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Early Years Qualifications List

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To find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting and can be included in staff:child ratios check the early years qualifications list on the Government website.

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Advisory, Conciliation,and Arbitration Services (ACAS)

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Information and free downloadable tools and templates to help with the recruitment process.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides criminal records checking and barring functions to help employers make safe recruitment decisions for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB)

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The Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) is made up of representatives from statutory, voluntary and community organisations/services and meets regularly to agree and oversee the effectiveness of agencies working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Dorset.  They also give local advice on safer recruitment.

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

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Eligibility and current rates for the national minimum wage and national living wage.

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Volunteering in Dorset childcare settings

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Find out about the benefits of volunteers working in a childcare setting and the importance of volunteer agreements.

Volunteering in Dorset childcare settings
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If you are a childcare setting, use the button below to submit a job vacancy.

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