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Schools - How you can get support from the campaign

In order to support students with making choices there needs to be greater collaboration between all parties; careers professionals, employers and schools to make a difference.

As you have read we have a recruitment crisis in the childcare industry and have thousands of opportunities available to students who may not have previously considered a career in childcare.

As the largest UK network of childcare recruitment agencies, Tinies Childcare are in a unique position to raise awareness of the large number of opportunities for employment in the childcare industry and would welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with local schools and their careers advisor network to promote the opportunities that exist in the childcare sector.

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We feel it would be particularly useful to engage with students in Year 8 and Year 9 and the respective years for students in Scotland, to make them aware of options available before they make choices on the subjects they wish to pursue to qualification.

Each of our Tinies branches will have a customised "Why Work In Childcare" leaflet for their area to promote the benefits of working in childcare to students in this age group. You can also download from our campaign marketing page web banners and posters to raise awareness of the campaign and job opportunities that exist once students are qualified.

If you are planning a careers event or looking for support, simply email us with your contact details and postcode and your local branch will be in touch.

 

Through our established nursery and nanny contacts we will be seeking volunteers to attend careers events or occupational health talks, so that your students can hear at first hand about the rewards and demands of working in the industry.

Tinies are also looking at offering a number of work experience opportunities to young people. We are hoping to encourage nursery settings to also offer more work experience opportunities to students.

As outlined on our campaign page a career in childcare suits young people who are caring and passionate about making a difference to the world they live in.  We have a variety of resources available to us across our network and around our core business we would like to work with you to identify select events or opportunities where we could help to make a difference too.

 

Take the next step to Inspiring a Future in Childcare

In addition, as part of the Tinies Childcare campaign we have teamed up with the Education and Employers Charity. The Charity designed, in consultation with teachers and business leaders, the Inspiring The Future volunteering platform to enable schools to connect pupils with employee volunteers. In England alone, over 80% of secondary schools have registered and are able to contact locally registered volunteers directly by email and for free.  Over 35,000 volunteers have registered nationally, from apprentices to CEOs. And within a diverse range of sectors - from archaeology to zoology.  

Through our campaign we are looking to raise the profile of the opportunities that exist in the childcare sector. We aim to do this by encouraging people to sign up to volunteer from all over the UK and pledge to give just one hour per year to speak to young people in schools about their childcare role. Signing up is easy and is done through a secure online website. Once you are registered as a school, you can then organise an event and volunteers from within the childcare sector can receive invites from you to come and speak.

We are in a sector where caring is part of our DNA. We wish to spread the word to schools of the importance and value of professionals working in the childcare sector. Please support us to make a difference by inspiring students to also consider a career in the childcare industry.  

Volunteers are rated by schools staff and 96% of teachers who have held an Inspiring the Future event would recommend the service to a colleague.

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Signing up to Inspiring the Future is quick and easy -  please make sure you include Inspiring a Future in Childcare in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.

 
 
 

To find out more about how your local Tinies Childcare branch could support the choices young people make in your area, please enter your postcode in to the "Find Your Local Agency" blue box at the top of our webpage, or "Find Branch" on mobile devices, and give us a call.


 

 
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Excellent customer service and a great choice of candidates. We would only use Tinies.
Nikki, Essex