Recruiting for staff is not a means to an end. It isn’t simply to cover ratios. Little Hands is always seeking the next inspiring, experienced, well educated practitioners. An on-going process for us at Little Hands means that we never stop recruiting. We are always accepting applications and always have an eye out for the right candidate.
If you’ve read our blog post around staff qualifications, it’s clear that we favour a diverse range of high quality practitioners to motivate, challenge and inspire each other. Everyone can bring something to the table within this staff team and we’re always excited to welcome new additions to the team.
Our long standing staff members (and there’s plenty of them!) thrive in an environment where people have a range of experiences, qualifications and opinions. They can all be different and they can still all be high quality. As long as the child is at the centre.
With all that said, recruitment still needs to be thorough and you can see our processes below. Safeguarding and child protection is at the heart of our recruitment processes to ensure that above all else, the individuals we consider and then appoint to Little Hands; are aware of their responsibility to keep the children in our care safe.