Employee Benefits

Annual leave

  • 25 days holiday FTE
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave (up to 10 days per annum)
  • Additional day for each year of service up to 30 days


The People's Pension

Once employees have passed their probation period they are eligible to join The People’s Pension Scheme. Employees contribute 3% and us as the employer will contribute 5%,

Enhance's Pension

All managers are eligible to join Enhance’s Pension Scheme. Employees contribute 6% and we as the employer will contribute 8%,

Free eye tests

For all visual display unit users

Health & Wellbeing

Creating a positive working environment

Employee Assistance Programme

As an Employee of YMCA Fairthorne Group, you have exclusive access to the Health Assured Wisdom App. Designed to support your wellbeing and wellness.

Wellbeing Programme

Full wellbeing calendar planned for the year aiming to support and bring our employees together.

Cycle to Work Scheme


Childcare discount scheme

All staff receive discounts on our childcare services

  • 50% childcare discount at YMCA Fairthorne Group Nurseries
  • One week free ad a second 50% off on Summer Daycamps or Camp Fairthorne

Group-wide discounts

Discount on Activities

  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor including campsite, river hire, and other site activities

Café Discount

  • 30% discount at YMCA Eastleigh and Fairthorne Manor Café for all staff working and visiting these settings

Enhanced Maternity


Free uniform for all front line staff

This includes nursery, programmes and café staff.

Additional Early Years Benefits

Joining Bonus

Joining bonus totalling to £500

  • £200 when starting
  • £300 after probation period

Referral Programme

Refer a Friend Scheme

  • Once you join our team, you have the opportunity to refer a friend to work at one of our nurseries, and will receive £150 when they start and £150 when they pass their probation period of 6 months