What experience does Solve have of working within the childcare sector?
At Solve we work with a nursery that has 5 individual nurseries spread around Edinburgh and the Lothians. This has given us valuable insight into the challenges faced by nurseries including
- SSSC standards
- The importance of Care Inspectorate reports
- Finding the right employees with the necessary qualities, experience and skills
- The day to day ER issues faced by nurseries
How can Solve assist with the recruitment of childcare roles?
We have been actively involved in the recruitment of Nursery Managers, Practitioners and Support Workers so we understand how difficult it can be to find the right people for these roles. It’s not just about having the right qualifications it’s also about having the right qualities and behaviours to undertake a role in childcare. In conjunction with our nursery client we have established a robust advertising and recruitment strategy that has enabled us to fill over 20 roles in the last year including a number of senior positions.
How can Solve support Nursery Managers with day to day HR?
We understand that the main priority for Nursery Managers is the care of the children in their charge as well as the day to day running of the nursery so they may not have the time required to be able to fully manage HR issues. We have provided our nursery client with hands on HR support with a variety of different issues such as:
- Absence management
- Flexible working
- Disciplinary Issues
What other support have you offered?
In order to help the Nursery Managers with their development we have also run a number of training courses such as:
- General Management training
- Managing Difficult Conversations
- Managing Probationary Periods
- Investigations and Disciplinaries
At Solve we believe that through our extensive experience we understand the challenges faced by not just nurseries but other organisations within the care sector and that we truly can support these organisations with all their HR needs.