Co-op Childcare
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About the company

  • CEO
    Sally Bonnar
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  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Coop House Warwick Techno...
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    Co-op Childcare website

As Co-op Childcare steadily rebrands to Little Pioneers we are taking the opportunity to revive, refurbish and reinvest in our nurseries. This exciting change is more than just the name above the door – it reflects our determination to become the leading early years provider – and what a good time it is to join us.

At Little Pioneers, we know it takes talented, dedicated people to look after children. Which is why we nurture our colleagues as well as the next generation By supporting the individual needs of each member of our team, we make sure they’re always developing and learning. Whether it’s your first job, you’re looking for a new role or you’re coming back to childcare – at whatever level or ability, we help our practitioners build genuine careers by inspiring them to achieve their ambitions.

Our roles come with a fantastic and unique set of benefits which really make a difference, like discounted Co-op food bills and childcare. For example, our staff get a phenomenal 60% off their nursery fees, which could add up to a £7,000 saving a year. And what’s even more rewarding, is if you join the Co-op family right now you could qualify for up to £2,000 introductory bonus. That’s a pretty warm welcome.

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Rating is calculated based on 92 reviews and is evolving.



Early Years Practitioner in Chichester, West Sussex
on 24 February 2022
Nice place to work

Got my level 3 in childcare through working here great place to work only left to have my child , they looked after their staff and the team all helped each other.

Nursery Practitioner in London, Greater London
on 29 June 2022
Stressful, no team work

Work for this company is very stressful and no rewording, without to mention the management is unprofessional and there is a lack on listening and solving issue

Cook in Wolverhampton
on 16 May 2021
Overworked, underpaid & not appreciated

My experience was poor. The workload expectations were massive, expected to work miricals without support. I was expected without notice to assist in childcare aspects I was not comfortable with, untrained for and arguably was not part of my job description; however according to management is contractually obliged ( small print ambiguously placed under reasonable request ) and diciplineries enforced if non compliant. Even though working with children who fall into the catagory of being vulnerable and strict policies regarding illness, if you are to follow policy and be socially responsible and legaly compliant you are rewarded with disciplinary proceedings and never ending probations due to a "three month rolling" system of illness monitoring.

Nursery Assistant in Tyne and Wear
on 13 January 2021
Not outstanding

One of the worst companies to work for. Bad management and unorganised to say the least. All they are bothered about is giving disciplinarys to staff for not following rules which are not made clear and change regularly and staff are just expected to know. Underpaid for the work load expected from you. Not a positive environment to work in!

Room Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
on 27 August 2020
Room Manager

I feel very supported in my nursery and have recently started virtually attending the managers' meetings too. You can tell from these meetings all the work that is carried out higher up.

In my nursery, I feel part of a team and know that I have a say. I love working with the children and have found the transition from senior practitioner to Room Manager a little tricky at times, but my manager has helped me to work on this.

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You get asked abort your child care expriences, why you chose them, what is the eyfs or development matters. Then you get alot of senarios and what you should do in them such as suspension of home trouble, or what if a staff member hurts a child etc

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Everything about childcare and statutory expectations

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