Human Resources Coaching & Advice Service - Children's Centres

How can we help you?

  • Traded Service - Level 1
    • Provision of pre-employment safeguarding checks to support safer recruitment, i.e. DBS and The Children’s Barred List checks. The centre will be responsible for costs
    • Provision of a comprehensive annual HR Health Check of your centre that identifies areas of best practice and risk, and provides clear recommendations
    • Provision of model procedures, relating to recruitment and selection, capability, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and sickness absence management
    • Provision of advice and guidance relating to pay and conditions of employment for all categories of staff, including implementation of national and local government regulations and formation of contracts of employment
    • Telephone advice and support on the implementation of the centre’s capability, disciplinary, grievance and attendance management procedures, including investigation and attendance at formal hearings/meetings
    • Provision of statutory and procedural advice and support in relation to redundancy processes
    • Telephone advice and support on all issues relating to employment tribunals
  • Traded Service - Level 2
    • Workplace mediation: A voluntary and confidential process for resolving workplace differences and disputes between colleagues through the assistance of trained and accredited mediators
    • Bespoke training: Provision of training to suit specific centre needs i.e. policy workshops or Senior Leaders and Governing Bodies and access to half day workshops on model procedures and provision of tailored consultancy


Level 1
Charges are based on the number of staff working at each centre at a fixed rate of £55.00 for each member of staff

Level 2
Includes all Level 1 services plus additional training, consultancy and mediation tailored to suit your needs

  • Half day workshops on model procedures: £40 per delegate
  • Mediation: charged at a daily rate of £500
  • Bespoke training on HR Issues: charged at £100 per hour or £300 for a half day
  • Consultancy charged at an hourly rate of £70 or £350 for a full day
  • Compilation of centre specific data e.g. TUPE transfers (where the centre also buy into payroll): £50 per employee
  • Settlement Agreements: payment of the legal fees
  • Fees for legal support in preparation for and at Employment Tribunals will be provided upon request
  • Contracts: Issuing of contracts is the responsibility of the Centre. However we can provide specialist advice on the drafting of new or tailoring of existing employment contracts at a charge of £100 per contract


Stacey Bailey
Deputy Head of HR
020 8921 8894

Louise Richardson
HR Manager
020 8921 8259