This help centre article was written for anyone thinking of applying to become a childminder in the Koru Kids' Home Nursery service

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

  • This includes but is not restricted to the following: Safeguarding, Safe Sleep, Food Hygiene, Food Allergy Awareness, EYFS training, and Assessment Visit Training.

  • Click here to read more about our 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.

  • Please keep in mind that if you cannot attend a booked session and do not cancel within 72 hours of the session's date you will be charged for this session.

Outdoor learning

We pay for your Outdoor learning training delivered by our partner Liberty Woodland School.

  • This is a full day of in-person training

  • Please keep in mind that if you cannot attend a booked session and do not cancel within 72 hours of the session's date, you will be charged for this session.

DBS checks

We pay for your enhanced DBS check, which costs around £50.

  • 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 Morton Michel.

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 reimburse you for this cost if you become a registered childminder with us.

  • We will cover the costs up to a maximum of £100, 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.

Koru Kids fee

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

  • So we don’t earn money until you do!

  • This fee covers all of the upfront costs mentioned above, the training, and all of our ongoing support.

  • The more you earn, the less you pay.

    We think you should be celebrated for growing your business, not penalised. So when you hit over £60k lifetime earnings, you become eligible for a Koru Kids fee reduction to 6%.


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