Purple Dove Recruitment - * Childcare Specialists *


We recruit all levels of permanent and temporary early years staff from nursery assistant to senior executives and TA/teaching/cook roles. We can help with back office recruitment if you wish. Whatever role you need for your setting get in touch for a no obligation informal chat. We’re not sales people, we built this business on reputation, word of mouth and our core values based on integrity, trust and passion. We are a small team (all mums) that understand the challenge of finding good candidates and we want to help by taking some of that headache away from you. We will always do the right thing. We work with over 100 nurseries across greater London and the Home Counties and we have over 15 years experience growing a successful childcare recruitment and consultancy business. We will pre-screen all applicants via our recruitment and interview process and only send you those that match or very closely match you’re your criteria. This means we work on quality and not quantity. We address the bigger picture by consulting with you through the entire process and being available as the business dictates – even evenings and weekends when possible. It doesn’t matter how much time, effort and cost goes into finding you the right candidate, you don't pay any up front fees unless you make an offer of employment and candidate starts. We are proud to say that our relationships are long term and have remained as such because of our core values. Our core values were written by virtue of our work ethic over the years, so we already commit to them and will continue to do so.


We recruit all levels of nursery staff up to operational manager/director level. Whatever early years or childcare role you are looking for, get in touch for an informal chat. Even if you are not yet ready to commit, we can keep your details so you won’t miss out on future opportunities. The choice will always be yours, not ours. We will always do the right thing by you. We will guide and advise you to ensure you make the right choice about your future. The nursery has to feel right, the location has to be accessible, the role and salary has to match your experience, and ultimately you need to be happy. There is no cost to you for the service we provide, we go above and beyond to guide you through the process and we are available every day of the week.

Areas of Focus

What we Recruit for:

Fully qualified nursery nurses, senior nursery nurses, nursery room leaders, nursery third in charge, deputy nursery manager, early years teachers and nursery managers to work with the 0-5 early years age group.

Additional Services:

  • Assistance with CV preparation
  • Interview skills coaching
  • Job Alert E-Mails
  • Jobs Listed On Website

Additional Information

Members of the REC

We have offices located at the following addresses:

  • Eyebright Close, Croydon, South London, CR0 8XR
  • Southfield Park, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 6HE
  • Portlock Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6DZ
  • North View, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, Greater London, HA5 1PT

We recruit candidates at the following experience levels:

Trainee, Graduate, Junior, Regular, Senior, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director

We recruit in the following industries:

Child Care, Education, Social Care