Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Specialist retailer
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  • Contact
    • Mothercare, Cherry Tree Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 6SH

About Mothercare and Early Learning Centre

What is it like to work for Mothercare and Early Learning Centre

The head office subsidised restaurant clearly labels a healthy option meal each day.They ran a Slimming Club in head office during the summer. Stress-busting massage and beauty treatments for employees on site at head office are offered.The company is a members of the Retail Trust and all their employees are entitled to use their services free of charge which include up to 6 free sessions of face to face local sessions with a BACP registered therapists (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy). The private medical insurance company runs a scheme called Vitality where their employees are offered cash incentives to lead a healthy lifestyle including getting to know your numbers. The company has also installed showers and bicycle stands at Head office to encourage employees to cycle in to work.
My Team
My Team
Last christmas they had a lunch-time reception for head office employees. They also hold a fabulous party for the children of head office employees on Christmas Eve. Store teams receive a budget per head for their Christmas celebration. Last year they also held a summer carnival for head office employees. Their is a social committee at head office which arranges fun events like quiz evenings, bingo nights and theatre trips.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
There was an across the board pay reivew of 3% in July 2010. Also a bonus was paid in June 2010 to all employees which was both performance and profit related, depending on job roles. In April 2009 they changed the store bonus to half-yearly: this bonus goes to the whole store team and is entirely based on their store performance. This motivates staff through the knowledge that their own performance determines the success of the store. The bonus is up to 8% of annual salary, including overtime payments, and so reflects their total contribution. At that same time the head offices management scheme was realigned to reflect performance. Junior head office staff who had delivered exceptional performance (as nominated by the Leadership team) were rewarded with a one-off discretionary bonus of up to £1000. The share-save scheme gives all employees the opportunity to by rewarded for their efforts through increases in the share price. They acknowledge that recognitiion for greatness can be as valuable as monetary rewards and the various award schemes which they run give employees and teams the opportunity to be thanked in person by members of the Exec.

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  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    10% / 90%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Number of Staff:


  • Staff:


  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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