Fennies Day Nurseries

We’re a family business with nine wonderful day nurseries and preschools all of which are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

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Happy staff, happy nursery is the saying at Fennies Day Nurseries. Entrepreneur Steven Fenn and his wife Sarah, a qualified Early Years teacher, founded the business almost 30 years ago, opening their first nursery in 1992, with the vision to create a happy, vibrant and innovative learning environment, bringing a new approach to what they thought felt a staid childcare sector.

Today the Epsom-based family-run company operates across 13 locations throughout Surrey and South London. Steven became Chief Executive after selling his last technology company in 2017 and has worked on the acquisition and development of new sites for the company. While continually growing, the business remains true to its guiding principle of “The right start for under 5's.”

Fennies nurseries are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and the company aims to develop its staff as well as young minds. Finalists for three awards at the Nursery Management Today magazine's nursery awards last year, including being shortlisted for the Training and Development award.

The company offers bespoke training, mentoring and development programmes to enhance employees personal and professional skills. Despite the tumultuous year the multi-award winning nursery chain, which was named NMT's Nursery Group of The Year 2020, has continued to expand and recruit.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

69% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Weekly webinars kept staff updated on ever-changing Covid guidelines and the latest news on the pandemic and early years settings. The weekly aimed to motivate staff with a positive message and a Hotline email was introduced for staff to ask any questions or voice concerns 24/7.

Wellbeing

48% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Fennies provides external support and counselling for those that required it and staff are encouraged to stay physically active. Wellness Wednesday posts include tips for a midweek pick-me-up which can range from a mood boosting podcast to uplifting playlists and recipe recommendations.

Fair Deal

43% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

The remuneration package includes a competitive salary, a bonus scheme, a cycle to work scheme, lunch and staff discounts across well-known brands. There are also monthly rewards, a refer a friend bonus, on-going continuous development and up to 40% off childcare.

Benefits

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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