Our Story 

Since January 2020, the GrandNanny team has been researching and co-creating a local childcare model that supports midlife and older neighbours into rewarding childcare jobs with local families and their children.

Our mission is to build age-integrated communities, champion the underemployed, and offer reliable childcare for working families.

So far we’ve created a community of over 2000 people who see the benefits of our local, intergenerational approach. Along the way, we’ve interviewed – and boosted the confidence of – hundreds of potential GrandNannies. 

We’re a small, diverse and all-female team working in partnership with Job Centres, re-employment organisations and charities to support over 50s into rewarding jobs with local families. Long term, we want to see GrandNannies at every school gate in the UK, and beyond.

Feedback like this that makes our day:

Jane, 57, Participant in Job Centre recruitment workshop: “In the past people have been prejudiced against me because of my age, so when GrandNanny said my experience is valuable my heart sang.”

We will be growing our team as the Grandnanny community grows and we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining us.