For Nannies

Everything you need to know about applying to be a Koru Kids nanny, the matching process and how we support you once you are working with a family

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Thinking about applying?

Can you tell me about the job?

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Do you offer any short term roles?

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What is the application process like?

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How much will I get paid?

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If I have more experience can I earn more?

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What are the hours like?

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Do you have any weekend or evening jobs?

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Do you offer any roles with flexible hours?

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Do I need experience?

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Do I need qualifications?

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Why should I apply for this job?

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Will I be working with the same family?

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How long is it until I can start working?

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Do I need a DBS check before I apply?

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I’m not 18 yet. Can I apply?

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Do you only hire people of certain ages?

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Do I have to be a student?

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Do you have any male nannies?

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Do you have jobs outside London?

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Where will I be working?

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Do you have any jobs in my area?

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I’m looking for a job with full time hours. Can you help?

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How do you review my initial application?

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What happens at our phone interviews?

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General

My timetable is changing. What should I do?

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What if my availability for next term isn’t confirmed?

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Are travel expenses during my shift covered?

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What if I can’t work in the holidays?

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Can I take time off for a holiday?

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Can I get work on the weekends and in the holidays?

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Are there any longer shifts available?

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I have a placement. What should I do?

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I’m not very good at cooking or comfortable cooking certain things. Does that matter?

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I’m not comfortable working with pets. Does this matter?

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Does it matter if I don’t have a car or I can't drive?

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What if I have another postcode I would be happy to work from?

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My postcode has changed. What should I do?

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How does my responsiveness affect my search?

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Can I bring my own child along?

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Can I look after the kids at my house?

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I have a health condition that might affect my work. What should I do?

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Borrowing money from your employer

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Expenses - using cash and cards appropriately

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References

What references do I need to provide?

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What references do I need to provide if I haven’t had any professional childcare experience?

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What references do I need to provide if I want to show my professional experience?

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Can I use a family member or partner as a reference?

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Do I need different references if I want to work with under 4s?

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What do I need to provide for the 'Background Checks' part of the application process?

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Do I need to get permission from my reference before I submit the references form?

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What if my references live abroad?

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What if my references don’t speak English?

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Have you got my form with my reference information?

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Can I change my reference?

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When will you contact my references?

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Will the references get sent to families that want to hire me?

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Will I get to see what my references say?

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Working with a Family

Our Top Tips

We’ve helped thousands of nannies get off to a smooth start. Here's what we've learnt about how to quickly settle into your new role.
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How do I know how the parents think things are going?

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How do I work out the right portion sizes for the children I look after?

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How can I keep the kids safe while cooking?

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What is an end of shift handover?

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What's the difference between a good nanny and a great one?

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How can I get the kids involved in cooking?

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How does cooking fit into my role?

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How do I build a strong relationship with the children I work with?

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Why are monthly feedback sessions important and what should they cover?

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What support does Koru Kids offer?

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How do I write about my nannying experience on my CV?

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No longer working with your family

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Returning the family's keys

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How do I respond to a safeguarding incident?

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