Claire Adams, Branch Owner
I am qualified with a BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing 1993-1995 and have trained as a Midwife at the University of Hertfordshire in 1997-1999.
I started out my career at Tinies as a Childcare Consultant back in January 2000, and have been responsible for launching and establishing franchises in the Home Counties. I have a staff team of 11 to help support and manage our daily operation.
I now own and run 5 Tinies Franchises acquiring my first franchise in May 2004 with Tinies Hertfordshire. I went on to buy Tinies Buckinghamshire in June 2006 and then in May 2008 I bought Tinies Berkshire Nurseries. In May 2009 I took over Hampshire & West Surrey nanny agency leaving my most recent acquisition for 2010 to be Tinies Dorset, making me the single largest Tinies franchisee in Tinies history.
We believe Tinies' Vision is to provide the very best nannies and childcarers to our clients, and to be trusted to deliver on that promise. In addition, we must influence and shape the future of the childcare industry.
Internally as a company we are committed to being the preferred supplier for our clients, outshining our competitors, and growing our business year on year.
We deliver a professional, personal and proactive service to find the right childcare solution for our clients. Safety is paramount, and therefore we guarantee all Tinies childcarers undergo vigorous interviewing and screening.
Catherine Croucher, Senior Recruitment Consultant
Before joining the Tinies Recruitment Team I was working as a Private Nanny and have 14 years' experience working within the child care industry gaining my Diploma in Childcare and Education in August 2005. I was very excited to start a new career path with completely new challenges ahead and still be able to work within the childcare industry.
I started my position at Tinies in February 2016 as maternity cover running the Temp Nursery desk for Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. The job was very fast passed and I often wondered if I would cope with the amount of new information I was taking in. It was great getting to know the candidates that had worked for Tinies for many years and I had plenty of support from the team. I thought working as a nanny that my new job would be easy but I most certainly have been proven wrong. I survived the maternity position and took on a permanent position with Tinies in January 2017 I worked very closely with the Senior consultant in a shared role and was introduced to the world or permanent employment. I built many new relationships and there was a real buzz when finding a candidate their dream job!
Early 2018 I took on a new challenge and still continue to support nannies with temporary employment, working closely with local hotels providing a babysitting service and working with local authorities providing creches that run alongside parenting courses. In June 2018 I was thrilled to be promoted to Senior Recruitment consultant and I enjoy working closely with the branch manager.
Although I have been faced with various challenges along the way I find my job to be very rewarding and am lucky to work with a wonderful team of people. I have learnt so many new skills and still continue to do so through training. I have learnt a lot about myself along the way and how to deal with circumstances I would have never thought a recruitment agency would need to concur.