Free training – so you can be your best

Koru Kids Training

Refresh your nanny skills with our specially designed online training course.

First Aid Training

We recommend redoing your First Aid training every 6 months, have a go with our easy course.

Safeguarding Support

This short course will help you feel confident with the key elements of safeguarding children.

Cooking & Recipe Help

Explore our recipe book for meal ideas that can be made by beginners or experienced cooks.

Accredited training

  • Access a range of free CACHE and NCFE accredited training courses.
  • The courses are all online and take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete, based on 1-2 hours of learning per week.
  • There are lots of different options, but our most popular is Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

Relationship with the parents

  • Asking for feedback sets the foundations for excellent communication between you and the parents. Our video series has great tips on how to approach this.
  • Nannying whilst the parents are working from home might not be straightforward. Watch our tips here on what to discuss with the parents.

Your Personal development

  • We want to invest in you. Not just while you’re working with Koru Kids but for the rest of your life.
  • Our CEO Rachel ran an incredible session sharing her experiences and what she’s learnt about the skills you need so that you can take on whatever life has to throw at you.

How do you build strong relationships with children?

The key to a great working relationship with the children is finding a balance between being fun and friendly but also setting boundaries to keep them safe and feel secure.

This video tells you how to find that balance.



What are the Koru Kids Standards?

Be there – always be available for their required shifts. If they absolutely cannot make a shift, provide the family with as much notice as possible

Be on time – plan ahead and leave enough time for unexpected delays in their journey to ensure they are on time

Be safe – prioritise the children’s safety at all times

Be in touch – communicate promptly and clearly

How can I get the kids involved in cooking?

Cooking with kids is a brilliant activity.

It’s fun, it’s creative, it involves reading and maths, it’s cultural, it’s practical… and you get something yummy to eat at the end of it!

Here are our tips for getting the kids involved:

Nannying while parents work from home

If the parents are at home while you’re working it can change the dynamic of your role but with good communication everyone can be on the same page and things will work out great.

This quick video shares the things it’s most important to discuss before you get started.

Supporting children with emotions

How to help with tantrums

How to handle a bored child

How to help children get on with one another

5 games to help children with their self control

Helping a child with anxiety

Marie Kondo on tidying with children

Homework Help

We’ve put together some videos to support you if you’re helping kids with their homework. There are loads of different techniques and approaches used, but we’ve shared some general ones.

Need some more support?

Talk to Koru Kids

If you need any additional support whilst working with your family, our support team are available to talk things through. 

You can also always email us at or speak to us over on live chat.

Ask our nanny community

Join the Koru Kids After School Nannies Facebook group.

Ask questions, chat with other nannies and get tips to make homework time run smoothly.

Send in your suggestions

We are always looking for new training or activity suggestions we can create for our nannies.

Let us know if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear them.