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.

Child Carer
Natalie Fanshawe
Senior Recruitment Consultant

After spending a couple of years establishing, running and growing Daisy Chain in the role of Company Director Natalie decided to take a step down to focus on recruiting permanent staff in areas of South West London and Surrey.

With 13 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. She spent much of her career recruiting engineers before making the move into childcare recruitment.

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 Consultant

Starting as the sole recruiter for a large chain of nurseries, Joe has moved on and now looks after permanent recruitment for the South East 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 Consultant

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.

Chilem Mustafa
Recruitment Consultant

I have over 20years experience working in nurseries, having completed my Montessori Diploma at the age of 18. I went on to work fulltime in my work placement setting and further on I was one of the managers’.

After many years I decided to look at my career options and was lucky enough to come across Daisy Chain and since I have started I have loved every minute – I am able to use my knowledge & experience to help my clients and my candidates get the right fit. I recruit for Surrey, South West and home counties.

Fun Fact: I once spent the day at an elephant sanctuary, in Sri Lanka, hand feeding their baby elephants

John Beswick
Senior Recruitment Consultant

John is originally from Yorkshire and worked as a chef for 15 years. Starting off working for Hilton until his last head chefs job doing an opening in Leicester Square for Lewis & Clarke. John started his recruitment career working for Reed and was instrumental in implementing a major contract covering all ancillary staffing for Guys and St Thomas’s. Since then John has covered both the NHS and local authority frameworks and has recruited into professional services such as Doctors, Nurses, Social workers and GP’s. John has also done work in business improvement & transformation, change management and tender & bid writing for local and national government contracts. John has covered both temp and permanent recruitment and enjoys both equally. John is covering East London, Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk.

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: One night when we were fully booked we turned down a booking for Tom Cruise!! The waitresses were devastated!

Sean Yates
Recruitment Consultant

Sean previously worked as a football coach for Leatherhead FC academy, and has sales experienced background also. He started off at Daisy Chain recruitment as a Resourcer and after a couple of months moved up onto the temporary desk for the company. He now runs the temporary recruitment for London and the home counties.

Fun Fact: Sean completed the 50 mile London to Surrey bike ride for British Heart foundation, as well as completing the 50 mile challenge, Sean thought it might be a good idea for a 25 mile warm up to the starting point! Sean completed over 75 miles that day whilst raising money for charity!

Mia Brown
Office Manager

Mia runs the day to day administration in the office, supporting the consultants and dealing with any needs of the business.

Prior to joining the company in January Mia was on maternity leave and having worked in retail for 16 years decided it was time for a change in career! Previously a retail Buyer for a large department store Group, buying Handbags and Ladies Fashion, the move into Childcare recruitment has been a great change.

Fun Fact: Mia completed the London Marathon in 2014 for Anthony Nolan charity and loved it, but won’t be running another one!

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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