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!!
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.
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.
Shama is the director of Purple Dove, having worked in childcare recruitment since 2009. She has grown Purple Dove into a niche company, working closely with clients and candidates. Shama enjoys cooking and travelling. In her spare time, Shama keeps fit and spends time socialising with friends and family.
Sarah has worked in the early years sector for over 20 years. She is in no doubt that children’s early learning stays with them a lifetime. She looks forward to working closely with clients and candidates, taking the time to get to know and understand clients’ particular recruitment needs and candidates’ particular skills and ambitions. This way she can match the right client with the right candidate. Outside work Sarah can often be found with her feet in a pair of ski boots or her head in a recipe book, although thankfully rarely at the same time!
Marcella comes from a background in fashion where she has proven her experience overseeing all phases of fashion design and development from concept to launch. This has set her in good stead to be able to communicate effectively with clients and potential candidates. Quickly being able to evaluate the best tactical approach so that the most suitable candidates are put forward for the right roles by identifying the key skills and experience required for the relevant positions.
Marcella loves to travel and has been fortunate to have travelled far and wide – always somewhere new to venture, food to experience and people to meet.
My incredible journey with Purple Dove started 2 years ago. I was at University hoping to earn extra cash to help with my travel expenses and food. However it was extremely hard to find any jobs and I gave up hope of ever finding a job, until one day when I came across Purple Dove online. Once I called, I had a Skype interview set up the next day. I started working straightaway, it was that easy! I have learnt so much about myself and gained invaluable experience and knowledge. It has been amazing to work with Purple Dove. I would 100% recommend Purple Dove to anyone who is seeking to find work ASAP. Faduma
A few weeks ago I added my cv to total jobs website. I did this with apprehension thinking I wouldn't find anything. However, within two weeks I had been to two interviews and was offered a job that I can only describe as tailor-made to me. This is all thanks to Purple Dove. They got in touch and after we spoke the first time I felt so much anxiety that I had over relocating from the Midlands to London melt away. I just wanted to let you know what an excellent job they doing and how well they keep in touch. I was never waiting days for emails or feedback or information. They are very professional and not only found me a job but relieved me of a mountain of anxiety and stress over the move. I will recommend the company to anyone I meet that is looking for new work. Thank you
Caring, professional and ultra efficient - Purple Dove helped us find our perfect nursery manager in record time and we now have a great partnership which covers all our recruitment needs.
Eugene, Nursery Founder, London
Hard-working people who want to do the best they can and I am sure you give all your clients the same level of service but make us feel as if we are the only ones – that is a skill.
Jan, Nursery Director, Herts and Bucks
I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for all you have done over the past month. You have made the anxious thought of finding a new job so relax and easy for me! You have always been there if I need to ask a question no matter what time. Thank you for being so patient and helping me find the job that suits me best! I really appreciate all that you have done by giving me a new adventure!
I have been delighted with the service provided by the Purple Dove Team – Shama has taken all the stress out of the recruitment process, and in a very short time I have ended up with an excellent NURSERY MANAGER. What I found really good about Shama is that she is honest, very professional and understands the needs and provides only suitable candidates for the role. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PURPLE DOVE AND WILL BE WORKING WITH SHAMA AND HER TEAM IN THE FUTURE.
Sharon, Nursery Owner, London