Hello there,

We are currently changing and re-planning the way GrandNanny operates. You may still register your interest but your registration will not be processed until a later date.

Our updated operation will launch later in Spring/Summer.

The GrandNanny team


We love spreading the word about our amazing midlife+ childcarers, talking about the childcare sector and cheerleading for all things intergenerational

“Soulla Robinson has taken up a new part-time job at the age of 63. One of a growing number of people whose plans to retire have been put on hold, two months ago she started work as a “grand-­nanny”.”

“I thought, what if we have someone who’s already a grandparent? The job meant seeing the family at its most chaotic and vulnerable. I wanted someone who’d done that before — got kids out the door — and would understand the pressures.

“I am the grandmother of a two-year-old boy, and this gave me the flexibility to spend quality time with my grandson while still earning an income,” she says. “I have always loved working with children and I have three grown- up girls of my own. It feels wonderful to be able to use these skills in a rewarding job.”

“Lois Day, Founding Partner of 3SV Collective, added: “At 3SV Collective we back exceptional entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of technology to create solutions that contribute to a more equitable society, and GrandNanny is undoubtedly aligned with this mission. By simplifying access to and expanding the supply of childcare, GrandNanny helps free up women’s time, which can positively impact the gender leisure gap and improve the gender wealth gap (by allowing women to dedicate more time to advance their careers). In addition, GrandNanny also tackles the gender wealth gap by economically empowering midlife+ adults (typically women) by providing a market for their childcare services.”

“SheCanCode recently caught up with the two Co-Founders of Grandnanny: a new kind of childcare service that’s connecting communities across generations to make childcare more flexible, local and rewarding. Adele and Sarah share insights on their love of tech, how they become Startup Founders, how we can get more women into tech…and much more.”

“What I like about Grandnanny, however, is that it is not just offering a solution to parents. The other issue Grandnanny hopes to address is helping older people continue to work or come back to work, especially women, many who have taken a hit to their pensions.”

“And being an entrepreneur is also about the ability to not just take risks, but effectively manage them, and so it was essential for Adele to “know Grandnanny’s user’s problems inside out, to have coffee with them, run recruitment events with them, survey them and co-create the service with them.”

“Grandnanny is helping midlife+ people back into work and providing vital childcare solutions to working parents.”

“The women in our cohort are gamechangers. They are the real deal in terms of putting social impact at the heart of their businesses and grafting their way to success in sectors that have been traditionally overlooked. I admire them all and I’m proud to call them friends and colleagues.”

“We want to connect midlife+ people who would like some part-time work with rewarding intergenerational connections. “

“Meet the best and brightest high-potential startups joining the Entrepreneurship Institute’s King’s20 Accelerator for 2020-21.”

“Grandnanny is an idea whose time has come. It meets three big social needs: providing after-school childcare for families and flexible work for older people, while connecting three generations in their local community. A real win-win-win!”