Clients and candidates have been asking our team what are the Summer trends in Early Years recruitment across the South West, so we thought writing a blog post on the topic would be helpful.
The Summer is traditionally a period when our Early Years recruiters are able to help students finishing college and university courses in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester and other South West hubs to gain experience working with children.
We can guide and advise students on how to kick-start their Early Years career during the Summer months and get them prepared for the Autumn.
Class Recruitment offers flexible Early Years working arrangements, which can be really useful for candidates looking to gain experience working with children in different Early Years settings.
This enables them to try a variety of settings before making a commitment.
Some students are keen to start their career in the Early Years sector and are looking for their first permanent role. Our Early Years recruitment team are on hand to assist.
We can help you to find the right role for you as well as help clients to secure the right candidates for their individual Early Years settings.
During the Summer months, the Early Years sector in the South West traditionally sees lots of fun activities being made available to children such as bubble painting, den building, water play with sea animals, as well as making ice lollies with fresh fruit in different settings to help children stay cool.
Nursery staff, families and carers will be supporting children to transition smoothly to their new rooms or to leave the nursery to start school in September.
It is also important to use the Summer to prepare for Autumn changes in the Early Years sector.
For example, from September 2023 the Statutory Framework for the Early Years foundation stage ratio changes for the next two years. Currently, the ratio is 1:4 but from September will be 1:5.
This change has not been well received in the sector, with 7 out of 10 nurseries reported claiming they will not be changing their ratios.
Visit here to find out more about this development.
When it comes to the remainder of 2023, Class Recruitment is continually recruiting nursery staff during the year, and is consistently striving to recruit experienced Early Years staff to support our client's requirements across the South West region.
Having been established from our Clifton HQ in Bristol since 2009, we listen carefully to our client's requirements and offer proactive solutions.
We can often provide the same personnel to cover a vacancy or work directly with a setting to run a recruitment campaign.
We are available for our clients and candidates whenever they need us.
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We are always available to have an informal chat with new or experienced nursery job candidates and can be reached on 0117 930 4000 or by visiting here.