Tots to France was created after the 2-year-old son of the founder fell into an unclosed swimming pool in 2005. Wendy Shand realised that it was important to know how child-friendly self-catering holiday properties were and decided to create a business to give families more confidence when booking their holiday accommodation.
Since creating Tots to France Wendy has gone on to expand the Tots to Travel brand to include Italy, UK, Spain and Portugal, and will shortly include Greece too, with the express intention of bringing child-friendly holiday rental properties to the attention of parents looking for safe holidays for their children!
I – and other mums and dads like me – need a holiday home that truly caters for their family, from the basics that we take granted at home such as stairgates and electric socket covers, to having a really safe swimming pool. So I set about sourcing child-friendly properties and personally inspecting them, asking the all important question, “is this place nice enough for me to come and stay with my family?” Wendy Shand – Founder of Tots to Travel and Tots to France
Property owners who elect to have their holiday rental properties included in the Tots to Travel scheme have their accommodation vetted by a local representative according to a process jointly developed with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). If successful, the property is then listed in the Tots to Travel directory along with a personal comment by the company representative on its child-friendly status.