Bored of twiddling your thumbs and looking for new hobbies to fill your time?

Looking for things to do in your local area and want to give back to your community?

Koru Kids is looking for older people who want to work with local children after school. We're looking for those who ideally have experience raising their own children or grandchildren, or who have worked in a school or nursery setting. The role is perfect if you have time to spare and are looking for things to do in the afternoons. We welcome applications from people aged 50 and over. 

"I'm newly retired and here is a job that I'm qualified to do and that I could enjoy. The hours suit me too! I had worked in a primary school and had spent the last four years caring for my grandsons. Koru Kids arranged introductions to families and I start work with a lovely family next week." Grandmother of two

  • So far Koru Kids have helped over 1000 families with their childcare
  • We've also trained over 2500 fantastic nannies
  • Read their happy testimonials here

What we're looking for

We want older workers who have experience raising their own children or grandchildren. The role is perfect if you're retired, semi-retired or just have time to spare. We welcome applications from people aged 50 and over. Even better if you have experience working in a school or nursery, but not required.

About the role

We have roles available across London, and we'll match you with a local family – usually within 15 minutes travel time. You'll collect the children from school, help them with homework, give them food and do activities with them until their parents get home.

The role is part-time, usually 3-5 afternoons and typically 9-15 hours a week. There may be potential for extra hours such as evening babysitting or morning drop-offs.

You’ll get £9 per hour.

Why you should apply

  • It's rewarding: you'll play a really important part in helping a local working family, and you’ll form close bonds with children
  • It's local: we'll only match you with local families
  • It fits around your life: keep your mornings, evenings and weekends free

How we support you

You’ll receive training before you start, including our two hour 'nanny bootcamp', plus a paediatric First Aid course. We'll also pay for and process an enhanced DBS check for you if you don't already have one.

Find out why older adults are perfect for after school care

Read some testimonials from happy nannies and families here

Find out more about our application process

Please feel free to give one of the team a call on 0208 050 5678 if you have any questions.