Great place to work accreditation for ‘extraordinary’ Coventry nursery group

Coventry-based day nursery provider, Tommies Childcare, has maintained a 3 Star Best Companies Accreditation for the second year running.

Tommies Childcare opened its doors in 1998 in the form of a pre-school at St Thomas’ Church Hall in Keresley.

The provider has grown over its 21-year history and now cares for more than 500 children at its nurseries in Coventry, Derby, Kenilworth and Nuneaton.

For the second consecutive year, staff at Tommies participated in the Best Companies ‘b-Heard Survey’.

The b-Heard survey is widely seen as the benchmark for measuring engagement in workplaces across the United Kingdom.

Jonathan Austin, CEO & Founder of Best Companies said: “I would like to congratulate Tommies Childcare on their achievement.

“Best Companies have been producing the accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace.

“Organisations like Tommies Childcare 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.”


A 3 Star Best Companies accreditation is the highest standard of workplace engagement, representing organisations that truly excel.

The 3 Star accreditation reflects ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement.

‘Making the World a Better Workplace’

When Tommies were informed of their accreditation, Danielle Butler (Operations Director), said: “We are immensely proud and excited to have maintained our 3 Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2020.

“The 3 Star accreditation represents a level of engagement that many organisations strive for. “For the second year in a row, we have demonstrated that we understand the importance of workplace engagement and genuinely value our employees.”

The Sunday Times Best Companies Lists

Organisations which receive a 3 Star Best Companies Accreditation will be considered for The Sunday Times Best Companies lists, depending on their survey score.

The Sunday Times Lists for 2020 are still being compiled, and Tommies Childcare will discover if they have made the list on 11th December 2019.