Why I love working with kids: reasons to work in childcare

There are so many reasons people love working with kids – let’s explore them, and why our nannies and childminders love doing what they do.

Some of the reasons people choose to and love working with kids include:

  • Supporting children’s early and childhood development
  • Having an opportunity to explore the world again, through little eyes
  • Playing a key role in shaping future generations
  • Being able to focus their career around having fun


There are loads of different careers that involve working with children, from play therapy to childcare to sports coaching. In each of those areas, the same things are at the focus of peoples jobs – providing the best experiences for kids, and loving every minute of it.

What Koru Kids nannies and childminders say

Those are some universal thoughts and feelings on what people love about working with kids. We’ve also had a look at some of our Koru Kids childminders and nannies profiles and applications, to see why they choose to work with kids and what they love about it. Here’s what they had to say:

“I’m a creative person and I think that’s a big part of being a nanny – it’s really rewarding. It’s a chance every day to exercise your creativity being with kids. The kids are really creative, so we fit really well together and they love reading which I love. The boy is also mad about football which I love too. No two days are ever the same. You are always on your toes and active and the days just fly by. Kids are so present so you need to be present with them – you get to be childish again!”

“There’s nothing more rewarding than being a child again yourself and looking after kids. Knowing you’ve contributed to a nice childhood is so rewarding! I really love supporting kids, and being there for them, knowing that I’m making a difference.”

“You have fun (whilst being responsible) and you really know when you’ve done a good job. You know you’ve worked hard but it’s been fun and that’s rewarding.”

“I love working with kids, it’s rewarding and a great way to learn crucial things about being a future parent. Being brought up in a big family has taught me a lot about childcare and the special touch it needs to ensure communication is strong and that our respect for one another is equally balanced. I’m a teacher so I have a lot of experience with different types of children from different backgrounds.”

“I find being around children to be uplifting and energising, especially when invited to view the world through their lens and explore their curiosity with them. Their abundant creativity, playfulness and innocence feels therapeutic to me.”

If you’re interested in starting a career working with kids and loving your job, you can explore becoming a part-time nanny or childminder.