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Good staff who are enthused about the early years are crucial for any nursery, yet finding them can be a real challenge.
Now daynurseries.co.uk has come up with an innovative way of helping nurseries find the right staff with its new CV Search tool.
Nursery owners are currently having to contend with the imminent 30 hours ‘free’ childcare policy, the introduction of the national living wage as well as rising business costs. So easing recruitment problems can only help reduce workload and make running a nursery easier.
Oli Blackwell, chief technical officer of daynurseries.co.uk said: “The first five years of a child’s life help to shape the adult they become and nursery practitioners can be integral to their development and wellbeing during this vital stage of their life.
“We realise that unfilled vacancies can be a real problem for nurseries and we are hoping this will make a real difference and help to reduce their recruitment problems.
“We now have over 10,000 CVs stored on our site and nursery owners and managers can put in their key criteria and search for people’s desired job roles, salary range, languages spoken, location and the type of contract they are looking for.”
When an employer clicks on a CV they are interested in, they can then save it, add notes and email the candidate directly.
Nurseries are run on ratios set by the Government with so many staff needed per number of children. If a nursery has an unfilled vacancy, this upsets the ratios. So it is vital practitioners are recruited as soon as possible.
Mr Blackwell added: “Here’s where it gets interesting. If you want to be the first to know about new candidates coming on the market, setting up a CV Alert is key. You can set the frequency of your alerts to monthly, weekly, daily or hourly and if you want to be notified straight away there’s an immediate alert option.”
To find out more about CV Search, watch the animation.
The CV Search tool is equally as useful to people looking for a job in a nursery as they can register their CV for free, in the knowledge it will be viewed by countless employers.
“In addition, even before childcare students qualify, there are employers looking for students to fill vacancies so you can gain experience while you’re learning. Towards the end of your course daynurseries.co.uk is the perfect place to have your CV as prospective employers will be able to contact you and you can have a job lined up for when you qualify,” said Mr Blackwell.
For more information on CV Search go to www.daynurseries.co.uk/cv/
If you wish to sign up to register your CV go to www.daynurseries.co.uk/my_cv.cfm