Lilliput Montessori Day Nurseries are based in Leicestershire
Across our group of five nurseries we are currently under-staffed by five members of staff, all of which we require to be Level 3 practitioners. We are finding it increasingly difficult to find good Level 3 candidates, and I do believe the GCSE requirement has exacerbated this. Indeed, our recruitment problems could be solved at a stroke as we have five members of staff who are having to take GCSEs alongside, or after, qualifying to Level 3, so that they can progress to the role. It is very frustrating as in some cases they already have equivalency in Maths, but it is not being recognised. They have already proven themselves as excellent practitioners and that will be the case whether they achieve their C grades in GCSE maths or not.