Welcome to Early Years HR

A warm welcome from Sophie Haylock, Early Years HR Director.

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

  • Employment Law
  • HR Guidance and Policies
  • Online HR System
  • Leadership Training and Personality Profiling

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.

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. For those looking for a retained service, prices start at £65 per month for a 12 month subscription. Unlike some providers we won’t tie you into long contracts. Our rates for visiting you on-site are also very reasonable. Sophie believes that good HR advice should not be cost prohibitive! We’re always happy to have a free, no obligation call if you’d like to run something past us.

With Early Years HR, you’ll be getting HR support from someone who truly understands the operation and commercial running of your business. Our Director, Sophie Haylock, is a day nursery owner. So if you’re looking for HR for your nursery, why not work with someone who can combine HR and nursery experience?

Find out more about the services we offer, including personality profiling and leadership training.

If you’re looking for HR document, visit our brand new online shop!

Sophie’s professionalism and expertise helped us a great deal with our HR review, including staff contracts, Employees Handbook and policies.  Sophie took the time to understand our individual business and personnel needs, she is very efficient.  Sophie’s ‘Pay as You Go’ option is ideal for our small setting.


Katie & Wendy – Bierton Pre School

Thank you for the one to one meeting form; I really like it, and like the sense that I can use that in a bit of a pick’n’mix kind of way. It really helps me tailor my meetings with my staff- I know what’s been going on for them and am able to pick out the most appropriate questions or area. I think that is really useful in making the supervision really valuable for the individuals rather than quite generic!

Avril, Nursery Manager