This help centre article has been written for Koru Kids' Home Nursery service
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.
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).
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.