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Pre-registration training

Koru Kids pay for all of the training you need to become a registered childminder.

  • This includes over £3,000 of training on the following topics: Safeguarding, Sleep Training, Food Hygiene, Food Allergy Awareness, EYFS training and Pre-Registration Visit Training.

  • Click here to read more about our pre-registration training.

First aid training

We pay for your paediatric first aid course through our partners Tigerlily.

  • This is a 12-hour course: 6 hours of in-person training, and 6 hours of online training which can be done in your own time.

  • You will receive a certificate on completion.

DBS checks

We pay for your enhanced DBS check.

  • We also cover the upfront cost of any additional DBS checks that you need done (for anyone over 16 who lives with you), but we do take this cost off your first pay cheque (£5 per check).

We ask that you cover the cost of your DBS update service.

  • This is a low cost of £13 per year.


  • You will be covered by our Public Liability insurance with Michel Morton.

£500 home set-up grant

We also offer a select few childminders a £500 Home Setup interest-free loan.

  • You can use this to buy any kit you need to make your home a safe and happy environment for the children you care for, saving you even more money on upfront costs.

Health declaration

Your health declaration form is an early step in the process.

  • The cost varies anywhere from £0–£100 depending on your GP practice.

  • We will offer to reimburse you for this cost after your background checks have been completed, so please keep a copy of the receipt.

  • We will guide you through the process of getting this carried out, and provide you with the form.

£50 refundable deposit

In order to unlock all of the costs above, we ask that you pay a small refundable deposit of £50.

  • We take a deposit as a sign of your commitment to work with Koru Kids. We invest a lot of money, time and love into making sure that you become an excellent childminder, so we need to know that you’re in this with us!

  • Your deposit is completely refundable with your first pay cheque from Koru Kids.

Koru Kids fee

We take a fee of 10% of your earnings from parents.


Have any questions? Send us an email to earlyeducators@korukids.co.uk

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