045: Rachel Carrell – Airbnb for nannies

Childcare is a massive issue for parentpreneurs. In this latest episode I interview London-based Rachel Carrell, founder of Koru Kids a childcare service that provides nanny shares and after school childcare.

Before entrepreneurship, Rachel worked at McKinsey – one of the world’s most esteemed management consultancies. She became a mother, and soon noticed the many childcare challenges experienced by her and her friends. This widely spread problem inspired her to start Koru Kids in 2016.

In our chat, you’ll hear us discussing how Rachel transitioned from corporate career to startup trailblazer and how she raised £600,000 of funding some of which was given by Gumtree’s founder. We will also discuss why her business is being compared to Airbnb, after being touted as ‘Airbnb for Nannies’ by The Evening Standard.

In line to our steadfast Parentpreneur values, we will ask Rachel her tips and solutions to consider in addressing the tribulations of modern-day childcare, and how she balances work with family life!

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  1. Koru Kids
  2. Airbnb
  3. Nannyjob
  4. Sitters.co.uk

Are you an experienced Parentpreneur with an interesting story to share? Or do you know of an awesome Parentpreneur with valuable expertise who would like an interview?

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About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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