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Recruitment Crisis Support for Nurseries!

by: Georgina Jefferson, Tinies North West


The Story

The nursery manager explained that they had a shortage of staff and were looking for enthusiastic staff to join their team. They required Tinies help to do this. The nursery manager needed immediate help with temporary supply staff to meet the ratios of the settings. In previous months they had to close rooms due to staff shortages.

The Challenge

Whilst talking to the nursery manager, she explained how the current recruitment crisis was impacting the business, and the quantity of experienced staff coming through was significantly reduced. The nursery had advertised on multiple job boards, but the pool of candidates that held full and relevant qualifications and experience were limited. When advertising on a well know job board, the nursery manager was inundated with candidates that lacked experience and qualifications. 

Why Tinies?

Word of mouth from their sister setting had brought the current setting to Tinies North West door for support. The Tinies Area Manager explained to the nursery manager the benefits of partnering with us as a recruitment agency. These included: access to Tinies pre-screened candidate CV’s, background checks and referencing (saving the nursery considerable time), qualification verification to check candidates’ qualifications met full and relevant criteria, and ensuring the candidate held and enhanced DBS. The collaboration with Tinies would ensure that only the most qualified and trustworthy candidates would be considered for the role.  

The Solution

The nursery saw the value in this partnership and in accessing Tinies’ expertise, it meant the nursery manager could focus on the education of the children. The nursery needed immediate help with temporary supply staff to meet the ratios of the settings. In previous months they had to close rooms due to staff shortages and wanted to ensure they were prepared so this situation wouldn’t recur.   

By collaborating with Tinies, they gained access to qualified temporary staff who could step in at a moment’s notice. This not only maintained the required staff-to-child ratios but also allowed the setting to continue providing a high standard of care and education without interruption. 

Moreover, our solution offered them peace of mind, knowing that they had a dependable partner to turn to in times of need. Nursery management felt supported and could focus on delivering enriching educational experiences and could plan with confidence, knowing they had staffing support in place from Tinies. 

The setting recruited one of Tinies current candidates after selection from our pool of CVs. The candidate started on a temp-to-perm basis to enable both the candidate and manager to get to know each other.   

The nursery manager had this to say: “We are thrilled to welcome the Tinies candidate to our team. Their unique skill set and enthusiasm for the role stood out during the selection process. We’re looking forward to seeing how they grow and succeed with us.”   

 The candidate, equally excited, expressed their eagerness to start and make a meaningful impact. “I have enjoyed doing supply here so much and can’t wait to join permanently” 



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