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Location

  • The main difference between the 2 services is that with the Nanny service, a nanny comes to your house to look after your child. With our Home Nursery service, you go to the Early Educator’s home where they look after your child.

  • Day-to-day our home nurseries follow a set routine. The Early Educator will spend a large part of the day out and about with the children - exploring green spaces, burning off energy, visiting libraries and getting to know their local community. They’ll then come back for a home-cooked meal at lunchtime followed by a quiet nap in a dark room in the early afternoon.

  • A nanny will only be caring for your child so the routine can be bespoke to their needs and your preferences.

If you are interested in employing a Koru Kids nanny, please read here for more information on the process.

Cost

  • Our nannies start at £13.50 an hour. Our home nurseries start from £6.50 an hour.

  • You can use Tax-Free Childcare, Childcare Vouchers and 15/30 Funded Hours to pay for your Home Nursery space - this isn’t typically available for our nannies as they are not Ofsted registered.

Age and number of children

  • A nanny looks after your children only (unless you have organised a nanny share).

  • In a home nursery, there will be a maximum of 3 children under the age of 5 per adult, and a maximum of six children in total (if the Early Educator works with an assistant which allows them to double their ratios).

Hours

  • A nanny can be flexible to work the hours that suit you - full or part-time.

  • With our Home Nursery service, we ask you to commit to at least 3 half (5 hour) days per week. Our Early Educators may be open to fewer hours or may require more, depending on their availability. Opening hours are typically 8 am - 6 pm.

Training & Qualifications

  • Whilst both our nannies and Early Educators are vetted, background checked and trained in safeguarding and first aid.

  • Our Early Educators have undertaken an additional 40 hours of training on how to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage - the curriculum that nurseries and reception classes follow. Early Educators also do a full day outdoor learning training to give them the skills to turn any outdoor space into an engaging and exciting learning environment.


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