St Dunstan's College is a co-educational independent day school in Catford, south-east London, England for children from 3-18 years. Since its foundation in 1888, the school has seen many additions being made to the original Victorian building and in 2016 extended its services to providing a nursery within the Pavilion Grounds.
In December 2018 we were contacted by the Bursar at St Dunstan’s College regarding the operation of their onsite Nursery. They were looking to outsource the provision to a partner with Early Years expertise and a record of accomplishment of operating a nursery adjoined to an education establishment. We were awarded the contract in January 2019 and started the engagement with the team to offer reassurance, alleviate any fears and build relationships as part of the TUPE process. We took over the running in August 2019 with 19 extraordinary team members joining the family.
During the transition our key points of focus were:
"Tinies has operated our Nursery since August 2019, on a partnership model with us. This partnership allows us to focus on the school, knowing that the Nursery children are in safe hands and the Nursery is growing. Having a partner, you can trust and grow with was of upmost importance for us. It was particularly important that we worked with a company that would value the team and nurture them as we would. My Ohana (previously Tinies) standards are as high as our own, and we are delighted that this partnership adds value for us, the children and the team."
Clair Wilkins, Bursar and Clerk to the Governors St Dunstan’s College