Chapter 1
Written by Rachel, founder of Koru Kids and mum of 3, our childcare guide covers everything you need to know to find the right childcare for your family.
Rachel CarrellJun 2024
Chapter 2
Read our complete childcare guide to help you find the right childcare to suit your family.
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Chapter 3
Not sure where to start with nurseries, nannies or au pairs? Read our comprehensive childcare guide to help you find the right childcare for your little one.
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Chapter 4
Read our comprehensive guide to the after school or wraparound childcare choices there are in the UK, so you can find the right childcare for your family.
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Chapter 5
School holidays bring freedom and fun for children, but for working parents, it can be a logistical challenge. Eight weeks in one go when you only get 28 days…
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Chapter 6
Why do families choose to use childcare agencies instead of going direct? Read our guide to find out, and make an informed decision about your childcare.
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Chapter 7
If you’re new to the UK and struggling with UK childcare terminology, we get it. That’s why we’ve created this handy cheat-sheet.
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Chapter 8
The cost of childcare in the UK can vary significantly depending on type of childcare, location, hours required, and age of your child.
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Chapter 9
There is Government support to help you cover your childcare costs – for a full breakdown of what they are and how to access them read our guide today.
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Chapter 10
Part of our comprehensive childcare guide, we break down everything to do with the EYFS, from the research its based on to how it’s kept up to date with modern life.
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Chapter 11
The EYFS isn’t just for childcare providers; there’s plenty for parents to know too. Read our handy guide to what you need to know about the EYFS.
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Chapter 12
In our childcare guide we’ve shared some of the best questions to ask nurseries or childminders to get the answers you need to make informed decisions about your childcare
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Chapter 13
Including what to ask for and what questions to ask to get the answers you need to hear to move forward with a nanny.
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Chapter 14
Read our guide to know what you should consider when choosing childcare that’s right for your family – it’s not about what’s right or wrong, just what’s right for you!
Rachel CarrellJun 2024
Chapter 6
Going through childcare agencies
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Childminder agencies 

A childminder agency usually facilitates the connection between families looking for childcare and their registered childminders. Their role is to streamline the process of finding suitable childcare by matching families with available childminders who meet their specific needs and preferences.

Most childminder agencies will offer core services including:

Childminder agencies streamline the process of finding, vetting and securing a place with a childminder by offering a curated selection of pre-screened childminders and providing additional support and administrative assistance throughout the childcare arrangement.

Nanny agencies 

A nanny agency is a service that connects families with nannies to provide childcare in the family’s home. 

Nanny agencies can vary considerably, and some may have specialisms like only having after-school nannies or travel nannies registered with them. 

The level of support nanny agencies provide can also vary, but most will help:

While families can independently search for and hire nannies without the help of an agency, working with a nanny agency offers several advantages. Agencies provide access to a pool of pre-screened and qualified candidates, saving you time and effort in the recruitment process. Additionally, agencies offer ongoing support, administrative assistance, and peace of mind throughout the nanny employment period.