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.