About

With over 12 years experience, our childcare recruitment consultants are experienced and passionate about finding solutions for YOUR childcare needs; whether you are a nursery, a parent or looking to work in childcare.

A fresh approach to childcare recruitment

We work in a very unique way, being reachable out of office hours. Whether you are a candidate looking for the right job or a client looking for the right candidate, we are just a call away. We work as the business dictates so we will do our best to contact candidates and clients whenever it is convenient for them. We are a small team but we think big, and offer a truly fresh approach to childcare recruitment!

Our core values

We know that parents rely on you to look after their children and that’s not something that can be compromised.

Integrity

We will always try and do the right thing. We believe in a culture that encourages an open and transparent relationship with our candidates and clients.

Trust

We believe in being truthful and reliable. We will always do what we say we will do by fulfilling our commitments to our candidates and clients.

Passion

We are determined to be the best at what we do and thrive on the positive experiences of our candidates and clients.

The Purple Dove Team

We’ve been working in the childcare industry for over a decade and have sound knowledge of the industry. We understand that different people have different circumstances and these can change without notice. That’s why we are always available. Whether you need something temporary or long-term, you can call on us and we will do our best to find a solution for you.

We work with childcare and early years providers of all sizes including nurseries and preschools. Our consultants are passionate about meeting and exceeding your expectations, whether it is to find the right position for you or to find the right candidate for your setting or home.

We cover Greater London and the surrounding Home Counties, with dedicated regional childcare consultants looking after each area; people who know and understand the needs of local childcare businesses and childcare staff.

kate

With a career of over 10 years in the skills sector, Kate’s strength lies in business and people management. She met Shama when she started her own business as a management consultant and based on their shared values of trust and integrity, they started Purple Dove. A fan of all things organic, Kate loves to cook, run and spend time with her husband, 2 daughters and Harvey (their dog).

Kate Mundle

Director, Essex & Hertfordshire.
Call Kate on 07771 598 439.
Shama-Jaswal

After taking a career break to bring up her two daughters, Shama bought a Childcare recruitment franchise business which she successfully ran for 7 years. In 2013, Shama met Kate and in 2015 they set up Purple Dove. A blanket, a glass of Prosecco and Graham Norton is the perfect Friday night in for Shama. In her spare time, she loves to cook, keep fit and spend time with her family.

Shama Jaswal

Director, London (W) & Middlesex.
Call Shama on 07983 707 910.
claire

Claire has over 3 years’ experience working in the education sector including early years, primary and a unique alternative educational setting. Before joining Purple Dove, Claire worked as a General Manager for Pizza Express for 7 years, managing multi sites and acting as the regional HR advisor. She is a mum of two young children.

Claire Plume

Regional Nursery Consultant, London (N, NW), Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire & Oxfordshire.
Call Claire on 07887 501 573.
karin

Karin has had over 10 years’ experience working in the commercial aspect of nurseries and knows the business inside out. An animal lover (she has 8 cats, 2 dogs, 2 leopard geckos and 1 bearded dragon), dancer, mum of 4 and nan to Ariel, Karin knows everything there is to know about working and caring for others (even rescuing a deer).

Karin Gerwat

Regional Nursery Consultant, London (SW, S, SE, E), Kent, Surrey & Sussex.
Call Karin on 07973 924 377.

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