Welcome to Early Years HR

Early Years HR are specialists in supporting nurseries and preschools with their HR needs and helping their businesses to grow.

If you are Nursery or Preschool Manager, or owner, in need of Nursery HR support and advice, Early Years HR can help you with all your HR matters. Whether you’re buying a nursery and need TUPE and recruitment support, are in need of employment contract and policies or thinking about how to keep your nursery team motivated, Early Years HR can help.

Early Years HR Consultants have worked in the early years sector, so we understand your concerns with safeguarding, LADO and Ofsted. You’ll get sector specific advice from people who know the EYFS. What’s more, Early Years HR owner and Director, Sophie Haylock, is currently the interim Head of Operations for a growing nursery group so you get HR and employment law expertise combined with nursery operations experience.

And did we mention….we’re happy to work with you on a pay as you go basis so there’s no need to pay a monthly fee for services you don’t use.


Sophie is highly professional and responsive in meeting our needs. She is extremely flexible in taking on different consultancy tasks and always delivers to the highest standard

Lucinda Carney, CEO, Actus

Sophie’s expertise, sector-knowledge and attention to detail have proved an invaluable asset to us. Her contribution to our regular Leadership team meetings is always original, constructive and thoughtful. I would have no hesitation recommending her to other Early Years businesses

Eamonn O’Connor Director, The Wigwam Day Nursery