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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation


We run 15 dedicated groups for members who need sector-specific support. Sector groups bring together recruiters with a common interest to lobby, champion best practice, and share knowledge.

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Get the latest information affecting recruiters for early years staff and meet other REC members in this sector.

We fight your corner and champion the positive impact you have on the economy, business and people's lives. Together, we're upholding standards and compliance across the childcare sector. Our key campaigns in childcare are:

  • Procurement – the CCS and NPS Supply Teacher frameworks
  • Immigration and candidate shortages
  • DBS checks
  • Pay of teaching assistants and other support staff
  • Temp to Perm fees
  • The role of umbrellas
  • Competition from online apps

Benefits of joining:

  • Regular networking meetings - make your voice heard
  • Stay informed on the latest issues affecting the sector
  • Prepare for legislation changes
  • Stay up to date on procurement frameworks
  • Guidance for supply teachers
  • Advice to help you develop your business

Coronavirus guidance and support

We understand it is a very challenging time for the sector, and that members have some questions around what Covid-19 means for you. As well as our Coronavirus Hub, with a wealth of general guidance and support. We have also developed an Education Sector Specific FAQ document

We are aware that NASUWT has written to several members about Statutory Sick Pay for supply teachers. Please download our suggested template response (it opens as a word doc).

REC Education meeting - 4 March update

Following our latest Education sector meeting we developed our Covid-19 Education Sector FAQs (as above). This answers some of the questions at the meeting on COVID-19, Holiday Pay and the Key Information Document. 

There is also an opening to be a member of REC’s education executive – more details on how to apply can be found on the third slide of the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting. Or email Chris Russell on for more information.

Join the Education sector group

If you’re interested in joining the REC Education sector group, contact your REC account manager at or 020 7009 2100