How Koru Kids pay works


Your starting pay depends on your previous childcare experience

You’ll start on between £9 and £12 per hour (including holiday pay). You can also earn more the longer you work as a Koru Kids nanny.


£9-9.99 per hour

You have some experience of looking after children, such as regular babysitting for family and friends or working at an after school club. You might have had a couple of months of nannying experience, or been a tutor.

If you are under 21, you'll start on £9 per hour, which includes your holiday pay. If you are aged between 21 to 22 you will receive £9.37 per hour (including holiday pay), and if you are over 23 you will receive £9.99 per hour (including holiday pay).


£10.25 per hour

Your children may have grown up and can look after themselves, but you still know the ins and outs of caring for children, or you might provide regular care for your grandchildren.


£10.25, £11 or £12 per hour

You’ve worked as a teacher, teaching assistant, nursery worker, nanny, childminder, lunchtime or passenger assistant, or similar roles.

Your rate is based on the length of your experience and roles you've had:

• £10.25 for 1+ years of experience
• £11 for 2+ years of experience (excluding lunchtime or passenger assistant)
• £12 for 3+ years of experience as a nanny or childminder only


Earn more the longer you work

Don’t worry if you’re not eligible for a higher starting rate - you’ll earn more the longer you work as a Koru Kids nanny! We are dedicated to fairly rewarding our nannies by recognising the skills and experience you'll gain as a Koru Kids nanny.

You’ll get an extra 50p per hour after only 6 months of working with us, and a further 50p per hour after 12 months if your feedback from families is good.

More details about our pay tiers

Already a Koru Kids nanny?

We want to make sure you’re paid correctly based on your childcare experience. If you’re already a Koru Kids nanny, but don’t think your pay is right, please let us know so we can adjust your pay.


Income you can rely on

Families need different amounts of childcare and we try to support this as much as possible. We balance this with making sure our nannies can rely on their income. We don’t allow zero hour contracts, so when you agree to work with a family they'll commit to paying you for a regular number of hours each week during term time.

Find out more about this here.