For Staff

Our Approach


Transparency is the only way we can be trustworthy.

Keep it simple

Keep it simple so all can understand and be included.

Nature is great

Nature is great, we want to keep it that way!

Wellbeing is paramount

Underperformance, misconduct or negligence are not tolerated.

Hiring & Investing

This page provides a summary of how we approach our staff.

We hire carefully and invest heavily in our staff. They are crucially important to the quality of the Purple Jay Nurseries experience.

There are regular training and development opportunities, monthly awards with prizes, away days, and company lunches. Further, our people receive a generous benefits package which includes comprehensive healthcare coverage and a day off for their birthday, plus much more.

We routinely carry out staff surveys to find out what we are doing well and can do better for our people, and ask our parents about our staff too. We use this data to continually improve our staff approach, which benefits them, you and your children.

Staff Training & Development

Every staff member gets detailed and thorough onboarding and initial training which puts child safety, wellbeing and development at the forefront.

From there, we provide all staff with ongoing training and support that is tailored to them and their individual needs and wants.

All staff are given key performance metrics to adhere to, daily, weekly, and monthly and these are monitored closely.

We take staff training and development incredibly seriously, as we know, the staff are crucial to the quality of service the children, and ultimately, the parents, get.

Competition & Awards

We know it’s vital that our staff are happy, engaged and motivated for them to be able to care for the children effectively, so we invest in a number of initiatives to ensure this, a notable one being The Purple Jay Innovation Awards.

The Awards run once a month, between nurseries, with a different theme per month that surrounds one of our key values. The task is for staff to engage in interesting activities with the children around that theme. The nursery that does so most effectively that month, wins a prize and gets a framed certificate.

The monthly awards get staff working even closer together, communicating more, and working towards a common goal which improves morale, motivation and satisfaction – and, ultimately, benefits the children.

Honest reviews

Happy Families

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I am so happy that my daughter is at this nursery.

I am so happy that my daughter is at this nursery. She has been so happy here since day one. Her days are fun filled and I really appreciate the weekly summary of what they got up to. A big positive for me is the huge outdoor space and the team here use it as best as possible. She has made lots of lovely little friends and she is very happy with her teachers too.

Susan J

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The nursery has a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

All the children have access to the big garden at different points throughout the day, and they have a wide range of quality and stimulating resources to play with indoors and outside, including a construction area, mud garden and water play area. I’m always amazed at the different activities they do as well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Purple Jay!

Charlotte M

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Staff are friendly and have a genuine interest in the children.

Both my daughter and I have had a very positive experience at Purple Jay. The staff are very friendly and have a genuine interest in the children and their well being. Communication is very good, with staff providing answers to my questions soon after I contact them. My daughter is very comfortable approaching all staff members. I would recommend this nursery.

Susan W

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