Nursery staff in Chiswick celebrated a smashing achievement as a top UK company to work for - a 10th year in a row.
A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was held to mark the momentous occasion at Devonshire Day Nursery in Bennett Street after it was listed 21st in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For.
The joyous occasion saw teachers and children aged six weeks to five years donning fancy dress and the nursery decorated with balloons and bunting to also mark the company’s three-star ‘extraordinary’ rating for a fifth year running.
Nursery on the Green on Thorncliffe Road, Southall, also part of the of Childbase Partnership, celebrated the company's success with a lavish tea party.
Practitioners who attended the awards ceremony in London took home a trophy for ‘Making the world a better workplace for 10 years'.
Nursery manager Emer Pateman said: “It is a very personal achievement because we are all employee owners and what we say really does make a difference.
“When you are committed to giving young children the very best start in life, a happy supported staff team is vital.
“Ofsted inspectors have told us repeatedly that a happy and engaged staff team equals happy children. Our pride in our nursery and our company is reflected in our happy and confident children and there is nothing more rewarding or satisfying than that.”
Devonshire Day Nursery is part of Childbase Partnership, an employee-owned business, which has 44 day nurseries in the South of England.
The outstanding Ofsted rated nursery was also named best for its charitable and environmental initiatives for which it received the ‘Giving Something Back’ special award.