Welcome to Daisychain Recruitment


Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment is dedicated to forming successful links between childcare providers and childcare practitioners. Specialising in the early years sector for Greater London and the Home Counties, our team is highly experienced in recruiting high-calibre staff for both permanent and temporary positions in nurseries, independent schools and children’s centres.

A member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, we operate to the highest standards of compliance, giving employers peace of mind that candidate vetting has been meticulously carried out. For childcare professionals, we take pride in providing a free, supportive and personal service to help find the right opportunities for every candidate.

Whether you are a provider looking for reliable staff or a practitioner seeking your next position, the Daisy Chain team can help so please call us on 0203 826 1886.

Our Services

For Providers

Our aim is quite simply to fill your vacancies with the right people. Whether you are looking for nursery assistants, qualified practitioners, room leaders or managerial staff – or auxiliary personnel for your catering, cleaning, maintenance and administration needs – we can help you to find suitable and reliable applicants for both temporary and permanent roles.

This process begins with meeting new clients at their premises to understand their business requirements, any specific childcare needs and the team dynamics. Then we use our extensive database of registered candidates – along with social media tools and leading online job boards – to shortlist the highest quality childcare professionals that meet your specified criteria. By cherry-picking applicants in this way, we protect your valuable time and enable you to select the right staff for your particular early years setting.

As a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Daisy Chain complies with its code of conduct to offer not only statutory compliance but also the highest standards of ethical and professional service. You can rest assured that we interview and vet all candidates, thoroughly checking their identity, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) status, qualifications, work record and references.

With a passion for providing a friendly and tailored recruitment service, we keep in regular communication with you during the selection process and then provide follow-up support after a candidate has been placed in order to ensure that your expectations have been met. Our aim is to understand the current and future needs of your business in order to build a long-lasting partnership.

For Candidates

Working in childcare is a demanding job, so we understand how important it is for you to find a role that suits your skills, offers the right level of challenge and provides the opportunities you desire. Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment is here to help you every step of the way in progressing your career.

Register with us – at no cost to you – and we can match you to a position and employer that is right for you, whether you work as a childcare practitioner, a setting manager or a support worker such as a nursery chef, cleaner, caretaker, bookkeeper or receptionist. As specialists in childcare recruitment, we have access to a wide range of new positions in the early years sector every day.

In addition to offering professional advice on how to improve your CV and enhance your interview technique, we negotiate on your behalf with prospective employers and guide you through the daunting process of submitting your resignation and accepting a new job. We also provide support you after your appointment to ensure that both you and your new employer are happy.

The Daisy Chain team is committed providing friendly and helpful support in searching for the right job for you. If you are pleased with the service we have provided and choose to recommend us to friends or family members who are looking for their next career move, we will reward you with £50 of high street vouchers for any referral that we successfully place.

Natalie Fanshawe
Company Director

Having taken on the role of Company Director in the summer of 2016 most of Natalie’s time is now spent running the company and managing the fast-growing team.

Natalie spent much of her career recruiting engineers before making the move into childcare recruitment.

She still spends some time placing permanent staff into nurseries in parts of South West London. With nearly 12 year’s experience in specialist recruitment Natalie promotes a friendly and professional consultative approach and the importance of fully understanding the needs of both clients and candidates in order to deliver an excellent service.

Fun Fact: Natalie completed the 24 hour 3 peaks challenge for Mind charity & whilst playing lacrosse for Kent trialled to play for England!

Joe Ardern
Recruitment Executive

Celebrating his first year and role in recruitment, Joe has gained great experience while being the sole recruiter for a large chain of nurseries in South East London. He now also looks after permanent recruitment for the west of London.

Fun Fact: Joe once raised over £500 pounds for Charity by shaving all his hair and has achieved Grade 7 Standard of Piano. He is originally from the North and like a fine wine matured in the South.

Annabelle Lancaster
Office Administrator

During the holidays Annabelle works full time with the team helping both the temporary and permanent recruitment consultants with day to day administrative support plus managing background tasks. She also carries out key research for the team working remotely the rest of the year.

Annabelle is currently studying Geography at Kings College London and hopes to remain a crucial member of the team.

Fun Fact: Annabelle used to play tennis for Kent and now plays hockey at university.

Osha Daley
Senior Recruitment Executive

With over 5 years’ experience in Education and Early Years recruitment Osha focuses on offering the best service to both clients and candidates. Osha understands that the face of Education and Early Years is ever changing and utilises this knowledge, by keeping abreast of current legislation, in order to deliver a truly consultative approach.

Osha also believes that listening to the needs of both her clients and candidates, and building rapport, is central to making the right match.

Osha specialises in permanent recruitment for Northwest London and surrounding areas.

Fun Fact: Osha previously worked as a midwife and has delivered over 45 babies, she has also played the steel drums at the houses of parliament.

Louise Waite
Recruitment Executive

With 2 years in specialist recruitment before moving into childcare recruitment supplying permanent staff to nurseries in South West London and surrounding home counties. Louise is able to build a quick rapport with both Clients and Candidates delivering a personable service adhering to both their needs and requirement’s and doing so with an upbeat personality.

Louise spent 13 years in the Police, specialising in Child Protection and Vulnerable People.

Fun Fact: Louise studied Performing Arts and Dance at the BRIT school and danced for an R’n’B group MN8 at Live events. They reached #2 in the charts!

Register for childcare jobs

Whether you are seeking a role in childcare as a practitioner, manager or support worker – such as a nursery chef, cleaner, caretaker, bookkeeper or receptionist – registration with us is free. Simply fill in the form below and we can kick-start the process of finding your next job.

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