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Christmas Nursery Nurse Referral


We have 9 days until Christmas and one of our hard working temporary staff members Evelyn received a early Christmas present.

We presented Evelyn with a £100 HIGH STREET GIFT VOUCHER for referring a friend to work with our lovely team of childcare staff for our nurseries based in South London.

We want to reward all out staff members here at Bretsa Early Years.. so why not earn yourself a £100 HIGH STREET GIFT VOUCHER by referring a friend who has previous Nursery settings experience (at least 6 months) with a childcare Level 2 or 3 qualification, who is based in South or North London.

We have definitely played our part as Santa this year.. Why not help us find more staff members for both South and North London and we will also reward you with your £100 gift card!!!

Please contact us on 0208 858 5958 or email us on for more information regarding joining our agency for Temporary or Permanent work.

Bretsa Team :-)

Posted by: Bretsa on December 16th, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

Bretsa Agency Worker Pensions Are Here!

Since July 2014, Bretsa Ltd have been offering pensions to all people on our nursery nurses and teachers.

We know that a lot of people find pensions boring and quite complex, so to help you out, we’ve put together this guide to how they work.

What is a pension?
A pension plan is essentially a savings scheme which will give you an income when you retire. Your contributions to the pension get tax relief from the government and are invested by the pension provider, so hopefully they grow over time.

Who is the Bretsa pension provider?
We have chosen NEST Pensions – the pension scheme set up by the government who offer low fees and will invest your money on your behalf.

Can you choose a different pension provider?
No, unfortunately Bretsa only offers 1 pension provider – NEST Pensions.

Am I eligible for a pension from Bretsa?
If you are aged 22-65 years old and earn over £192 per week 3 months after you start then you’ll automatically be put in the pension scheme

What happens if I’m not 22-65 years old?
Then you can ask to join the pension scheme at any time (as long as you are under 75)! Just hit reply to your payslip.

What happens if I don’t earn over £192 per week 3 months after I start?
Then you can still ask to join the pension scheme at any time! Just hit reply to your payslip.

When will my pension start?
When you get your first payment from us you will receive an email from us letting you know the date that your pension scheme will be assessed. The assessment is 3 months after you start at checks if you earn over £192 per week and are 22-65 years old. If you are then you automatically join the scheme. Otherwise you can ask to join. Just hit reply to your payslip.

Do I have to wait 3 months to start the pension?
No, that is our automated way of working, but you can ask to join at any time. Just hit reply to your payslip.

How much will I pay in to the scheme?
Once you’re in the scheme, you’ll pay 1% of your earnings between £111-£805 per week. Bretsa will also contribute 1% of your earnings. These % rates will go up in October 2017 so you put in 3% and we’ll put in 2%. The rates go up again in October 2018 and you’ll put in 5% and we’ll put in 3%.

Can I opt out of the scheme?
You can opt out of the scheme at any time, however we don’t recommend that. If you opt out of the scheme then you will not be saving for your retirement, and you will forfeit the contribution from Bretsa!

Want more information?

Then check out the Nest Pension website at or try the government pension website

Posted by: Bretsa on September 9th, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

Bretsa Nursery Recruitment Expanding - Nursery Jobs in Greenwich!

Over the last 12 months we've had a lot of success. We're busier than ever with new clients looking for help with both our temporary and permanent nursery placements.

Our office team has grown 50% and we're now looking for 2 great new people to join our team.

You'll be recruiting and placing nursery staff day to day and long term across early years clients including private day nurseries, school nurseries and children centres. Our approach is simple straight forward recruitment for our candidates and clients.

Call for more info on 020 8858 5958!

Posted by: Bretsa on February 14th, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

Red Nose Day

At planet Bretsa today we're wearing Red Noses and a bit of fancy dress (more the girls than the boys to honest!). If you call in today you'll hear the radio on the background - we don't do that normally of course - but we've all paid a pound to have music on.

Unfortunately Nick got vetoed on Radio 4, so it's Kiss FM!

Red Nose Day

Posted by: Bretsa on March 15th, 2013 @ 2:39 PM

Gloria is our Bretsa star!

Congratulations to Gloria who was awarded a Bretsa Star Award last week. Gloria is fabulous member of our team who has travelled far and wide for client assignments, regularly gets requested back, and is loyal, hard working and professional at all times. Best of all she has one of the biggest smiles (as you can see by the pic!).

WELL DONE GLORIA - You are a Bretsa star!

Posted by: Bretsa on March 12nd, 2013 @ 2:39 PM

Nick Raynsford MP Visits Bretsa

Nick Raynsford MP Visits Bretsa

Nick Raynsford is our local MP here in Greenwich and Woolwich. Bretsa Director Nick Breeze contacted Nick about a number of nursery and recruitment industry matters recently, and was delighted when he offered to come to discuss matters at our office.

Posted by: Bretsa on January 11st, 2013 @ 2:39 PM