Training & Development
Training & Development
We are committed to giving every individual the best start in their careers by offering a wide range of training and development opportunities. Working within a passionate team you will be offered support and guidance, alongside an excellent benefits package. We are proud to recruit, develop and retain the very best people that excel at childcare.
Early Years teaching is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs that you can do, and we recognise that are people are the key to our success and that of our wonderful children. Whether your position is Nursery Manager, Nursery Chef or you’re completing an apprenticeship, we have bespoke training, mentoring and development programmes available at every level including management courses, safeguarding, food hygiene, first aid, DSL and SENCO.
Our Day of Inspiration
Every year we close all our nurseries so that all members of staff can attend the annual Day of Inspiration. Various courses are held, and staff can attend the courses that they and their Manager feel would most benefit them and it’s a fantastic opportunity to put into practice everything they have learnt. This year we had twelve courses that took place including; Little Scientists, Block Play, Bring on the Boys, Curiosity Approach, Effective Outdoor Play, Brain Development and Introducing Woodwork in Early Years Education led by Pete Moorhouse.
Rewards and Benefits
At Fennies we ensure that every staff member is recognised and rewarded throughout their career with us, whether it be for achieving a qualification, receiving room of the month, employee of the month or simply for just being a great asset to our team.
Throughout the year we also hold various intercompany events to reward our teams for the hard work they put in all year round. In December we love to get in the festive spirit and put on a themed night out for our annual Christmas Party. We also take this opportunity to recognise individuals and teams for their hard work, passion and dedication throughout the year at our Fennies Awards presentation.
In addition to our fantastic training and development opportunities, we offer competitive salaries that are higher than the industries average, monthly rewards, up to 40% off childcare and up to 25 days holiday. We have also teamed up with Perk Box to offer all employees discounts across leading brands as well as freebies!
Before being offered a position at Fennies all employees will be asked for references from previous employees and successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We also offer a refer a friend bonus scheme to all Fennies employees.