• Full Time
  • Epsom

Website Fennies Day Nurseries

full time

Early Years Graduate

Key Facts


Early Years Graduate


£24,000 – £27,000





Job Type

Full time

What is an Early Years Graduate?

This two-year graduate scheme is designed to give new graduates the chance to experience the whole Fennies business, training them for a successful career in their chosen area of the early years sector. This scheme is unique as it can be tailored to each candidate, depending on their experience, qualifications, and career goals.

Who are Fennies?

Leading the early years sector since 1992, Fennies Nurseries are there at the forefront of early education with our well designed buildings, our supportive Fennies Academy and our quality focused education team. As an organisation, we are continually growing but remain true to our guiding principle of “The right start for under 5’s” and are delighted to have been recognised with many childcare and employment awards. Here at Fennies we thoroughly believe in hiring based on character above all else, so you’ll be joining an award winning team and a growing business with an exceptional culture.

As an organisation, our aim is to change the perception of the nursery industry by being the best and moving it forward. We do things differently, we care, we listen, we’re constantly learning from each other and refining our craft.

What will I be doing?

Year 1:

A 3-month, out of ratio, rotation across:

  • Our Nurseries
  • Education Team
  • Support Teams
  • Fennies Academy

At the end of year one you will be supported to choose your role, this could include Nursery Management, Academy, Regional SEND or Educational Advisor.

Year 2:

In the final year, those on the scheme will work in their chosen pathway and will gain a full qualification for their dream role.

What experience do I need?

  • Minimum of a Level 5 childcare qualification is preferred but would consider Level 3
  • Experience within early years
  • The ability to relate and interact with children and make a difference in their lives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with parents, careers and other childcare professionals
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Good observation and organisational skills
  • A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support
  • Commitment to completing the graduate programme


  • Lunch provided daily by Fennies Café
  • £500 refer a friend bonus for L3 Qualified Staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Ongoing continuous development, quality training and mentoring
  • Part of growing business with a professional, passionate, and friendly team
  • Fennies Fresh – discounted food from our in-house healthy takeaway service

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To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@fennies.com.