Become a Kowalah

Job Description

Do you want the flexibility to choose when you work? Do you love working with children?

Kowalah is a fast growing and fun provider of childcare and babysitting services across the Cotswolds via our unique Kowalah mobile app. We're looking for exciting babysitters and childcare providers who will support local families around the Cotswolds.  We are especially keen to hear from you if you live near Tetbury, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Banbury or Chipping Norton.

Being a Kowalah is a great fit for university students, mothers and grandmothers looking for additional work, teachers and healthcare workers and any other professionals looking to supplement their incomes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for up to four children at a parent's house, typically with children between the ages of 4 and 12. You will have the opportunity to work with a number of different families as part of your role. Around 50% of bookings are during the daytime, and 50% are evening bookings. You will have weekday and weekend bookings and you can choose whether to accept or decline any booking based on your prior commitments. A typical booking is 4.5 hours.

Typical daytime responsibilities:

  • Getting children ready for school

  • Help at home with smaller children while parents are working

  • Preparing lunch

  • Assisting with school pick-ups in the afternoon

  • Help with homework and evening meal

  • Ensuring the house is left as you found it

Typical evening responsibilities

  • Preparing an evening meal for the children

  • Helping with bathtime

  • Reading an evening story

  • Ensuring children go to bed on time

  • Waiting up until parents return and checking on children

  • Ensuring house is left as you found it

Desired qualifications

As a Kowalah sitter you will have prior childcare experience which may include:

  • Teaching or teaching assistant

  • Nursery worker or assistant

  • Babysitting

  • Childcare provider

  • Being a parent or grandparent

You will need:

  • To be over 18

  • To have your own means of transport (or access to public transport if you live in a town or city)

  • To have a smartphone (iPhone or Android)

  • To have, or apply for a Basic DBS (we can help you arrange this)

Why work with Kowalah

Kowalah gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of fun families across the Cotswolds, earning around your schedule. You will build up extensive childcare experience that can support you in your future career. This role especially suits those looking for a future career in teaching, nursing or childcare.

You will be an independent contractor on the Kowalah platform - You will be able to accept or decline individual jobs based on your availability - work as much or as little as you can based on your other commitments - ideal for those with a full time job, university students, or mums getting back into work.

Booking process went smoothly and I was paid promptly. As always, great support from the Kowalah team!
— Lizzy - Kowalah Sitter, March 2018

Travel requirement

You will be required to travel to and from bookings. The maximum distance to a booking would be 15 miles from your home address but you can request a smaller distance if desired. 

Work Hours

You will be able to choose the hours you work - you are an independent contractor on the Kowalah platform.

Salary: £8.00 to £10.00 /hour