It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The festive period is often one that most employees look forward to every year. This is no different at Timeout, however there are slight variations to the usual company traditions.


Working out which day Christmas day falls on, working out when you will finish for a well-earned break, and working out which day you return for another year of jam-packed work… these are all things that most people look forward to in their workplace. Yet, this is very different at Timeout. Christmas is a special time for the children that we care for, and we believe that we can go the extra mile to ensure that it is made as magical as possible.


At Timeout, our main priority is that all our employee’s pull together and go the extra mile to ensure we give the children the best Christmas possible


This starts with the planning of rotas. Meetings happen on a regular basis from 6 weeks in advance, leading up to the final weeks of a year. These meetings determine the forecasted plans for which shifts people can work so that they can make Christmas special for the children at Timeout, but also themselves and their own families.


Each member of staff is expected to work over the Christmas/New Year period. This is because the children in our care and in general, need consistency. However, it is also understood that our carers have children of their own. So, as a compromise, all carers must work one and a half/two of the core shifts over Christmas. This is so that the children in our care have the chance to spend Christmas with the people who look after them all year, but the carer also gets to spend it with their own family as well. We believe that this not only allows the children in our care the opportunity to have a magical Christmas, but our carers to share this moment with them and still be able to have time with their loved ones over the festive period.


The fun activities in which our carers get to participate in over Christmas are endless. From days out shopping, to ice skating, to pantomimes, this is all classed as ‘work’ when in theory they are just fun filled days!


And knowing that a carer can make Christmas special for our children is one of the reasons a lot of carers love working over the Christmas period.


Timeout would like to take this as an opportunity to thank all of our employees for their hard work and dedication. Let’s hope 2020 is just as magical.


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