Nursery staff are celebrating after their firm was named the ninth best company to work for in the UK.
Children and parents arrived at Field House Day Nursery in Buckingham on Friday to find cheering staff after the top 10 placing in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For list.
Manager Kellie Seaton said: “Our pride in our nursery and our company is reflected in our happy and confident children and there is nothing more rewarding or satisfying than that.
“When you are committed to giving young children the very best start in life, a happy supported staff team is vital.”
The Tingewick Road nursery, for children aged six weeks to five years, is part of the Childbase Partnership.
Childbase, which has 46 day nurseries in the south, is one of only 139 UK firms to achieve a three-star Extraordinary accreditation by Best Companies.
That meant the company was ranked fifth for companies making good use of employee skills and career development initiatives, and third place for job security.
Mrs Seaton said it is the small things that make the biggest difference such as regular visits from the CEO, his hand-written messages and gifts to recognise achievements.
She said: “Ofsted inspectors have told us repeatedly that a happy and engaged staff team equals happy children.”