With over 15 years experience, our dedicated early years childcare recruitment team is experienced and passionate about finding solutions for your needs; whether you are a nursery looking for staff or a candidate looking for work.

A fresh approach to early years childcare recruitment

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

Our core values


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.


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.


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

Our consultants are passionate about meeting and exceeding your expectations.
We’ve been working in the early years childcare sector for over a decade and have sound knowledge of the industry. We are always available. Whether you need something temporary or permanent, you can call on us and we will do our best to help you.

We cover Greater London and the UK, with dedicated early years childcare recruitment consultants.

Kate Mundle

Director – Temporary agency staff Greater London and UK

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

Shama Jaswal

Director – Permanent staffing Greater London, Home Counties and UK

Shama bought a childcare recruitment franchise in 2009 which she successfully ran for 6 years. In 2015, Shama and Kate set up Purple Dove based on their shared vision. Shama enjoys cooking, travelling and going to the theatre. In her spare time, she keeps fit and spends time socialising with friends and family.

Amanda Jales

Regional Consultant – Permanent Staffing Greater London, Home Counties and UK

Amanda Jales ventured into a career as a nanny consultant in 2008. Since then, she has worked for a couple of local nursery recruitment agencies on both the permanent and temporary side. She has over 8 years of experience under her belt. Mandie is a fun, vibrant, dedicated consultant who aims to please. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and two boys.

Karin Gerwat

Regional Consultant – Permanent Staffing Greater London, Home Counties and UK

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).

What our clients and candidates say