Grandnanny is a new kind of childcare service that's connecting communities across generations to make childcare more flexible, local and rewarding.
We match working parents and their family with older neighbours who have experience of raising their own children or who have worked in childcare professionally. We provide trusted and reliable childcare for parents and rewarding part-time employment for older neighbours.
Working parents. We know that child care is important to you and it takes up lots of valuable brain-space. You want an experienced pair of hands who will turn up on time, be flexible on hours, and stay with your family for longer. And with less of the time-consuming recruitment and paperwork.
Older neighbours. Whether approaching retirement, looking to start working again, or transitioning to something new, we know it can be daunting. We’re here to help you every step of the way with interview advice, enhanced DBS checks, first aid training, safe-guarding support and social groups. It’s our goal to make sure you feel included and rewarded.
And in the future, we’re going to make one-on-one childcare accessible to even more families. Our not-for-profit arm will match voluntary Grandnannies with families who are eligible for Pupil Premium.
Here’s the serious bit.
The gender pension gap is a real issue caused by periods of time out of work, often due to women taking care of children. On average, it results in women’s pensions pots being one fifth that of men (CII).
By employing older neighbours we can supplement pension payments and contribute to closing that gap*. At the moment, the employment rate for older men (50-64) is 10% higher than women (Department for Work & Pensions).
We also want to provide a choice for working parents. If both parents want to work, then we’re here to make sure your children get great one-on-one after-school care. In doing so we will contribute to closing the gender pay gap.
Sure, they’re GIANT aims…but we’re firm believers in people power. Let’s get to work and make it happen.