What is the notice period?

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This help centre article has been written for the Koru Kids nanny service

Our standard nanny contract has a probation period of 2 weeks, where you or your nanny must give 24 hours notice to end the contract.  After this probation period, the notice period is 2 weeks.

As you're the legal employer of the nanny, you're free to negotiate different terms if you wish, and we can change the contract accordingly. It's always best to get such changes in writing, to ensure there's a written record of your nanny agreeing to the amended terms.

It’s important to note that UK employment law around notice periods is weighted in favour of the employee (in this case, the nanny). It’s highly unlikely, but if they quit without working their notice period, you cannot withhold pay for hours they’ve already worked.

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