Tommies Childcare: A Sunday Times Top 100 Company

Updated: August 2019

Tommies Childcare has been praised as one of the top places to work in the UK

Tommies Childcare has received national recognition from The Sunday Times after being listed in the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in the UK.

As the only nursery provider and Coventry-based company to be highlighted as a small company in the annual Sunday Times Best Companies initiative, Tommies Childcare has been ranked at 34th place in a final list of 100 other small companies, following thousands of entries.

The accolade comes after an anonymous staff poll which showed employees felt listened to, valued, respected and cared for.

Statistic: 96% of staff agreed the experience they gain from their job is valuable for their future.

Operations Director Danielle Butler said:

We’re immensely proud to be listed in the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2019.

This was the first time we have entered so to be included as number 34 on the list is mind-blowing.

Our success should be shared with those who really make the difference: our people. For our senior team this has always been an important part of growing a successful business. Quite often in organisations hierarchy dictates how people are treated and valued. We have worked hard to change this attitude.


Chrissie Wincott loves getting to know her young charges at Tommies Childcare

Everyday is different for staff at Tommies Childcare. Nursery practitioner Chrissie Wincott looks after babies at Westhill Corner, and says:

There’s not a day that’s boring here. The children’s little personalities and high spirits keep us motivated. It’s lovely to get to know them and you feel so proud that you’ve helped them develop.

Jonathan Austin, CEO and founder of Best Companies said:

I would like to congratulate the Tommies team on its achievement.

Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Organisations like Tommies have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”

Why Work for Tommies Childcare?

Not only is Tommies Childcare a place where people feel valued but also a place where staff receive a comprehensive benefits package.

Tommies Childcare recognises that while it is important to pay staff competitively, which we do, it’s just as important to reward them with benefits that support their well being. Some of our benefits include:

  • Up to a 50% childcare discount at Tommies nurseries
  • 10% Friends & Family Discount
  • Up to 25 days annual leave per year, plus Bank Holidays
  • Up to 4 further days annual leave for 100% attendance
  • Purchase or sell additional annual leave
  • Well-being hours
  • 6 weeks full maternity pay
  • Up to a 2% annual pay increase for high-performance
  • Good/Outstanding Ofsted grading rewards
  • In-house training and mentoring
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Christmas saver scheme
  • £100.00 bonus for referring a friend to work at Tommies Childcare
  • Free uniform entitlement
  • Discounted gym membership at Coventry Sports Foundation
  • Exclusive member discount with Haven Holidays


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