The Scottish Nursery Management Today (NMT) Nursery Awards are designed to discover and reward the very best people in the Scottish nursery sector. Enchanted Forest Early Learning were delighted to be short-listed and following the judging day on 15th June 2016 at the Hilton Glasgow, are delighted to have been announced as finalists in the following categories:
Nursery Training & Development Award – the judges were looking to acknowledge and reward exceptional commitment to training and developing staff. The Award will go to an outstanding business, nursery or individual who is making an exceptional contribution to enhancing training within the childcare sector.
Nursery Group Award – this award was open to nursery groups with three or more UK settings and is designed to recognise a forward thinking group which has shown outstanding success in delivering high quality childcare, well-trained and motivated staff, inspirational values, focus across the group and financial success.
Nursery Childcare Worker – This Award recognises the outstanding childcare provided by a Childcare Practitioner. The childcare will include warmth, equality, responsibility, safety, fairness and being supportive in all relationships involving the children, parents and organisation. Michelle Gorman from our Greenock Nursery is a finalist in this category.
Nursery Lifetime Achievement Award – this Award recognises the person who has dedicated a significant portion of his or her life to creating an outstanding service for children in their early years, and who has provided leadership and inspiration to others. The team at Enchanted Forest secretly nominated Mariessa Devlin for this award, to which she was very humbled, overwhelmed and delighted.
Enchanted Forest Managing Director, Mariessa Devlin, was also asked to judge the Early Years Product Innovation category.
Mariessa Devlin added, “As a staff team, we are incredibly proud to have reached the finals in so many categories at the Scottish Nursery Management Today Awards. The judging took place recently and expert judges were carefully selected from across the UK. These awards are a fantastic way to recognise the significant contribution many people in Scotland are making to positive outcomes for children in their earliest years and Enchanted Forest are delighted to play our part.”
The winners of these awards will be crowned on Friday 2nd September at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow, hosted by Edward Reid who shot to fame after appearing in Britain’s Got Talent back in 2011.