We are extremely proud to be able to support all key workers during these unprecedented times as we keep all eleven nursery settings open.

We would like to say thank you to all key workers for their amazing dedication, strength and hard work throughout the outbreak of Covid-19. We are extremely proud to be one of the only early years providers with all nurseries open to help keep our nation moving forward.

CEO Steven Fenn says “I am proud to continue ensuring that all of our nurseries are still in full operation and looking after the children of key workers so that their parents can continue their vital role. Early Years settings have a crucial part to play as we support the fight against COVID-19 and we are committed to ensuring that all the children have a safe and nurturing environment throughout these testing times.”

Our little ones wanted to share their appreciation too by thanking their wonderful parents for the amazing work they are carrying out. This has been featured on BBC Breakfast ‘Heroes Half Hour!’ To watch the video, please click the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfL6dJn8IpY&feature=youtu.be

Many of our parents work hard to keep the nation safe and we are proud to be able to provide support wherever possible, Dr Claire Frith- Keyes, a parent at Fennies Beckenham says, “I am a consultant anaesthetist working with critically ill COVID patients, I am being asked to work erratic shifts and difficult hours. At a time when I am under my greatest strain, it is so genuinely wonderful to have such a dedicated team supporting me, my son and our family in our time of greatness need. When we as a family are at our most vulnerable it is a HUGE SOURCE OF STRENGTH, to have Ralph with Hollie, Jamie and Kai – Fennies you really are part of our family.”

We are keen to ensure the standard of education remains the same for both children attending nursery as well as those learning from home. We have been providing daily home learning activity ideas and videos for children including an online portal for support. These activities have been put together by Fennies’ Head of Education, Shanti Flynn and reflects the Early Years Statutory Framework which allows children to continue developing upon their learning and development skills whilst self-isolating.

“It’s important for us not just to support the children of key workers who are attending our nurseries, but also to keep in touch with all our children and families who are following the government advice to stay at home. The daily activity suggestions, videos and links to useful information gives support to children to build upon their learning and skills in their home environments.” says Shanti.