Koru Kids is building the world's best childcare service. We're growing fast and looking for smart, nice, driven people to join our team.
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About Koru Kids
Koru Kids is building the world’s best childcare service, starting in London. We’re making it easier and more affordable for families to access high quality childcare. We’re growing like crazy, are backed by fantastic investors, including top venture capitalists and business angels such as Michael Pennington the founder of Gumtree, and have won a ton of awards for our technology, people and social impact.
We work from a beautiful co-working space near Old St in central London. The office has showers, bike storage, free snacks and drinks, and a programme of social events.
We have an amazing team with backgrounds including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, McKinsey, BCG, KPMG, and some of London’s top startups.
Our culture is informal, hard-working and kind. We’re all passionate about our mission and are determined to create a truly fantastic childcare service to help working parents. The team is friendly and we work at a fast pace – we are constantly challenging, testing and adapting the way we do things. We’re also really committed to working with integrity, doing the right thing and building a company we are truly proud of.
We take great care with who we hire and all team members are talented and lovely people. If you’re brilliant AND humble, you’ll fit right in.
We can't fully capture what working at Koru Kids feels like, but here's our best attempt to give you a sense…. Every new starter in the Koru Kids team meets with our founder and CEO Rachel in their first week, to talk about our company values and what they really mean in practice. We recorded one of these sessions, and here it is. In this recording, Rachel meets with Adam, a software developer on Day 5 of his job with Koru Kids. She outlines our commitments to transparency, quick decisions, humility, continuous personal growth, recognising that we are humans and not robots, respecting each others' time, and our no dickheads policy.
A series of conversations with the top team at Koru Kids
We want to give candidates a really good sense of who is in the Koru Kids team, and how we work together. So we have recorded a series of short conversations between CEO and founder Rachel and a few members of the team. Totally unedited… with gaffes and swearing left lovingly intact…
HEAD OF MARKETING, REBECCA, AND MARKETING MANAGER KELLIE
"I was so drawn by the complexity of the problem and I was immediately drawn into solving it…. It's the best team I've ever worked on and I feel like I've hit the jackpot really"
Kellie and Rebecca, both in our marketing team, talk about Koru Kids culture, mission and vision, and what it feels like to work here.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, AN NGUYEN
"It's such a hard problem and being able to tackle that is really fun"
Koru Kids COO An Nguyen talks about why he joined Koru Kids, what he's looking for in a hire, and why we hire in a weird way at Koru Kids.
HEAD OF ENGINEERING, MICHAEL BAIRD
In this recording, Michael talks to Rachel about why he joined Koru Kids, what kind of team he's building, the technical problems we're working on, and what kind of engineer will flourish at Koru Kids.
HEAD OF PRODUCT, MARK JAMES
In this recording Mark talks about why he is passionate about figuring out ‘what it means for humans to flourish’, and why Koru Kids is the best place to be to work on that problem. He also talks about what kind of people we are looking to bring into the team, what makes him end an interview thinking, ‘Argh, I really want to work with this person!’ and his ‘douchebag check’.
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