Here at Koru Kids, we've been recruiting older adults to work as after school nannies. Here's why…
Finding after school care is hard. After school clubs are in high demand, the number of childminders in England has dropped by 27% since 2012 according to Ofsted, and most of us don't have friends and family nearby
Instead, many families want their children in a home environment after school. We want our children to feel safe and comfortable and have someone caring who will cook the tea and get them ready for bed by the time we get home.
That's why we're recruiting and training amazing nannies to support families by providing them with after school care.
And who better to help than older adults, many of whom have first-hand experience of what it takes to bring up children or grandchildren.
The feedback from our families has been overwhelmingly positive:
"She really is fantastic. A proper grown-up. She knows some of our neighbours and is part of our community, which feels more important than I expected it to. She's a great role model. She spends time doing art with our kids and actually seems to be enjoying them (so far!). She is very straightforward to communicate with, which is half the battle won."Koru Kids family
Being an after school nanny has lots of benefits for older adults too.
Having had their own careers, they understand the support that working parents need, and so can be relied upon to be responsible and supportive, as well as great communicators. These qualities ensure that they can have a positive impact on the lives of working families.
It's also a local role, which means less stress commuting into work, and the chance to make the most of local community knowledge.
"Here's a job that I'm qualified to do and that I enjoy. The hours suit me too! I had worked in a primary school and previously cared for my grandsons. Koru Kids introduced me to my family. We are getting along really well."Moira, Koru Kids nanny, Mother & Grandmother
We only select the top 10% of all applicants. You can read about our rigorous screening process here.
If you're looking for after school care and think an older nanny could be a good fit for you, register now for free.