Childcare work in the Guildford area

Careline Agency understand that as a childcare practitioner you have many career options open to you. You may want to work full time, part time, on a permanent or temporary basis, as a nanny, in a nursery or providing family support in the Guildford area.

How we work to find the childcare job you want

We are an established childcare agency with longstanding relationships with hundreds of childcare facilities and social service departments. We actively seek out the kind of job that is right for you and only put you forward for posts which match your requirements. We have been successfully placing childcare employees for over 20 years and have built up a high industry profile throughout the central south area of England. This means we have access to a very wide range of childcare vacancies.

If you are currently looking for work in Guildford, please contact us and arrange a meeting so that we can get to know you, your work experience, job preferences and aspirations and start to seek out the ideal position for you.

The difference between temporary and permanent childcare positions

Temp work

The term "temp" work is often misunderstood because this type of work may not necessarily be temporary! For many years, a number of our staff members have chosen to work as temps (some even for decades!). Don't assume that temp work is part time because full time hours are the norm.

As a temp worker, or more commonly known as an agency worker or supply worker, Careline Agency would offer you weekly employment to suit you and your wages would be paid direct by us. Once you have been cleared, you would be eligible to work at a large number of nurseries and with families who requre temporary support.

Working as a temp gives you greater flexibility and you can specify the hours you want to work and which employers you prefer to work for. You might like to work at a variety of different workplaces, but in practice we find that many of our temps become valued regulars at a small number of establishments, or often they take long term placements. You will still be entitled to holiday pay and have access to the same workplace facilities as the directly employed childcare workers that work alongside you.

Whether you are looking to broaden your childcare experience, or just looking for variety, make temping with Careline your career choice. You will be a highly valued team member, earn leading rates within the industry and receive your pay reliably into your account at the end of each week.

We find that many of our temps are offered permanent positions where they are temping, so this could be a good way to "try" out a job and see if it is right for you.

Permanent work

Once we have assessed your job requirements, objectives and preferences, we will use our extensive employer network to introduce you to employers in the Guildford area  with permanent vacancies at day nurseries and social services as well as families looking for a nanny.

If you then accept a job offer you will be employed directly by that employer. There is no cost to you - our fees are paid by the employer.

We have both full-time and part-time permanent positions as

  • Nursery Mangers
  • Deputy Mangers
  • Qualified Nursery Nurses
  • Unqualified but Experienced Nursery Nurses
  • Assistant Nursery Nurses
  • Senior Nursery Nurses
  • Nannies
  • Night Nannies
  • Mother's Help
  • Maternity Nurses
  • Doulas

Here are some childcare career situations we often find people in:

You might be seeking temp work in a Guildford day nursery starting immediately ... Great! We will start your clearance procedure as quickly as we can and start you with temp work in local nurseries.

You might be looking for a fabulous permanent childcare job in Guildford that meets all your requirements ... Great! Get in touch and tell us what kind of childcare job you are looking for and we will begin the search for your ideal job.

You could be currently working with a family and want to work part-time in a day nursery in Guildford to increase your hours ... Great! Once cleared for work, we will book you in for work shifts that match your availability.

You might feel you are able to offer temporary support to families in Guildford with social, medical or maternity issues ... Great! Once cleared for work, we will place you through our social services clients. (NB You will normally need to be a driver for this type of work.)

I'm interested - what should I do next?

Even if you are not available immediately, you can still apply to Careline now.

Remember the process of obtaining references and clearances can take some time. An online application form is available here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Careline!

Our Geographical Coverage

Careline provides care agency or permanent childcare personnel throughout central southern England, including Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. The major towns and cities covered include Abingdon, Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Ascot, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bicester, Bracknell, Camberley, Crowthorne, Didcot, Fareham, Farnborough, Farnham, Guildford, Henley on Thames, High Wycombe, Hungerford, Maidenhesd, Marlborough, Newbury, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Swindon, Thame, Thatcham, Wallingford, Winchester, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham.

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