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Work part time in childcare

Help a family

Love spending time with kids?

At Koru Kids, we help families with the most important job there is – taking care of the next generation.

You’ll work directly for a local family picking up from school, making the children dinner, helping with homework and playing with the children.

It’s rewarding, meaningful work, where you can use your experience and talents to nurture children. No two days are the same!

Earn money doing something you love.

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Application process

We'll guide you every step of the way

  • Apply online using our short form (5-10 minutes)

  • If we have some questions we’ll call you the next working day (10mins)

  • Complete our interactive online training (90mins)

  • Create your profile to be matched to a great local family

Learn more about our application process

Pay & benefits

Rewarding work that's really valued

You’ll be paid via Koru Kids but employed by the family. You’ll have full employment rights (no zero hour contracts!).

Pay is based on experience – if you’ve raised your own family you’ll start on £12.75 per hour and if you’ve got 3+ years of childcare experience you’ll start on £13.95 per hour.

Learn more about what you can earn

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Support for you

We're with you every step

  • Our experienced Support Team is only ever a phone call away

  • Free ongoing Koru Kids training

  • Access to our online nanny community

  • Regular activity and recipe ideas

  • Access free CACHE training

  • Support to become a childminder if you want to make childcare your full-time career

Learn more about our training

Standard experience

£11 - £12.85 per hour

You’ve regularly babysat for family and friends. You might have volunteered with children, worked at an after school club or have other childcare experience.

  • £11/11.75 per hour (including holiday pay) in London/outside London if you are under 21
  • £12.85 per hour (including holiday pay) if you are 21+

Parental experience

£12.85 - £13 per hour

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

  • £12.85/13 per hour (including holiday pay) in London/outside London

Professional experience

£13 - £13.95 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:

  • £12.85/£13 for 1+ years of experience for London/outside London
  • £13/£13.45 for 2+ years of experience London/outside London
  • £13.50/£13.95 for 3+ years of experience as a nanny or childminder.

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Other frequently asked questions

You’ll get to see the ages of the kids before you start chatting to a family or accept a job. Most families are looking for care for children aged 4-11yrs.

No – you can become a nanny in many locations across the UK including Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Surrey, Hertforshire, and Berkshire.

No – anyone over the age of 18 can become a nanny.

You’ll be able to see where the families live when searching for roles so you can pick a location convenient for you. After collecting the children from school, you’ll spend most of your time in their house.

Yes – most nannies only work for one family.

No – you don’t need any formal qualifications or experience to become a nanny. However, we do like to see that you have spent time with kids in the past (and that you enjoyed it!).

Most families are looking for a minimum commitment of 3 months to give you time to settle in with the kids and their routines. 

You’ll also be able to do a trial shift with the family before you accept the job.

Nannies typically only look after one families children (or in a nanny share two families children). Nannies work in the children’s home whereas childminders work in their own home looking after children from different families. You can find more information on childminding here.