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Nanny Hiring Brought into the 21st Century

Our search service specialises in full day professional nannies for under 5s.

We’ve used the best of tech and humans so you can find your family’s perfect nanny, but without any hassle.

Whether it’s your first time recruiting a nanny and it feels daunting, or you’ve done this before and still carry the scars – don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ve taken care of all the fiddly bits to create a seamless service.

We only accept the top 10% of nannies, so you’re getting access to the best and if you need a helping hand we’re only ever a phone call or WhatsApp away.

Nanny vs. Nursery

Is a nanny right for your family?

Nannies offer personalised care in your home. Your little one gets to stay in their familiar environment in the rhythm and routine they’re used to.

Nannies can tailor your child’s day around their interests whether that’s spending time outdoors, visiting farms or splashing in the swimming pool. 

If you’ve heard tales of nursery bugs galore then you’ll be reassured nannies can look after and comfort children when they’re sick. 

Your day will also be less rushed as nannies can work longer days and you don’t have to rush for pick ups and drop offs. 


Tell us what's important to you

Advertising your job

When you register we’ll ask the questions that matter to nannies. Making sure your job description appeals to the best nannies.

Hiring your nanny

Access to the very best

The top 10% of nannies

We’ll give you access to our network of top nannies so you can shortlist, interview and trial nannies at the click of a button.

We have years of experience in recruiting nannies so we can select the very best. We look for:

  • Experience – 3+ years experience as a nanny for under 5s, or less with experience in nurseries or childminders plus additional childcare qualifications.
  • References – Two glowing references 
  • Vetting – A valid First aid certificate, Enhanced DBS check and right to work checks
  • Quality – Nannies must meet our core competencies including strong judgement, empathy for children and parents, great communication and feedback skills and reliability

Employer support

Keeping things above board

We include all our employer support for free for the first year - worth £350 + VAT.

There are lots of boxes to tick when legally employing a nanny – we’ll take care of these giving you peace of mind.

  • Contracts – We’ll draft and support teasing out any issues with role expectancy
  • Taxes & pensions – We’ll register your nanny with HMRC and the Pensions regulator
  • DBS checks & first aid – We’ll process an enhanced DBS check and check they have a valid first aid certificate
  • Payroll – We’ll issue your nanny’s payslip so you can pay them directly.
  • Taxes & Pensions – We’ll collect their tax and pension contributions from you by direct debit and pay them on your behalf (no sitting on hold!)
  • Settling in support – We’ll give your our settling in guides and always be available to help
  • Ongoing support – Your nanny can access our training, Poppin (our AI activity generator) and speak to our childcare coaches if they need help

Our goal is to set you and your nanny up for success without adding to your to-do list.


Our fee is 10% of your nanny’s gross annual wage plus VAT. 

Example: A 30 hour a week nanny who earns £16 p/h gross has a gross salary of £24,960. So our one-off fee would be £2496 + VAT.

Our Employer admin is free for the first year and costs £350 + VAT thereafter. 

Don't just take our word for it

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You might be wondering

Nannies set their hourly rate. This is in “gross” in addition you’ll have to pay Employer NI and their pension contribution. 
The Koru Kids fee is 10% of their annual gross salary.
It depends. Some nannies might have worked in an area for years but not live there. Others will live close-by. Many are happy to travel for the right family and job.

It varies. Some nannies will drive and have their own car. Some will have a driving licence so can be insured on your family car.

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.

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. 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.

You may be able to pay using childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare, provided your nanny is Ofsted registered. Some nannies will have an existing registration and others will need to register. We can provide you with all the information to do this. It usually costs about £500 as your nanny will need to attend certain training on-top of the registration fee.

Many nannies will have Enhanced DBS checks and First Aid certificates that are still valid. If they have expired we’ll run a new DBS and book them onto an in-person First Aid course before they start.