Explorers Just Loving Tommy
ADO have a very popular 11th winner of their Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Our first of the new school year, the award goes to Tommy Wetton. Tommy has been mentoring down at the Mini-Explorers Preschool Nursery for at least a year and a half now and is very popular with the children.
ADO Senior Manager, Kate O'Brien, was especially pleased Tommy had won, as his academic studies have been quite intensive at the same time as supporting his mentoring role.
Kate reported, "Tommy has been dedicating his time to the ADO Mini Explorers one night after school for a year and a half now. This has become more challenging for him of recent, as he is taking extra classes to prepare him for his GCSEs. Although we had encouraged him to take some time to focus on his studies he was keen to continue to attend as much as possible, as he was worried that he would miss his preschool friends. The preschool children learn the importance of voting, and Tommy got the most overall votes for this award!
The preschool children look up to Tommy like the fantastic role model that he is. We are immensely proud of how he has grown up within the company. He takes his role as mentor very seriously and cares for the children at all times. Tommy helps on the gardening after school club and he encourages the children to use their imagination creatively, The children love listening to Tommy's ideas and we are sure Tommy will love to spend his winnings on a new outdoor preschool feature, as he always has so many great ideas on how to improve the setting. We are so impressed with Tommy's progression and we can't wait to see how he continues to flourish."
Preschool Operations Manager, Lesley Bonynge, added, "We love having Tommy because our children’s faces light up when they see Tommy arriving, Tommy is helpful and reliable, and we get some great feedback from the parents too. One of our Mini Explorers in particular, really enjoys Tommy attending our after school club. He asks every day when Tommy is coming back!. He encourages the children when playing games and just has a wonderful manner when he is dealing with our Mini Explorers. Tommy is a deserving winner of our Jack Petchey."
WELL DONE TOMMY!!!