Posted on 1/09/2021 by Entree Recruitment
This month we welcomed a new member to the Early Years team, Senior Consultant Lauren Robertson! We thought we'd sit down and find out a little more about her in this Q&A.
What is your experience of the early years industry and where did you begin?
I was fortunate enough to begin my childcare career straight after completing my Diploma in Children’s Services at Douglas Mawson Institute of TAFE.
I started my career as a Team Leader role in a toddler room at a newly opened centre. I really enjoyed being a part of establishing relationships with new children and families and setting up environments, and within 6 months was offered an opportunity for career progression as the Director resigned from the role.
Why did you decide to work in recruitment?
I decided over the last two years, although I enjoyed going to work everyday, I was seeking a new challenge.
An opportunity became available to work alongside Penny (head of early years), who I had built rapport with throughout my 18 years in the early years sector.
What attracted you to Entrée?
I had only ever used Entrée early years to support me to fill roles when working in the sector because of their reliability, professionalism and communication.
They are the experts in the Adelaide market and I understood Entrée provided a personalized service and I wanted to share my industry knowledge and skills.
What do you believe the importance of your new role is?
I think it’s vital to understand the needs of our clients and the culture of their centre to ensure we find the best client/candidate fit. We have such an amazing team of candidates and its just as important to understand their values and pedagogy.
How was your first week with Entrée?
In my first week I really felt the love! Before even parking my car, I was handed my favourite Chai Latte by Tully!
If you'd like to connect with Lauren, you can find her on LinkedIn