Supporting Child Day Nurseries with their Human Resources needs.
HR Support for Day Nurseries
Solve have a number of clients that are children’s day nurseries. We understand your multiple challenges;
You have tight operating margins, this means that there is little scope to offer salary increases so good employee engagement is vital in order to retain staff
You must abide by strict SSSC regulations such as rigid adult:child ratios and PVG/disclosure check requirements.
Staffing is prone to high sickness absence levels
Last year staff turnover in nurseries averaged 18% (an increase of 4% on 2015) this increases to as much as 21% for Level 3 qualified staff so staff retention can be an issue in many nurseries, which affects your ability to consistently care for children and delight parents
Many nurseries are reporting increased difficulties in recruiting qualified staff as many are leaving the sector for higher salaries elsewhere
SSSC regulations state that staff must have the right level of qualifications e.g. Nursery Managers must now have or be working towards a BA in Childhood Practice – this is difficult as they must fit this around their working hours which are mostly full time, however the average salary for a Nursery Manager in Scotland is around £25,000 however, often this can be nearer £30,000.
How Solve can help your nursery;
We can write contracts of employment to reflect the needs and requirements of SSSC governance, for example enabling termination if employees fail to keep their registration up to date.
We are experienced in recruiting in your sector, we know the places to optimise applications and how to screen effectively.
We understand the process for Disclosure checks
We have absence management processes and procedures which are proven to improve absence levels in problematic nurseries and improve and deter short and long term absence.
What our clients say;
“I feel secure with the service that Solve provide, ensuring that we are working according to relevant legislation and kept ahead of any changes. They are always available to discuss any concerns or issues and provide us with prompt feedback. The support and information that they provide when dealing with a situation has been outstanding and very helpful.”
The Wee Gems team
If you are a nursery owner or manager and would like to understand more on how we can help, contact Solve to today for a no obligation conversation.
We can provide testimonies and references from current clients who will confirm how we have helped them.
Please call us on 0844 567 6156 or simply complete the form below and we will get back to you.
HR & Employment Law Consultants
Axwel House 2 Westerton Road East Mains Industrial Estate Scotland EH52 5AU