Nurs­ery staff en­joy new year bonus

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

STAFF from a Twyford nurs­ery re­ceived a great start to the new year in the form of a postChrist­mas bonus.

The team from Cedar Park Day Nurs­ery re­ceived a share of a £1.2 mil­lion tax-free div­i­dend, which has been paid to all staff in the Child­base Part­ner­ship. The com­pany has 43 tod­dlers in the South of Eng­land.

And to help the team at the day nurs­ery in Bridge

Farm Road, staff broke open a trea­sure chest piñata filled with choco­late coins.

The bonus meant that all full-time em­ploy­ees, from Ap­pren­tices to the Chair­man re­ceived a pay­ment of £750, with pro-rata pay­ments made to em­ploy­ees who worked less than full-time or started mid­way dur­ing the fi­nan­cial year.

The money will help the Twyford team ful­fil some dreams dur­ing 2019.

The com­pany said that room leader Amelia Ge­orge El­lis is now plan­ning a trip to Paris for her and her boyfriend, while cook Sally Mock­ford is plan­ning a cruise.

She said: “[It’s] such a lovely sur­prise, I couldn’t be hap­pier. What a great start to the new year.”

Cedar Park Man­ager Emma Kemp said the Div­i­dend Day cel­e­bra­tions were the per­fect an­ti­dote to post-Christ­mas blues and re­minded ev­ery­body that their opin­ions and ideas mat­ter.

“There is a real en­ergy in nurs­ery at this time be­cause the div­i­dend pay­ment re­minds us all that we are per­son­ally in­vested in giv­ing our chil­dren the best pos­si­ble nurs­ery ex­pe­ri­ence.,” she said.

“Happy and en­gaged staff en­sures con­fi­dent chil­dren ready to re­alise their full po­ten­tial.”

Sub­ject to Na­tional In­sur­ance con­tri­bu­tions but tax free un­der HMRC rules for em­ployee owned com­pa­nies, the pay­ment fol­lows an av­er­age 4% in­crease for nurs­ery prac­ti­tion­ers in No­vem­ber.

Amelia Ge­orge El­lis and Sally Mock­ford cel­e­brate re­ceiv­ing their bonus from Cedar Park Day Nurs­ery in Twyford

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