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Introduction to Koru Kids

Koru Kids is London’s fastest growing childcare service. We’re making it easier and more affordable for families to access high quality childcare.

Our after school service matches parents in London with top nannies and our nanny share service helps families to share their nanny with other local families.

We’ve been recruiting older adults to work as after school nannies. Here’s why…

Rachel Carrell, founder and CEO of Koru Kids

Finding after school care is hard. After school clubs are in high demand, the number of childminders in England has dropped by 27% since 2012 according to Ofsted, and most parents don’t have friends and family nearby to help.

Instead, many families want their children in a home environment after school. Parents want their children to feel safe and comfortable and have someone caring who will cook them dinner and get them ready for bed by the time we get home.

That’s why we’re recruiting and training amazing nannies to support families by providing them with after school care. And who better to help than older adults, many of whom have first-hand experience of what it takes to bring up children or grandchildren.

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Why we’re working with Rest Less

We’re working with Rest Less because we believe that over 50s are perfect for our childcare roles. They’re reliable, experienced and are capable of forming wonderful relationships with the families they work with. They’ve been a real hit with our families so far and we can’t wait to continue growing this nanny community.

What's it like to be a Koru Kids Nanny?

If you’re passionate about kids and want a fun and fulfilling job, you’ll fit right in at Koru Kids. The main day to day tasks include picking the kids up from school, helping them with their homework, preparing a simple meal and keeping them entertained until their parents get home.

The job hours are very flexible, and you choose a place to work that’s close to home. What’s more, Koru Kids offer you all the support you need, so you’ll never be left stranded not knowing what to do.

And with the job application process taking just a week, why not see if there’s a role near you today?

Find your perfect opportunity at Koru Kids today

Real-life stories

Glaucia, mother of four

Sixty-year-old Glaucia found a new reason to smile when she landed a job as a part-time nanny with Koru Kids. In her current role, she’s made to feel nothing but welcome, which she says is largely a consequence of the support she receives from Koru Kids.

She explained, “Koru Kids were so welcoming and I don’t feel like I am the odd one out because I’m older. I can engage with other nannies that are my age and I get so much support from the agency staff. Any time I call them with a concern or question, they answer quickly and I feel like they’re always there for me.”

Want to read Glaucia’s full story? Read more here.

Nashwah, mother of four, grandmother of two

Nashwah is a mother of four and grandma of two. She has a CACHE qualification and a science degree. She enjoys reading, going to the gym and going out on walks. She has cared for her friends’ children, doing the school run, helping with homework and cooking with them.

“As I am from the Middle East, my culture is different to that of most people in the UK. So, I would like to thank Koru Kids for providing this opportunity for people like me, which has introduced me to a different culture and allowed me to socialise and mix with different people either at school when I pick up the kids or in the park where I take the kids to play. Also, Koru Kids provides very good facilities such as a training course (Boot Camp), a First Aid course, the ability to choose my working days and hours, and most importantly being able to choose the family I work with which is not far from home. All Koru Kids staff are lovely, friendly and very supportive. I would strongly recommend Koru Kids for all nannies and families.”

Moira, Grandmother of two

Moira has three adult children and two grandchildren. She has previously worked in a primary school, done lots of babysitting and nannied full-time. She also worked in customer services and operations.

“I’m newly retired and here is a job that I’m qualified to do and that I could enjoy. The hours suit me too! I had worked in a primary school and had spent the last four years caring for my grandsons. Koru Kids arranged introductions to families and I start work with a lovely family next week.

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Koru Kids brand values

Our culture is informal, hard-working and kind. We’re all passionate about our mission and are determined to create a truly fantastic childcare service to help working parents. The team is friendly and we work at a fast pace – we are constantly challenging, testing and adapting the way we do things. We’re also really committed to working with integrity, doing the right thing and building a company we are truly proud of.

We take great care with who we hire and all team members are talented and lovely people. If you’re brilliant AND humble, you’ll fit right in.

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