Our story is one that we are so proud of, and such an important part of why we are unique within the childcare sector. Therefore, we wanted to share it with you as we create the next part of our story together.
Let’s start with our Company owner, Sharon. Where would we be without Sharon?
Having an incredible passion and natural ability to nurture children from birth right through to school age, Sharon created Little Hands Daycare as a high-quality childminding service from home.
This is where our roots were firmly planted to consider the whole child at the centre of everything we do. A professional environment could still be achieved while ensuring a safe, secure and personalised experience was had by all.
By popular demand, Sharon and her husband, Darren, found the perfect setting at our Amblecote branch to expand Little Hands Daycare to a larger number of children and families. Here, Sharon was able to recruit an incredible staff team to share her skills and ethos with. Children grew from tiny babies and left us to start their adventures at school.
Using the experience and incredible feedback of families, Sharon and Darren went on to open our second setting in Stourbridge (2013). Here, we were able to welcome even more families to our Little Hands family and continue to embed the truly important aspects of care in the early years. Dale, Company Operations Manager, and Aimée, Quality Improvement Leader, joined the fantastic team to ensure we continued celebrating our achievements and always remained focussed towards outstanding care and education.
In 2015, we were overjoyed to welcome our 500th family and expand Little Hands to open our third branch in Wollescote. What an amazing opportunity to work with more families, professionals and learn so much more.
In 2016 and then again in 2017, our Amblecote and Stourbridge branches received their second inspection from Ofsted and both achieved Outstanding grades. Overjoyed at the recognition that hard work and a genuine passion for high-quality care had been obtained, we continued on our mission.
In 2018 and again in 2019, the Company welcomed new roles to our leadership team; Operations Manager and Quality Improvement Leader. These roles allow the Company to run smoothly whilst ensuring the sky is no limit for Little Hands and the families we work with each day. Advocating for each and every child to reach their greatest, individual potential whilst being honoured to learn from them and their families every day.
Little Hands Daycare has now welcomed over 1000 families to our nurseries and we cannot wait to share the rest of our future with you. Here’s to the next 1000 families and our adventures together.
You can learn more Little Hands Daycare on our about us page.