Many nurseries we work with find the option of temporary childcare recruitment, is something that suits them much better than the permanent alternative, and with good reason.

Speedy cover

Recruiting temporary cover is faster than finding permanent solutions due to the staff team being on standby for shifts weekly. This means your staffing problems are solved very quickly using this method.

It’s flexible

Our temporary childcare staff are very flexible, which is perfect for covering a range of shift patterns. This helps when covering the opening hours of a nursery setting, the shifts are based within the hours of 7:30-6:30. Meaning you can request shifts of a morning or afternoon, a lunch cover shift, or any other hours in-between. We can then match the staff member to the hours you require or as close as possible.

On going cover while you recruit

The cover you request can be on going, which then requires us to agree this with the staff member in advance. This means we could try to arrange the same staff member but re- arrange the days or hours that would be needed until you fulfil a role. We could also arrange a fixed shift with the same staff member which would then be on going, this is just dependent on the staff available and the different shifts you would need.

A fresh view

Sometimes a setting needs a fresh pair of eyes, someone who has come from the outside and can provide some new ideas. Our temporary childcare staff adore being involved with the team and the children. They are willing and ready to provide ideas for themed activities, general activities or providing support to the team on an area they are trying to improve.

Discover staff never knew you needed

Temporary childcare staffing is a great way to meet a range of different staff, with different experiences and new skill sets. We always find this helps the nursery team meet someone who really is the perfect fit for the role and is a great help to the team.

Try before you buy

As we said above a temporary staff member can come to the setting temporarily but really gel with the team and the setting. So, we find it’s a great way to see how someone works, get a feel for their personality and work ethic. Nurseries can find this a very helpful way to then make someone a permanent member of the team as they already know they work well and fit with the ethos of the setting and the existing team.

If you’re interested in recruiting temporary childcare staff for you nursery, KiddyKare is ideally placed to help.  Please do get in touch with our experienced team of recruiters, who are on hand to answer any questions.

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Author: Jodi Walden

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