Qualified Nursery Temps Recruitment Agency

Qualified Nursery Temps from Purple Dove Recritment

Qualified Nursery Temps Recruitment Agency

Purple Dove Childcare Recruitment is an established agency providing qualified nursery temps and permanent staff. We operate in Greater London and the home counties. Our ethos is simple, Integrity, Trust and Passion; read more about our core values here.

Call us with your temp nursery staff requirements.

  • What our service provides
  • Ideal requirements we look for
  • Qualifications we look for
  • The benefits we offer for nursery temps
  • The role of temp staff

What our Service Provides

Our service aims to make the supply of nursery temps simple and stress-free. We provide bank staff on a daily, weekly and long-term basis. Our pool of qualified staff is always on call for late replacements.

We take care of:

Vetting all staff

All agency workers supplied will have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check issued within 3 months at the point they started with us and/or will be registered on the update service.

What the four levels of DBS checks entail can be found on the government website here.

The Paperwork

We gather and review all we need to ensure we provide the best possible bank staff for your nursery. This includes (besides the DBS check) a photo ID, proof of address, qualification certificates (in childcare or early years), plus two satisfactory personal references.

The Interview

All candidates are interviewed at length to make sure that their maturity and manner are ideal for working with young children.

Staff Manual

Each of our staff receives a comprehensive ‘Temp Nursery Staff Manual.’ This covers what is expected from them and how to convey themselves appropriately.

The first requirements noted in this manual are a) the safeguarding of children in their care at all times and b) to always adhere to safe working practices.

We set great store with ‘first impressions’. Each worker is expected to be prompt for their shift, be dressed appropriately and be polite, helpful and adaptable.

Other matters covered in the manual include communication with the nursery if they are delayed for some reason beyond their control and confidentiality. Temp staff know that posting on social media, anything they have learned during their work is strictly forbidden.


What our Clients Say
‘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


Ideal Requirements We Look for:

  • Availability; 3 or more full days per week, between 8 am and 6 pm
  • Be willing to travel up to an hour
  • Have experience working with the early years (0-5y) age group

Qualifications we Look for:

The minimum of an L2/L3 qualification in childcare.

The Benefits We Offer for Nursery Temps:

  • Very competitive rates, starting at £10 per hour
  • We work with the temp’s availability, every week
  • We pay all our temps every week

The Role of Temp Staff

We know that all nurseries are not the same. We look for candidates who are adaptable and willing to ‘muck in.’ We give each worker an idea of what the role will involve and stress the need to take on what the particular nursery requires.

We stress the legal obligation nurseries must adhere to regarding the proportion of staff to children and the importance of attending the shifts the temp has committed to.

The role of bank staff is to cover for or supplement permanent or part-time staff. Bank staff cover for sickness, absence, holidays and periods of temporary fluctuation in child numbers. Bank staff have to understand and apply the nursery’s policies and procedures like a permanent employee.

The Purple Dove Commitment

We are passionate about childcare and continuing our reputation as a helpful supplier of well-rounded staff. You’ll find we’re here to be the solution to all your staffing needs.

To make sure we give the best possible service you will find we are available outside office hours.

Our FAQ for Nurseries and Candidates

If you have any questions about using our services as a nursery or are a candidate then please click here for our FAQ.

If you have any questions then please call or contact us via our email address. info@purpledove.co.uk

We look forward to working with you and your nursery.


Image: Kelli McClintock, unsplash.com