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10Aug

Solutions for the Early Years recruitment crisis in Bristol

Here at Class Recruitment, we are focused on providing solutions for the Early Years recruitment crisis in Bristol.

Nurseries are struggling to fill vacancies for qualified and apprentice childcare positions in the South West.

Some Early Years settings having to reduce operating hours and close baby rooms due to not being able to meet the statutory required ratio for child safety.

Our team of Early Years recruitment consultants are specialists in providing nursery settings with the very best candidates across the region.

There have been a number of perceived and real issues facing nursery owners and Early Years settings in the South West since the global Covid-19 pandemic when it comes to recruiting and retaining staff, including:

The recruitment process

Lack of internal training

Stress of the sector

Low pay and staff treatment

Some of the ways in which we recommend that nursery settings and Early Years business owners can lower stresses on nursery staff include reducing paperwork expectations in the sector, supporting staff with upset and/or distressed parents, prioritising your nursery staff's mental health and providing support with ratio numbers.

It is also vital to build a reputation for your nursery setting in the South West by investing in your staff to reach their potential through training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Encourage your childcare staff to remain at your nursery setting because they can have the personal and professional satisfaction of learning skills that will progress their careers in the Early Years sector.

One of the most important personal skills a nursery practitioner in Bristol can have is resilience.

By approaching challenging interactions and situations in South West-based nurseries with a calm and reflective outlook, your nursery team can establish improvements in their practices for the future.

The Early Years recruitment consultants at Class Recruitment recommend to clients that they build opportunities for scenario discussions and role play into staff meetings to develop staff's reflective practice skills.

Please visit here to find out what to expect when working with our Early Years recruitment agency in Bristol.

If you are a nursery setting in Bristol looking to recruit candidates, please look at our recent testimonials here from delighted clients.

Read this blog post with our top tips for candidates looking for nursery jobs.

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.

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