Success Story: Fennies

Sarah Fenn founded Fennies Under 5 Day Nurseries in 1992 with one nursery offering 10 places. Fennies now comprises 8 nurseries with plans on expanding further.

Part of their strategic plan is to ensure that all staff have achieved or are working towards a relevant childcare qualification, and then continual professional development.

Fennies started working with Hawk Training in July 2009 to recruit for for 10 positions. They introduced a 3 year apprenticeship programme within the local community of Croydon and Bromley. 

“The Apprenticeship scheme has created a talent pool of staff, trained to our standards, utilising the apprenticeship framework as a foundation for learning.” 

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