A flexible alternative to a childminder

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Childminder vs. Nanny

Childcare at home

Nannies look after your children in your home. A childminder looks after children in their home.

Personalised care

A nanny looks after just your children, or one other family if it’s a nanny share. A childminder will have a mix of children and ages.

Routine and activities

A nanny can follow your routine, parenting style and plan activities tailored to your child. A childminder will run their setting independentlyand meet the needs of all the children.

Nannies in your local area

Vetted, reliable and simply brilliant

All-in pricing from £15.75 an hour in London and the home counties, and from £14 an hour in the rest of the UK. Per family, not per child.

If you’re considering a childminder but would prefer someone to look after your little ones at your house. A nanny is a great alternative.

Although nannies can cost more per hour, a childminder will charge per child and a nanny for all your children.

Our nannies come from a range of backgrounds with different tiers and experience so you can find the right person for your family and pay for only the days and times you need. 

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Ella

Part-time nanny

Illustrator and set painter Ella has been a part-time nanny for 2 years, and previously worked in a nursery

Experience: 4 years
Age Groups: 2-5 years
Availability: 5 days

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Gaia

Part-time nanny

Gaia has been volunteering at summer camps and babysitting a boy with autism alongside her Psychology degree

Experience: 1 year
Age Groups: 4-5 years
Availability: 3 days

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Sima

Part-time nanny

Sima has vast amounts of experience in nurseries and working with children with SEN, as well as being a mum to a grown-up son

Experience: 20 years
Age Groups: 2-9 years
Availability: 4 days

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Abdul Khalid

Part-time nanny

Abdul Khalid loves sports and is an energetic, hands-on big brother to his 3 younger sisters

Experience: 2 years
Age Groups: 4-6 years
Availability: 5 days

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Filter and search nannies

Easily search, interview & hire

Browse nannies in your area who meet your family’s needs. Message and arrange interviews and trials. Childcare heaven is just a few clicks away.

Hassle-free payments

All-in pricing and no admin headache

We do simple all-in pricing from £15.75 an hour in London and the home counties, and from £14 an hour in the rest of the UK.

The rates on our nanny profiles include tax, admin fees and any other extras. We don’t believe in finder’s fees.

We make sure your nanny’s employment is all above board with none of the admin hassle on you. You pay a one-off £99 employer setup fee towards this.

Our app allows you to seamlessly approve shifts and expenses.

Learn where your money goes

Ongoing support

Trained so your family flourishes

Our upfront training ensures your nanny knows what’s expected of them and how best to support busy working families.

Our experienced Support Team is always there to help your nanny. We provide heaps of activity and recipe ideas, and offer ongoing childcare training – in particular around supporting your child’s emotional wellbeing.

Learn more about our ongoing support

Why having a nanny can give you some "easy" days

Balance

Being a working parent is one big juggling act. Not having to do pick-ups or “top up” dinners after a long day can make family life less stressful.  

Focus on work, not fish fingers

You can give your job 100%  knowing your children are in caring arms. They’re relaxed in the sanctuary of their own home doing the activities they love.

Quality evenings

When you take over, the to-do list is done. Children have decompressed, eaten and finished their homework. Now it’s simply quality time, a chance to connect and then tuck them off to dreamland.

Mental health investment

Koru Kids families tell us time and time again that their nanny is a priceless mental health investment for the whole family. Kids are happier and calmer. And parents, having the space to breathe. 

Don't just take our word for it

Choose a nanny by desired experience level

Our hourly rates include everything: taxes, pension, insurance, pay rises for your nanny, our service fee for handling all your admin, and more.

<1 year of experience (£14.50-£17.10/hour)

For those looking for a fun, active, and super smart after school hero for your kids. These nannies are often university students.

1 year of experience (£17.25/hour)

Need a nanny with parental instinct or more experience? These nannies have their own kids or a minimum of 1 year of formal childcare experience.

2+ years of experience (£18/19 hour)

For those looking for more formal childcare experience, for example, in schools or nurseries. These nannies have 2+ years of formal experience.

3+ years of experience (£19/hour)

Looking for a professional nanny? Our career nannies have 3+ years of formal experience and lots of childcare expertise.

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You might be wondering

Once you’ve decided to hire one of our nannies, we’ll carry out an enhanced DBS check and invite them to attend our online Paediatric First Aid training course at no extra cost.
Our nannies cost £14-£19 per hour, per family, depending on your nanny’s childcare experience, where you live, and the number of hours of care you need. We don’t have any finder’s fees and our service fee is included in your hourly rate.
We’ll show you nannies that live close to you first so their travel time is reasonable for a shorter shift and their reliability can be assured. If you are looking for longer hours nannies are willing to travel further for more hours, so you should have plenty of choice of nannies with the experience you’re looking for.
Yes! When you decide to hire a nanny, it will be the same nanny working with your family on your agreed days and times.

Some can, but the lots can’t. If your nanny can drive it will be marked on their profile.

All of our nannies speak fluent English. For most, it’s their first language, but many speak other languages as well. Our nannies come from a range of backgrounds, so just let us know on the registration form if you have any language requirements and we’ll do our best to send you nannies who speak that language. If it’s a bonus rather than a deal breaker, the number of potential nannies we can show you really increases.

We have a range of nannies if all experiences. Many of our nannies looking for after school shifts only have experience with older children but many others are willing to work longer hours and have experience with babies and younger children. Look out for a run down of their experience on each profile.

All our nannies must pass our bespoke online training and Paediatric First Aid course before they start working. This has been developed by our in-house training team (made up of a former teacher and former nanny).
As you will be the legal employer of your nanny, the contract exists between you and them. Koru Kids will write the contract for you so you don’t need to worry. When we set up your contract, we will ask you to complete our set-up form which will ask for some preferences. We’ll then send out a draft version of your contract for you to review.
Our standard nanny contracts have a 2 week probation period with 24 hours notice. After the probation period, the notice period is 2 weeks. You can also choose to have an initial trial shift before offering the role to a nanny. If you do need to bring the contract to an end, you simply need to provide your nanny with the agreed notice period. We’ll be there to support you with all the next steps to ensure your contract is finalised.
Most Koru Kids contracts include a minimum of 9 hours a week, on average, during school term-time. If you hire your nanny for less than 9 hours a week during term-time you’ll pay an additional £1 an hour. We don’t charge finder’s fees and this allows us to give you and your nanny the same level of service and support. You’ll still need to offer at least 3 hours per week and the minimum you agree will be reflected in your nanny’s contract to ensure they have income security.

Yes! We are currently expanding to other parts of the UK. When you register with us we’ll instantly tell you if we have nannies available in your area.

You may be able to pay using childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare, provided your nanny is Ofsted registered. Please note, the vast majority of nannies will not be registered with Ofsted due to the part-time nature of the role. The cost and time to register usually outweighs the savings parents could make by using childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare.