May I Say Thank You: Employee Appreciation through the Month of May and Beyond!

5 Jun 2024

May I Say Thank You: Employee Appreciation through the Month of May and Beyond!

At Grandir UK, May is our employee appreciation month which we call: May I Say Thank You!

We spend the whole month of May showing gratitude to all our employees across the network for all the hard work they do each and every day.

What we did this year

So many of our team managers went above and beyond to show their appreciation for their staff members in both big and small ways.

Our people have enjoyed special activities and events throughout the month of May including…

  • Build your own milkshake/smoothie/coffee station
  • Cupcakes, cookies and sweet treats
  • Personalised gifts and vouchers
  • Flowers
  • Staff get together breakfast
  • Sweet station
  • Goody bags
  • Pizza lunch party for
  • and so much more!

Plus, we’ve continued with our traditional, regional Grand Award ceremony celebrations!

Our Grand Awards Ceremonies

These ceremonies are a much-loved part of May I Say Thank You.

The Grand Awards takes place on a day in May, giving our teams the chance to get together across their region and spend a night celebrating all their hard work.

At each ceremony, nine awards are presented to the employees which have been nominated by their peers and colleagues as the most passionate, hardworking, skilled team member for that award.

It is a fun filled evening where all our staff across the network can let their hair down and have fun with their peers.

Why is staff appreciation so important?

At Grandir UK, we recognise the link between happy, well qualified and enthusiastic staff, and the high-quality childcare and education we offer.

With the guidance of our exceptional staff, children learn valuable skills through varied activities that promote physical development, curiosity, emotional expression, and mindfulness.

That’s why we prioritise creating a supportive, inclusive, and rewarding work environment by providing a whole month of staff appreciation, flexible working opportunities, generous benefits, professional development programmes and so much more!

Our employee appreciation is not just for one month, but all year round!

We align our staff appreciation month with Mental Health Awareness week in May, Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May in 2024, to highlight how gratitude can contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing for our staff and colleagues.

Gemma Goodman, Head of HR at Grandir UK, comments…

“At Grandir UK, our people are our greatest asset.

“It’s incredibly important to us that we dedicate an entire month to demonstrating our appreciation for how much the passion, hard work and commitment of our teams make Grandir UK an inspiring place to be.”

Interested in a role at Grandir UK?

We have so many career opportunities across the whole of our network!

Whether you are looking for a role working within one of our nurseries, or wanting to be based in our support office, you can find the perfect job for you in an supportive, inclusive, and rewarding work environment.

Find out why you should join our team and find a job near you today!

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