Meet the Team

Kerry Whitehouse


I have gained a wealth of experience in the childcare profession since 1999.  Over many years I have set up and developed pre-schools on behalf of organisations and my own Full Day Care and Out of School Care provision for children aged eight weeks up to twelve years and have achieved Outstanding and Good grades from Ofsted. I also run a very successful mobile crèche service which travels to various locations in the community.


In 2006 I was runner-up Sandwell Women of Achievement and received an award.  In 2007, 2009 and 2011 myself and the Business Manager received the Childcare Business Management Award for Tipton Toddlers from Sandwell Quality Early Years Unit. Further achievements include an accredited quality assurance scheme “Investors –in-Children” (2007–2010) and The Basic Skills Agency Award – Quality in Early Years 2013, 2016 and again in 2020. I hold a BA Degree in Early Childhood Services. I have a very good understanding of how important it is to hire the right team for the benefit of the business.


I am also honoured to have been a trustee for the charity Murray Hall Community Trust, between 2007 - 2017. This taught me a great deal about working with and supporting my community. 


All of the above empowered me to strive for excellence in recruiting the right people for the job, not just within my own Company but for everyone else too, hence the opening of Solutions 4 Educare Ltd.

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Richard Powell

Recruitment Manager

I have worked within the Childcare industry for ten years and have experienced a range of different roles and environments throughout. I hold a degree in Performing Arts as well as acquiring a Sports qualification.


I am able to incorporate all my knowledge and skills, previously gained, into my role as a Recruitment Consultant, enabling me to recruit the best possible candidates for my clients. I have been recruiting staff for many years.

I have high expectations for my team and I love being a part of a 'Caring Community Company.' I know how important it is to have a positive influence and attitude on a day to day basis when working with members of my team and the community.


Outside of work, I am a huge West Bromwich Albion fan. I also have a family of my own. I enjoy spending lots of time with them out and about and in the garden. I also play guitar, enjoy live music and bike rides.

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Vicky Powell

Business Director

I have been working as a  Business Manager since 2001 having also completed my degree in Business Management in 2010 . My personal mission is: ‘To be challenged to provide opportunities that contribute to the well-being and achievement of others.’  This approach ultimately enables me to seek the best outcomes for everyone – I support staff in terms of work-life balance which maximizes the benefits for my clients in having the most motivated, ready for work staff.


I have exceptional organisation skills, from setting up office based systems for administration, finance, payroll and personnel to leading and managing a very busy business. A key achievement for me was being recognised in 2007, 2009 and 2011 whereby myself and my sister Kerry received the Childcare Business Management Award for Tipton Toddlers day nursery from Sandwell Quality Early Years Unit.


These key achievements have facilitated my work with Solutions 4 Educare.  I have a passion for HR and recruitment and have an excellent understanding of what your business requires when recruiting and selecting staff or needing emergency cover.


On a personal note I love taking holidays abroad with my family, taking in the culture and sightseeing and enjoy socialising with my family and friends. 


Sophia Whittaker

Recruitment Consultant

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Hi let me introduce myself, My name is Sophia

I have just joined Solutions 4 Edcuare as an Education Consultant. I have 14 years of Sales and customer focused experience. I have worked with customers and clients at all levels for many years and build relationships easy with people .

I am really outgoing , friendly and love to solve problems and help people achieve their goals.

I am committed to helping people succeed and I am very down to earth, a typical black country trait.


On a Personal level family comes first, I am a mother and enjoy spending time with my family.

I love arts and music. I enjoy going to the theatre, Museums watching live bands, Festivals and socialising with friends.

Learning to ride a motorcycle this year , so watch this space!

I look forward to working together and hearing from you, please feel free to contact me regarding becoming a client or if you're looking for work