also process an enhanced DBS check which usually takes 1-2 weeks to complete. We will also invite your nanny to attend our Paediatric First Aid course. The cost of these are covered by the £13 per hour you pay.
What is your recruitment criteria?
All of our nannies are at least 18 years old and have demonstrated relevant childcare experience. This could include things such as babysitting, nannying or helping at their local youth group.
Nannies also have to pass our further screening processes, which can involve a written application, a phone interview, and an in-person assessment at our Bootcamp training sessions.
We expect all nannies to be passionate about working with kids – they have to be full of fun ideas and understand the responsibility they are taking on.
Nannies must also have two excellent references taken by us (sometimes we’ll allow one reference if it’s really strong, and shows great childcare experience – we’ll tell you if this is the case).
Koru Kids will also process an enhanced DBS check and provide paediatric first aid training once a family confirms they’d like to hire a nanny.