Thursday, 22 April 2010

Massaging Staff Moral For Better Business

WHEN you have a world-class spa for a neighbour, it is obvious how you reward outstanding staff performance if you do not have the financial clout of banker's bonuses.

The Spinney Day Nurseries in Hoole and Pulford have an unrivalled reputation for staff training, development and retention. Owners Alison and John Thomson put a lot of time and effort in to looking after their team and have a National Employer of the Year Award on the mantelpiece to prove it.

As an independent small business they do not have the option of big staff bonuses. So when it came to introducing an employee of the month reward scheme, Alison and John looked over the garden fence to their Hoole neighbour, The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall.

The two Chester businesses, both based off Warrington Road, have linked-up to reward exceptional performance by individual nursery staff. Every month an outstanding member of the nursery team will be awarded with an indulgent spa package from The Club and Spa's decadent treatment menu.

Alison, director of Spinney Day Nursery Ltd, says:

"Recognising staff performance through a reward is a simple but important way of boosting motivation and engagement. It’s that little something extra which is appreciated and can reap rewards in terms of loyalty, staff retention and productivity.

"It is so important to the children and parents that they know our team members are here to stay. Outstanding, experienced, trusted and motivated staff are the foundation for achieving the highest standards of childcare."

Club and Spa Manager Paul Kelsall says:

"We're delighted to have linked-up with our close neighbours at The Spinney Day Nursery and would be happy to partner any other successful Chester business looking to reward staff performance.

"With many employers forced to introduce pay freezes and wage cuts after the credit crunch, it's even more important to find creative ways to recognise staff performance. A corporate package with The Club and Spa is a great option and offers a cost effective way to show team members that they are appreciated and management knows they're doing a wonderful job."

The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall is built within the grounds of the Doubletree by Hilton Chester. The multi-million pound, purpose-built facility boasts a next generation gym and an industry leading spa, set over three spacious floors.

Nursery staff will be immersing themselves in the stunning basement pool, Watsu pool, private couple's suite and 13 luxury individual treatment rooms amongst many other exclusive treatment areas.

Treatments in the spa include products from three of the most exclusive beauty brands; haute couture niche spa and beauty brand Anne Semonin Paris; industry leading natural source brand Pevonia; and leading cosmeceutical skincare brand Murad, which incorporates clinically proven skincare within a luxurious spa environment.

For more details about the Club and Spa Hoole Hall call 01244 408840 email info@theclubandspa.co.uk or click on www.theclubandspachester.co.uk.

To find out more about the award winning Spinney Day Nurseries call 01244 348 520, email info@thespinneydaynursery.co.uk or log on to www.thespinneydaynursery.co.uk.



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