Simple hourly pricing.

Choose a nanny based on their experience level

We base our nannies rates on their experience level. We reference this experience before setting the nanny on a higher tier. Our hourly rates includes; your nannies wage, registering you with HMRC, paying your employer taxes, pension and insurance. It covers our service fee for finding, training and vetting them plus VAT. You’ll also get monthly payroll and continued support and coaching for your nanny.  

<1 year of experience (£15.75-£17.10/hour)

These nannies are often university students who will have volunteered, babysat or nannied before but haven’t worked continuously in childcare for a year yet.

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/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.

What makes up the nanny's hourly rate?

Their wage

Your nanny’s wage and their holiday pay 

Finding your nanny

Recruiting, ID checks, referencing, nanny training, first aid training and an enhanced DBS check. We also include Public Liability Insurance costs.

Handing your employer obligations

Leave the admin to us. We take care of contracts, payroll, HMRC setup, National Insurance and pension contributions. For your first nanny, you pay a £129 employer set up fee towards this. You only ever pay this once.

Ongoing support

We have a dedicated team to help your nanny succeed. We offer top-up training, 1:1 coaching, access to a best-in-class activity bank, and extra support via our app.

How you'll pay your nanny

Each month your nanny submits their shifts in our app, you approve them and are invoiced. If you don’t work with your nanny for the minimum hours (during term-time) you’ve agreed in their contract, you’ll still be billed for them.

With your first nanny, we charge a £129 non-refundable employer setup fee. You only ever pay this once. We have no hidden costs.

You’ll pay for the first four week’s childcare in advance. This is to pay your nanny’s final invoice. Don’t worry, we will refund any hours you overpay from their final month with you.

Flow diagram of after school nanny service pay structure over time

A reliable income for your nanny

We know families need different amounts of childcare. We balance this with making sure our nannies have a reliable income. 

We don’t allow our nannies to have zero hour contracts, so when you hire your nanny you’ll need to commit to a number of regular hours.

If you hire a nanny for less than 9 hours a week during term-time, you’ll pay an additional £1 an hour and you’ll still need to offer at least 3 hours per week. 

See full details of our minimum hour policy here.

Can I share a nanny with another family?

Yes! Our nannies can look after children from two families at the same time. It’s a brilliant option if you’d like your children to benefit from a play mate while still getting all the benefits of a nanny. Plus, it’s just £10 per hour, per family and the nanny gets a pay rise too.

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 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. We can also set up short-term contracts if you don’t need a nanny on an on-going basis.
 
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.
For regular contracts the minimum number of hours a week is 3.
 
For a short-term contract the minimum hours for the whole contract is 20 hours.
 
If you need a nanny for less than 9 hours each week, an additional £1 surcharge will apply. This is to ensure we can provide the same level of service throughout the period of your contract.

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.

Nannies will look after your children in your home vs. a childminder who works in their home. 

Nannies typically work for one family or two if it’s a nanny share. A childminder will look after children from multiple families.