Fennies nurseries has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s Nursery Management Today (NMT) Awards nominated for Best Nursery Group, Best Training and Development and Best Indoor Learning Environment.

Fennies has been a leading provider of childcare since it was founded 25 years ago. Since then we have grown to ten nurseries, soon to be eleven with the opening of our Oxted nursery. Much of this success can be put down to our uncompromising commitment to outstanding early years practice and the value we place in our people.

We recognise the importance of nurturing and shaping the skills and knowledge of our staff teams to ensure the highest quality of care and development for all the children in our nurseries. We are dedicated to their professional development and provide a wide range of training and development opportunities, from our engaging in-house induction programme and training courses to attendance at national conferences.

As well as a commitment to our people, we work in close partnership with parents to ensure that each child, and family, is offered a unique experience specific to their needs.

“We have been part of the Fennies family since 2013 when our daughter started so it was always a given that our son would start his journey with them also. Our son was born with extra needs and from his day of discharge from hospital the girls at Fennies embraced him and I knew he would always be safe with them.

Our son has been influenced significantly since he started at Fennies. His social skills including how he interacts in groups, his communication and how his confidence has increased have been hugely thanks to the effort all the staff have made with him. Eoghan has extra needs that the staff manage incredibly well without question.

“He is a happy confident independent little boy with a huge heart and a love for all the staff at Fennies, he enjoys every day at nursery with the staff and his friends. The staff support his visual challenges alongside his decreased mobility so he can join in and be like every other child in his class.”

Aoife O’Leary, South Croydon

All of us at Fennies are immensely proud of our recent award nominations and the recognition they bring to those who work so tirelessly to support the group.

Winners of the NMT Nursery Awards 2018 will be presented with their trophies by Gethin Jones at the high profile Gala Night held on Saturday 1st December at the London Hilton Metropole, attended by over 500 guests.

About the Awards

NMT Nursery Awards 2018 is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector. There were 17 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. All finalists will meet with three independent judges for each category on 19th October at the Awards’ Judging Day at the Hilton London Metropole. For more information and all categories, please visit www.nmt-magazine.co.uk/awards/