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. It focuses on professional growth and wants its staff to feel empowered and confident. "As a Fennies family, we are one big community and we are committed to supporting each other, sharing best practice and to lead our own learning," the company says.

It offers bespoke training, mentoring and development programmes to enhance employees' personal and professional skills, including placements for students of nursery practitioner training and apprenticeships. It says its inspiring training sessions are aimed at a range of levels, from those who want to discover more about child development, to staff looking to develop leadership skills.

Entrepreneur Steven Fenn and his wife, Sarah, a qualified early years teacher, founded the business almost 30 years ago. They opened their first nursery in 1992, with the vision of creating a happy, vibrant and innovative learning environment, bringing a fresh new approach to the childcare sector.

Today, the Epsom-based family-run company operates across 17 locations throughout Surrey, Kent 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 fives”.

Fennies' nurseries are rated "good" or "outstanding" by Ofsted. The multi award-winning chain, which was named Nursery Management Today magazine's Nursery Group of The Year in 2020, has continued to expand and recruit.

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66% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

A weekly webinar is hosted by Kirstie Davis, Fennies' Head of People and Culture and internal trainer, Jamie Atkins. During the webinars Kirstie and Jamie update staff on company news, there is a live Q&A session and staff make shout-outs for colleagues who have gone above and beyond their duties.
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43% of staff agreed

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

Fennies provides external support and counselling for those that need 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.
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39% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

The remuneration package includes a competitive salary, a bonus scheme, a cycle-to-work scheme, lunch and staff discounts for well-known brands. There are also monthly rewards, a refer-a-friend bonus, continual development and up to 40% off childcare.
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66% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

A weekly webinar is hosted by Kirstie Davis, Fennies' Head of People and Culture and internal trainer, Jamie Atkins. During the webinars Kirstie and Jamie update staff on company news, there is a live Q&A session and staff make shout-outs for colleagues who have gone above and beyond their duties.
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43% of staff agreed

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

Fennies provides external support and counselling for those that need 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.
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39% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

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

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1992
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
27
Employee average age
9% : 91%
Male : Female employee ratio
13%
Employees earning £35k+
13%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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By offering continual training and development to individuals, our management team can support the frontline nursery teams more efficiently and give them the tools and support they need to full fill their roles. Our structure ensures we remove the operational tasks from the nursery manager so that education remains the prime focus.

Steven Fenn, CEO

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