Questions from parents

Can the nanny also sleep over?

A good night’s sleep is very important. The night nanny ensures that your (newborn) baby is perfectly taken care of, while you can sleep and rest. The conditions for a night nanny:

  •  If the baby is sleeping, the night nanny should also be given the opportunity to sleep. So a sofa bed or regular bed is a requirement.
  • The baby can sleep in the room with the night nanny, or you can place a baby monitor in the nanny’s room.

Ideally, an introduction between the night nanny and the family should take place beforehand. When both parties are enthusiastic, the first night nanny service can be arranged.

Does the nanny also do (light) housework?

Yes, our nannies do more than just babysitting: they cook, pick up and bring children to school or clubs and help out in your household. Discuss with your nanny when she can give you a hand.

Can the nanny come on holiday with us?

Yes, she can. With a holiday nanny you and your family can have proper quality time, but are also free to go out with just the two of you, knowing that your child(ren) are safe and secure with their own nanny.

Can the nanny come along to a party, wedding or other occasion?

Our wedding nanny or event nanny will be present at the venue throughout the day. She will do fun activities with the children and make sure the parents have nothing to worry about. If necessary, she can also stay overnight so you (parents) can have a good night’s sleep.

In which cities do you have nannies?

Korall’s Kids Care nannies are present in Amsterdam, Leiden, The Hague, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Zwolle, Amersfoort, Alkmaar & Utrecht. Is your location not there, let us know! We will arrange a nanny in your town, city or region.

What is the hourly rate at Korall’s Kids Care?

The hourly rate at Korall’s Kids Care varies per service. Below is an overview of our rates.

  • Babysitting: €22,50 including VAT per hour
  • Night nanny service (package of 10 hours): Standard package €250 including VAT
  • Night shift for twins (babies <1 year old): Standard package €299 including VAT
  • Event Nanny request a quote via email 
  • Mediation fee (only for one-time use of our service): €65 including VAT
  • Administration fee per calendar month: €24.99 including VAT
  • Online intake interview: €79 including VAT

How quickly can I find a nanny or babysitter?

Plan an intake with us via this link . We’ll get to know each other and discuss your specific wishes and needs. So we would say roughly – until finding a perfect match – it will take up to 2 weeks in total (unless there is a waiting list).

 

Questions from nannies

How can I apply to be a nanny?

Mail your CV + motivation letter to info@koralls-kids-care.coml and who knows, maybe you will be invited to an interview and soon you will be working as a nanny at Korall’s Kids Care (KKC).

What experience should I have if I want to apply?

If you are studying pedagogy or educational sciences (or have already obtained this degree) you have found to the right company! We work exclusively with nannies who have a pedagogical educational background.

Can I babysit fixed days per week?

We offer various services for families, including flexible babysitting at home and fixed days. You can babysit whenever you have time, which is very convenient!

Can I babysit on a flexible basis?

We offer various services for families, including flexible babysitting at home and fixed days. You can babysit whenever you have the time, which is very convenient!

What is my hourly rate?

Your hourly rate will be between €12,50 and €15 per hour. For a night nanny night you will get €150 for 10 hours. 

What does the selection process look like?

We do an extensive screening of everyone who wants to work with us, to make sure you are a reliable and trustworthy babysitter. After the screening, there will be an interview. This interview usually takes 20/30 minutes and we ask you application questions such as: ‘How would you handle it if you were walking with your nanny child in the supermarket, and he or she starts crying really hard’? If you also wants to do night shifts, you have to go through another interview, this interview will be with our night nanny manager. Here you will go through our night nanny manual, and will go over the basic things.

In which cities can I babysit?

You can babysit in Amsterdam, Leiden, The Hague, Haarlem, Rotterdam and Utrecht. But if you live in a different city or town and still want to come work with us, you are free to send us an email (info@koralls-kids-care.com). We are expanding rapidly, and have a waiting list for families in other cities/towns, so you might just be the perfect match for a family in your hometown!

How old do I have to be to babysit at Korall’s Kids Care?

We work with 18+ nannies and you need to study pedagogy or educational sciences (or have obtained a diploma). We think it is of the utmost importance you have a genuine interest in children and their development.

Questions about Korall’s Kids Care

How much does Korall’s Kids Care cost?

  • Babysitting: €22,50 including VAT per hour
  • Night shift (package of 10 hours): Standard package €250 including VAT
  • Night shift for twins (babies <1 year old): Standard package €299 including VAT
  • Event nanny please request via email. 
  • Mediation fee (only for one-time use of our service): €65 including VAT
  • Administration fee per calendar month: €24.99 including VAT
  • Intake interview: €85 including VAT

Are babysitters and families screened by Korall’s Kids Care?

Yes. Before you sign up as a (permanent) nanny, we do an extensive screening to make sure they are a reliable and good nanny with the right credentials. After completing the screening, the final step is the job interview. This way, we guarantee that all babysitters have the standards and values we stand for. The screening consists of 5 steps:

  1. Basic check: age, education, experience.
  2. Online and social media check.
  3. References of parents where the babysitter has worked before.
  4. VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).
  5. Job interview

The families also go through an application procedure, so we personally know exactly who the families are!

What is Korall’s Kids Care?

At Korall’s Kids Care, we only work with pedagogy & educational sciences students because we find it very important that all nannies are engaged and interested in child development. That way, our nanny can really help you. We find it special to be able to support you (parents) in developing a positive pedagogically responsible parenting style. You can always ask us anything and we will always give/search for a pedagogically appropriate answer. We are also happy to help children with their homework and, in collaboration with Jillz Maternity Care, we also provide night shifts when a baby is born.

Is Korall’s Kids Care reliable?

Yes, we are! Both parents and nannies are screened and introduced to Korall, so she can be sure that only great matches are created. Moreover, we make sure our nannies and babysitters do extensive first aid courses, so they know exactly what to do in case of poisoning, choking, wounds and more. In fact, we give this course ourselves, at your home!