Does my nanny have the right to work in the UK?

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

Koru Kids checks the right to work in the UK of all nannies before you meet them. However as the employer, you need to check and keep a copy of their document too.

Your nanny should know exactly what to show you and we’ll ask them to bring it along to their first shift. You should take a photo of it to retain a dated copy for your records.

What documents are valid?

These are the most common documents used to prove right to work:

  • UK or Irish passport


  • UK or Irish Birth Certificate together with an official document showing their National Insurance number


Occasionally our nannies may have a different combination of documents to prove their right to work. A full list of options can be found here, however we are more than happy to advise if you are unsure as we will have checked these previously.

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