Tommies Childcare

As an award winning day nursery, pre-school and childcare provider, we provide exciting and memorable early years experiences for children 0-5 years.
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Staff at Tommies Childcare have been on the front line during the pandemic and personalised ‘hero key worker' books were created to thank those who worked during the first lockdown.

The award-winning nursery chain provides exciting and memorable early years experiences for children aged up to five years old at eight sites in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Its vision is to nurture, protect and help children grow into well-balanced, happy and self-assured adults in safe, natural and creative surroundings.

Tommies strives to support parents, nurture a creative environment, support the child's individuality and confidence, and finally, to guarantee its employees are the best of the best.

Keeping in touch with these employees, whether they are on furlough or at work, has been key during Covid.

‘Facebook Workplace' has provided a forum for head office to share information about everything from the furlough scheme to wellbeing and all staff have been included in virtual quizzes. These initiatives - and the children that Tommies looks after – have helped keep spirits up during the pandemic.

Covid-19 operational guidance has been continually updated and covers safety precautions such as temperature checks, PPE use and protocols in event of a positive case of a Covid case. Lateral flow tests help provide employees with the reassurance that is much needed in a sector where social distancing is not possible.

A new wellbeing policy, which incorporates staff feedback on health in the workplace, will include mental health first aider training for all managers.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

An annual staff welfare budget ensures employees' achievements are recognised and celebrated. This could be through the annual awards evening, Easter eggs for all employees, chocolate hampers for high performing nurseries or gift voucher and sweet treats for individual members of staff.

Fair Deal

88% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

The childcare provider's commitment to its staff, progress and continued growth is exemplified by its company vision for 2020-25. The vision includes annual pay rises and an aim to pay the national living wage to all qualified employees in the next two years.

Giving Something Back

96% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

As part of its drive to reduce the amount of paper used, Tommies is championing more digital ways of working, including online registers, planning, registration forms and storage of personal files. A commitment to cut the use of disposable gloves and aprons has been put on hold during the pandemic.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1998
Total number of employees
9
Number of UK locations
33
Employee average age
6% : 94%
Male : Female employee ratio
6%
Employees earning £35k+
11%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
"We are delighted to have retained our 3 Star Best Companies Accreditation, especially after the 12 months that we have all been through. Thank you to all of our employees who make this accreditation possible"

Danielle Butler, Operations Director - Tommies Childcare 

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