Being an Employer

Being an employer means knowing your responsibilities for employing staff.

The vodcast that follows takes you through the steps to prepare your business as you become an employer and the critical tasks that need to be undertaken as you employ staff for the first time.  The vodcast covers deciding how much to pay someone, checking if someone has the legal right to work in the UK, applying for DBS checks, arranging Employer's Liability Insurance, preparing a Written Statement of Employment, registering with HMRC as an employer and considerations for a Workplace Pension Scheme;

To support with recruitment the DfE have launched their Do Something Big recruitment campaign, whereby providers can post vacancies free of charge on a national Find a Job platform.

Employers will also remember, the responsibilities of becoming an employer doesn't stop at the end of the recruitment process. Once staff are in place you have responsibilities for their ongoing welfare, supervision, training and career progression. Within our CPD Training and Networking Opportunities you will find Safer Recruitment courses alongside a wealth of other CPD opportunities and the resources around quality improvement, specifically the Teaching and Learning and Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements audits, which can be found here, can assist in planning a staff induction and training programme and develop a staff supervision cycle.  Your allocated EYFS Support Worker can offer further support with these toolkits if required.

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Do Something Big