The team at Fennies enjoyed their annual Christmas party and awards dinner last weekend. All of the nursery staff came together to celebrate their successes throughout the year and award those who had gone the extra mile.

The event took place at the De Vere Selsdon Estate and gathered the entire team, from Nursery Management, Early Years Educators and Apprentices to the Head Office team, facilities and housekeeping.

Fennies Awards

The Christmas party celebrations toasted another fantastic year and the awards recognised staff who have accomplished some wonderful achievements in 2018. The award winners were chosen by Head of Operations, Gill Medhurst and Regional Quality Managers Stacey Bailey and Jessica McCarthy as well as Head of Talent Acquisition, Kirstie Davis.

Guests enjoyed a three course Christmas dinner, live choir, photo booth and a special appearance from magician Oliver B

Huge congratulations to the award winners and those who were highly commended.

Apprentice of the Year

Highly Commended – Paige Kent, Woking & Issy Noakes, Horley
Winner – Ciara Boyd, Epsom

Room Leader of the Year

Highly Commended – Jacqui Hawthorn, Woking & Rose McInnes, Bromley
Winner– Sonia Galley, Purley

Nursery Initiative of the Year 

Highly Commended – Kai Bashford, Beckenham & Lauren Mcintosh, Purley
Winner – Lisa Giddy, Bromley

Outstanding Achievement 

Highly Commended – Emma Packer, Bromley & Kerri Savage, Beckenham
Winner – Rita Blackburn, South Croydon

Unsung Hero

(as voted for by Fennies staff)

Highly Commended – Jacqui Hathrown, Woking, Kirstie Davis, Head Office & Kerry Hibbert, Purley
Winner – Kristina Towndrow, Sanderstead

Nursery of the Year


Photo Gallery

Take a look at some of the fabulous photos of the evening