Lothian Childcare Solutions

Recruitment Procedure


We will ensure that all eligible candidates go through a rigorous recruitment process. This will include:

Completing an application form


Verification of right to work in the United Kingdom

Requesting two written references, one  of which will be from the candidates most recent employer. including completion of application forms, interviews, at least two references, Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership with Disclosure Scotland and professional registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Further information on both PVG membership and SSSC can be found at the following links:

PVG: mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/

SSSC: sssc.uk.com/


All documents will be checked to ensure candidates are entitled and qualified to work with children.

Lothian Childcare Solutions can supply:

  • Permanent live in/out nannies (day nannies). We can carry out all the necessary checks required and allow you to interview or we can carry out a full recruitment process.
  • Temporary and permanent, experienced and qualified Early Learning and Childcare workers. Whether you need dependable staff to cover annual leave, in an emergency, or the best permanent staff.
  • Babysitters (new service coming soon)
  • Mother’s helpers


Equal Opportunities

Lothian Childcare Solutions is an equal opportunity employment agency. We will treat all staff, and those who use its services, reasonable and fairly irrespective of ethnic origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religion, disability and health.

We will ensure that this value is shared and promoted with every member of staff to ensure that individual rights are safeguarded and upheld.

We will have regard to the equal opportunity provisions contained in the Equal Pay Act 1970 and 1973; Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986; Race Relations Act 1976; Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and will take note of the recommendations of, and guidance given, in the codes of practice for the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission.


View our Equality and Diversity Policy



Safer Recruitment Guidance in Scotland

Safer Recruitment through Better Recruitment is a best practice document published by the Scottish Government in 2007. The guidance details robust recruitment processes that can help employers ensure that unsuitable staff do not gain access to children or protected adults. Best practice recruitment approaches are crucial, for example in preventing unsuitable people from carving out careers in a caring profession simply in order to gain access to children and vulnerable adults with the purpose of grooming them for sexual or other exploitation. The Scottish Government are currently working with partners to consider approaches to updating and refreshing this guidance. Work is also underway to develop a web space where information about the project will be published. We aim to keep up to date with changes in legislation and recruitment guidance, ensuring that we make changes to our procedures.

Further information can be found at gov.scot/Topics/People/social-services-workforce/safer-recruitment