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Three Just Childcare Team Members Shortlisted for NMT Awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that not one, but three Just Childcare team members have been shortlisted for NMT awards!

NMT Awards 2017

Molly. Vickie and Gyongyi have all been shortlisted for the NMT Awards 2017

Congratulations to Molly of Cherubs, Vickie of Park Wood and Gyongyi of Little Manor! All three team members have shown fantastic dedication to the children at our nurseries. We couldn’t be prouder that they have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards.

The NMT Awards is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today Magazine, the leading business publication in the childcare industry. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector.

Molly: Apprentice of the Year

Molly NMT Awards 2017

Molly (left) pictured with some of the Cherubs children and Nursery Manger Sam

Molly has been taking part in the Just Childcare apprenticeship scheme at Cherubs since 2016. Our programme offers apprenticeships to young people who demonstrate a real passion for early years care and education.

The apprentice, who is currently studying for her Level 2 childcare qualification, said, “I’ve always known that I wanted to work with children. One of my favourite subjects at school was Health and Social Care and I particularly enjoyed the child development element.

“I’ve absolutely loved being an apprentice at Cherubs and can feel my confidence growing all the time.”

Read More from Cherubs’ latest news.

Vickie: Nursery Chef of the Year

Nickie Chef of the Year NMT Awards 2017

Vickie pictured cooking up a storm in the Park Wood kitchen

Vickie will now be travelling to London for an exciting ‘Cook Off’ against other nursery chefs in a bid to win her award. She’ll be serving up two delicious courses to a panel of judges, demonstrating the type of healthy seasonal food we serve at Just Childcare nurseries.

Vickie said, “I’m so excited to be a part of the NMT Awards and get the chance to showcase the amazing food we serve at Park Wood. Cooking well balanced and delicious food for children is my passion and it’s lovely to have this recognised.

“One of the best parts of my job is showing the children how to grow their own produce, prepare their own meals and serve themselves healthy portions at the dinner table.”

“I really hope I make the children, the Park Wood team and Just Childcare proud by coming away with this prestigious award.”

Read more from Park Wood’s latest news

Gyongyi: Nursery Nurse of the Year

Nursery Nurser NMT Award 2017

Little Manor parents, staff and children wrote glowing testimonials about childcare practitioner Gyongyi and sent them to NMT, nominating her for ‘Nursery Nurse of the Year’.

Gyongyi, who has worked at Little Manor for 8 years said, “I was so surprised to find out that the Little Manor team and parents nominated me for this award! It was lovely reading all of the lovely comments they made about me and the work I do at the nursery.

“I always do the best I possibly can for the children in my care and I always will, so it’s great to have this recognised by the NMT and everyone at Little Manor.”

Read more from Little Manor’s latest news.

We have our fingers crossed for all three team members

Molly, Vickie and Gyongyi will find out if they’ve won on 25th November. They’ll be attended a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton Metropole, hosted by celebrity presenter Ben Fogle.

We have our fingers crossed that they will win, but we’re so proud of Molly, Vickie and Gyongyi for making it this far no matter what happens.

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