"We really struggled to find after school care, it was almost impossible. We stumbled across Koru Kids and it’s been brilliant because after school care is really all we needed."
Mum of one, Highgate
"I love the flexibility of nanny share – we can increase or decrease our hours each week and our nanny has been great, we really fell on our feet with her."
Mum of two, Blackheath
We love nanny share because we believe it ticks the boxes for all the most important parts of childcare.
Sharing a nanny with another family allows you to reduce your childcare costs. With Koru Kids you’ll be paying £9 per hour for any time that your nanny looks after both your and your share family’s children. This is the total cost for our service – no other fees are involved.
Many families who nanny share also love the fact that this makes holiday care more affordable, as full day care becomes cheaper. This also keeps your nanny happy as it allows them to work more over the holidays.
2. Social Development
With nanny share, children get both the benefit of a personal relationship with their nanny and also the social benefits of spending time with another child. Evidence shows that spending time with other children, in settings where they become almost as close as siblings, is enormously beneficial for cognitive, emotional, social and linguistic development.
3. Benefits for your nanny
Our nannies love being part of nanny shares. The role is a step up from the usual after school nannying role, as they get to work for two employers and usually look after more children. Therefore, they receive a higher rate of £11 per hour.
4. Help out another family with their childcare
What’s better than sorting out your own childcare…helping another family to sort theirs too! Nanny shares solve two families’ childcare woes with just one nanny.
5. An extra pair of hands
Some families have told us that one thing they love about nanny share is that they have the extra protection of another family if any of the kids are sick. One family we spoke to recently explained that if one of their children was ill, the other parents would help out with morning drop off. Just having another pair of hands to help out when things don’t quite go as planned can be a big weight off your shoulders.
Koru Kids’ mission is to profoundly improve the lives of a million families, and nanny share allows us to get there even faster.