Purple Dove Recruitment - Education & Childcare Specialists


We recruit nannies and all levels of permanent and temporary early years/primary school staff from nursery assistant to senior executives and TA/teaching roles. We can help with back office personnel 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 of businesswomen and we are 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 70 nurseries across greater London and the Home Counties and we have over 12 years combined 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 costs unless you make an offer of employment and candidate starts. All we ask is that you keep us informed if circumstances change or you have simply changed your mind. You can always get back in touch when you’re ready.

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 for every childcare need - nannies, all levels of nursery staff and TA/primary school roles. We also offer work opportunities in Australia with our Australian recruitment partners. 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 now, we will 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 or school 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.

Areas of Focus

Additional Services:

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

Additional Information

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:

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

We recruit in the following industries:

Child Care, Education, Social Care

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