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To find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting and can be included in staff:child ratios check the early years qualifications list on the Government website.
View this early years career progression map which provides a useful reference guide for employers.
Information and free downloadable tools and templates to help with the recruitment process.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides criminal records checking and barring functions to help employers make safe recruitment decisions for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.
The Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) is made up of representatives from statutory, voluntary and community organisations/services and meets regularly to agree and oversee the effectiveness of agencies working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Dorset. They also give local advice on safer recruitment.
Jobcentre Plus has a range of recruitment services that can help you as an employer:
Eligibility and current rates for the national minimum wage and national living wage.
Find out about the benefits of volunteers working in a childcare setting and the importance of volunteer agreements.
WISE Ability helps a wide variety of businesses and employers in the UK to recruit the right staff. All their tailored employment services, including the recruitment process, are free to eligible businesses.
Advertise and manage your vacancies for free with the ‘Find a job’ service on the government website.
If you are a childcare setting, use the button below to submit a job vacancy.