I began my journey with Fennies in May 2015 as part of the Fennies bank staff team. At the time this role was perfect for me as it gave me the time to study for my BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies alongside working. During this time, I gained a lot of knowledge within the Early Years sector. Working in different nursery settings allowed me to develop my skills and understanding of the industry which contributed to the completion of my degree.
After graduating I decided I wanted to continue my journey at Fennies. In February 2017 I was kindly offered a permanent role as Baby Room Leader at Beech House. This new position allowed me to flourish and build upon my management skills. As a permanent member of the team I also had the opportunity to build amazing bonds with the families and children who attend the nursery.
Fennies always recognises hard work and commitment, and a after a few years of developing my skills I was promoted to Deputy Manager. During this time, I worked very closely with the Manager and gained a wealth of new knowledge in management and a deep understanding of what it takes to run an entire nursery.
I am now stepping up as Nursery Manager and feel with my years of knowledge and understanding I can create an excellent working environment for my team. I am very excited for the new challenges ahead and look forward to taking the next step in my career with Fennies.
When starting a profession in childcare it can feel very dauting and overwhelming at times. Fennies has always given me the support I needed to allow me to reach my career goals. I now want to help my team and new starters to achieve their dreams.
I’m currently searching for Early Years Educators to join my team. Fennies is a family run business who are committed to finding the very best team. Our people make our world go round, they underpin every success and are the heart of all our nurseries. My beautiful nursery in Sanderstead is located close to good transport links and is a smaller setting which allows you to work closely with your colleagues.
Would you like to join my team at Beech House? Take a look at our current positions here: fennies.com/careers/job-search/
Annalise, Nursery Manager