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Guidance for Employers

The Recruitment Hub's Guidance for Employers page contains the below information:

Recruiting Staff

The Foundation Years  with representation from the DFE have recently held a webinar on early years qualifications and apprenticeships

A full version of the webinar and associated slides are available on the Foundation Years website through the following link

The session covered:

  • Workforce requirements

  • Tips for using the Early Years Qualifications List

  • Developments in Level 2 qualifications, apprenticeships, and T Levels.

  • Funding for training.

For current information on DFE approved qualifications please use  this link

The aim of recruitment is to get the best person for the job – and consistently fill vacancies that way. The importance of effective and fair recruitment should not be under-estimated.

Are you recruiting to replace or do you need to analyse the skills and talents within your current workforce?

Securing the best and most suitable recruit should bring benefits to the individual, their team, managers and the business as a whole.

For tailored support and advice relating to recruitment and retention in the Early Years and Childcare sector, please book a Threads of Success Strategic Improvement Visit.

The visit can be designed to meet your own specific needs and the outcomes will be agreed prior to the visit, but could include elements of the following:

  • Develop a robust and sustainable recruitment procedure that supports the recruitment and retention of a strong workforce

  • Review your workforce structure to ensure you are maximising staff’s skills and abilities and that recruitment is undertaken as a necessity rather than just recruiting to replace.

  • Having robust recruitment procedures will save your business time and money in the longer term

  • Support and grow your current workforce to minimise staff turnover and raise the quality and commitment of your workforce

  • Ensuring safer recruitment procedures are embedded at all stages to safeguard children and develop a safe culture from the outset.

You may also find our Recruitment Toolkit to be a valuable resources.  It is specifically designed to provide an A-Z of recruitment from advertisement to exit interview.

These are just some of the options; please contact the Threads of Success Team to discuss your individual needs.

Other useful links to support your recruitment needs and legal obligations are as follows:

Staff Retention

We are about to launch our new pre-registration course which is a bespoke course written specifically for individuals wishing to become an Ofsted registered childminder in Kent. The course comprises a mixture of E-learning modules, webinars and two one-to-one virtual childminding adviser support sessions.  These sessions provide an opportunity to consolidate learning. It is a supportive programme with the individual put at the centre of the learning process. To find out more about this course please email the team.


£200 +VAT.