Koru Kids is Ofsted-registered as a Childminder Agency. This gives us statutory powers to qualify and inspect childminders. All our Early Educators are rigorously vetted, trained, and fully registered through us.
We formally inspect our Early Educators before they start, and then every year without fail. And we have lots of contact with them in between times as they take additional training and hone their skills.
This means we have day-to-day oversight over how they practice. This is very different to Ofsted-registered childminders who may only be inspected every 5 years.
You can read an up-to-date inspection report for each of our Early Educators on their home nursery page.
Best in class training
Our Early Educators go through extensive training before they begin, strengthened by ongoing professional development in their day-to-day practice. Training includes:
Early Years Learning & Development (EYFS)
Outdoor play-based learning
Positive behaviour management
Paediatric First Aid
Safe sleep and food hygiene
Professional practice and meeting parents expectations
Before they begin, our Early Educators are thoroughly vetted, assessed on their knowledge, and their home setting is inspected by one of our highly experienced assessors. Checks include:
Enhanced DBS checks on all members of the household and regular visitors
Local Authority and financial searches
References and checks on professional history
Personal health assessment
Health and safety checks on their home environment
Carrying the admin load
Koru Kids takes care of the majority of paperwork for your home nursery so that your Early Educator can focus on the children and spend their time planning the next adventure. Our support includes:
Your billing and invoicing
Claiming government funded hours, and administration of Tax-Free Childcare
Insurance and statutory requirements
Ensuring their policies and procedures are up to date
Customer service support for them—and you
Koru Kids delivers 21st century childcare, which means our training and practice is kept up to date with the latest research around child development and contemporary thinking amongst parents.
We constantly keep your Early Educator fresh on everything, from baby-led weaning to critical thinking in toddlers.
Community of practice
Our Early Educators all gain ongoing mentoring via a lively community where they can reflect on their practice and receive advice and guidance from other skilled practitioners.
From sharing successful sand-based play ideas to carrot and oat cookie recipes, they never feel isolated and never get stuck in a rut.
Head office advisors
Koru Kids is on call to give the best possible guidance to all our home nurseries, day-in-day-out.
We have experts in statutory responsibilities, safeguarding and health and safety, finance and business operation, early years learning and development, and outdoor education. Early Educators are never left without an answer.