A truly unique recruitment agency

About us

At Parents & Careers Recruitment, we are deeply passionate about parents and believe they constitute an under-utilised, highly ambitious and qualified talent pool. 

Our mission is to match our candidates with roles they will love and find meaningful, in a company that champions flexibility and diversity. 

We partner primarily with clients in and around London, working on roles that are full-time, part-time and anything in between. 

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Our history

From 2017 – 2021 we ran a career advice website called Mothers & Careers. Our audience received regular newsletters with news about flexible working, career advice and latest job opportunities.

Our contributors and writers wrote inspiring articles about juggling motherhood and work and how to re-launch yourself after maternity leave.

Companies advertised flexible job roles on our job board and in our newsletters. We worked with established companies like Deloitte, Boodle Hatfield, UCL, FDM, Holland Hahn & Wills and Baker McKenzie to growing startups such as Monzo, Koru Kids, Kin Learning, Beam, Yulife, AccurX, Under the Doormat and Skimlinks.


"We have been really impressed by the quality of candidates that have found us through Mothers & Careers; the flexibility works for everyone and we've had access to some excellent candidates who know that being part-time shouldn't stop them doing a really interesting job."

Merilee Karr, CEO of Under the Doormat


"We received so many fantastic applications from the ad we placed in Mothers and Careers. We were blown away by the response! We'll definitely be using this channel again."

Rachel Carrell, CEO of Koru Kids


Following on from the success of Mothers & Careers, in 2021 we launched Parents & Careers, a full recruitment service for busy London parents.

Parents & Careers is supported by REflex, a support platform by Recruitment Entrepreneur spearheaded by James Caan CBE.

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Commended Best Start-Up

Business Award

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Our values


We offer a high quality, professional service. We try to be original, creative and go beyond in our efforts.


We are passionate about our business, clients and candidates. We believe in meaningful, purposeful work.


Matching the right candidate with the right client is an art. We have an inquisitive approach and try to get to know our candidates beyond just pure skills and experience. We also get to know our clients well so we understand their values, working style and business culture.

Our founder

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Anette B Beelaerts


Anette launched Parents & Careers Recruitment in 2021.This felt like a natural progression from the success of the career blog Mothers & Careers.

Anette has more than 10 years of experience working in the City of London. After having a career in various commercial and operational roles in the shipping industry (Maersk Broker, Allocean), she then embarked on a Government relations career. She did a brief stint at the Royal Norwegian Embassy before continuing in financial services with public policy and advocacy roles for the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, Nationwide and Standard Chartered Bank.

Anette is also a writer and editor and has been a contributor to Forbes. She has a Master in International Business Management from University of Surrey. She lives in London with her husband Gerard and their two children.