A group of day nurseries in south London and Surrey has been shortlisted for two national Nursery World childcare awards.
Fennies, which has eight settings in Croydon, Horley, Bromley, Purley, Sanderstead, Epsom and Beckenham, is in line for both the Business Development Award and the Nursery Operations Manager of the Year Award.
John Warren, Director of Childcare Services at Fennies, says the nominations are a recognition of the company’s excellent provision and ambitious growth.
“This is wonderful news for all our staff, our parents and our children,” he said.
“Our nomination for the Business Development award reflects the journey we have been on in the past 12 months, when we have expanded our early years service and opened three brand new nurseries in Bromley, Epsom and Horley.
“These are completely new settings and they represent a significant expansion for a nursery chain that has grown from five to eight settings in the last 12 months. In the same period our registered places have grown from 379 to 709.”
John Warren has over 30 years’ experience in childcare and recently completed a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. He has been nominated for the Nursery World Nursery Operations Manager of the Year Award.
“It’s pleasing to be nominated for an individual award but to be shortlisted for the Business Development Award is a real feather in our cap as it confirms that we are going about things the right way,” said John.
“Our vision is to create the best possible environment for the children in our care, and our goal is to grow our business in a sustainable way while remaining true to our values.”
The Nursery World Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Saturday 26th September at The Brewery in London.