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Shortlisted for Nursery Chain of the Year!

by Jane Haynes posted 2 years ago

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We are delighted to announce that First Steps Children's Nursery group has been shortlisted in the national Nursery World Awards.

Said our owners Debbi and Andy Gould: "We are absolutely thrilled to bits to win a place in the finals of these awards, which are seen as the "Oscars" of the early years sector. This was the first year we have entered these awards and we think it's amazing to be shortlisted. We are a family run business and family is at the heart of everything we do."

Our sister nursery, Rathvilly School, in Northfield, has also been shortlisted for the title of Nursery of the Year. An individual accolade also goes to Kate Reed, our group's Operations Director, who is a finalist in the category for best regional manager. She was nominated for her dedicated work for the group and her unstinting support and leadership.

Added Debbi: "Our staff all work incredibly hard to provide the best possible experience for children from 0-5 years. Feedback from our children and their parents shows us we are doing a really good job. Being a finalist in these national awards is the icing on the cake!"

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in London on September 26th.

The awards are organised by Nursery World magazine, the early years sector's main publication, with award entries assessed by independent early years leaders, who also visit settings to assess the quality of their work.