We Have Worked Hard To Gain An Extensive Knowledge.

At Vida Education we have worked hard to gain an extensive knowledge of education and childcare settings and with 30 years experience in the education sector, we understand the importance of recruiting the ‘right’ person.

We are committed to ensuring that any staffing problems you may encounter are dealt with promptly, efficiently and exceeding expectations. It is this commitment to excellence mixing with our knowledge and experience, providing a tailored service to our clients and ensuring the highest standards are met by our candidates that has enabled us to become the preferred agency for many schools in Lancashire and Cumbria.

The safeguarding and suitability of our candidates is of paramount importance to all at Vida Education and you can rest assured that all these check are carried out prior to any candidates placement.

We have been awarded for a commitment to excellence.


Vida Education maintains the highest standards throughout the recruitment process and we are one of only a handful of supply agencies in the UK who have achieved APSCo’s Compliance+ award for education recruitment. The accreditation which is recognised by the DfE, covers two areas, candidate safeguarding and competency. 

  • Certifies safeguarding which goes beyond statutory requirements
  • Ensures competency and suitability of every candidate placed
  • Recognised as a certified standard by the CCS/DfE

The compliance of our candidates is paramount to all at Vida Education and as a ‘Compliance+ education award’ holder, all candidate are subject to a strict recruitment process and our checks go beyond the statutory requirements set out by the DfE’s guidelines on Safeguarding Children and Safer Children Recruitment in Education.


  • Face to Face Interview
  • CV Check (any gaps of 3 months or more are fully explained by the candidate)
  • List ItemProof of Right to Work in the UK (Proof of National Insurance, Work Permit)
  • Signed Disqualification by Association Declaration
  • References covering a 5 year period
  • ID Check (Passport, Driving Licence, Original Birth Certificate)
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check & Update Service Check
  • Child Barring Checks/List 99 Check
  • Overseas Police Check (Where applicable)
  • Qualifications Check
  • Two Proofs of Address (Utility Bill, Bank Statement)
  • NCTL Check for Teachers
  • Signed Rehabilitation of Offenders Declaration
  • Medical Checks

As A Client You Can Always Expect:

  • Your consultant to respond in a timely fashion to all bookings placed
  • Vetting information and ID sent prior to the candidates’ arrival
  • Check in call to ensure the staff member has arrived punctually
  • Feedback call at the end of the day to ensure the quality of service
  • Any complaints will be dealt with immediately by your dedicated consultant
  • A dedicated consultant available from 07:00AM to 21:00PM
What You Can Expect Of Our Candidates:​
  • They are fully qualified and fully trained staff who are fit for purpose
  • The will act in a professional manner at all times
  • They will be professionally dressed
  • They will arrive in good time and make themselves known to the school contact on arrival
  • They'll bring appropriate ID and DBS documents with them
  • They'll be flexible & willing to carry out additional work if requested

What are clients are saying..


"I always find Vida to be extremely helpful. They listen carefully to our requirements and send us candidates who not only match our brief but also our school context. Very helpful."

HR Manager


​"Cannot fault the service we have always received from Vida Education. Extremely satisfied with the quality of staff, the consultants understand our needs as a school, complaints and issues are dealt with swiftly and appropriately and there is a constant stream of feedback working both ways to ensure best service is received. Competitive on price without compromising on quality."

Cover Manager


"Professional friendly staff that deal with all requests efficiently and quickly. First class customer service."

Head Teacher


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