Early years full-day nannies - the cost lowdown

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Headline costs for our concierge full-day nanny service

  • Full-day nannies typically cost between £13-£18 per hour (gross). A very experienced nanny may be more.

  • You need to allow around 11-12% in addition for this to cover your employer tax contributions, national insurance and pension contributions.

  • You pay Koru Kids a one-off service fee of £1,500 on contract - which covers the cost of our checks and mandatory training, as well as your running ongoing payroll and employer support. This second part saves you £500 a year that you'd have to pay to a payroll company.

  • For a full-time nanny (40 hours a week) at £13 an hour you're looking at an annual cost of circa £33,000.

  • You need to pay for 28 days of paid holiday - typical in a full-day nanny contract. This is included in the figure above.

Are you looking for an after-school nanny?

Koru Kids has a different fee structure for our after-school nannies. We charge from £13.50 an hour all-inclusive of our fee and any extras.

For those hires we do NOT charge a £1,500 fee.

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What our £1,500 fee covers

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Getting your nanny set up

  • We will find you a nanny to meet your needs and introduce you.

  • We will rigorously vet them - taking and checking out references and running an enhanced DBS check (if they haven't already got one).

  • We will ensure your nanny has taken a 12 hour paediatric first-aid training course.

  • We will draw up your contract and negotiate out any niggles on your behalf.

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Keeping things ticking over

  • Each month run your payroll, so your nanny can be paid accurately and on time.

  • We will register you with HMRC and the Pensions Regulator and ensure your contributions are correct.

  • We keep on top of any changes to employment law that might affect you so that you are always fully-compliant as an employer.

  • We provide public liability insurance so that your nanny is covered.

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Holding your hand

  • We are there to help you overcome any niggles of day-to-day employer issues, so you're never alone to sort things.

  • Our childcare coaches (teachers, long-standing nannies and early years experts) are on hand to give your nanny any advice or mentoring they need day-to-day.

  • We can help with early years learning advice, weaning, sleep, activities and everything in-between.

The (not so) small print

We pride ourselves on the transparency of our costs so here's the small print. Written quite big.

  • Our fee includes VAT.

  • Our fee is payable once at the start of your contract. If you stay with that nanny you never pay any more to us - unless you choose to offer your nanny some of our fantastic additional training.

  • If you break up with your nanny within 2 months (regardless of the reason) we will waive your fee when you rematch with us. This applies to long term arrangements of more than 3 months. For short term arrangements will will waive the fee for a rematch within 2 weeks.

  • You can have a (paid) trial with your nanny up to 20 hours before deciding to offer a role. We'll sort the set up and payment.

  • You are under no obligation to use our payroll service - if you prefer not to - but this does not result in any discount on the fee. Your nanny will not be covered under our public liability insurance if you do not use our payroll service.

  • We will take our payments via Direct Debit. You pay the nanny's net salary direct to them, or via Tax-Free Childcare.

Learn more or read our Terms and Conditions

Using Tax Free Childcare

Tax free childcare is a government scheme that gets you up to £2,000 off your annual childcare bill.

To qualify neither you nor your partner can individually earn £100,000.

We can arrange for your nanny to become Ofsted Registered so that you can take advantage of this scheme. There is a cost involved in this - but it is vastly offset by the savings you'll make.

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