I am really delighted to be attending the National Day Nurseries Association awards dinner on Thursday next week, when Linda Bon, a practitioner from our Filkins Nursery in Oxfordshire, is one of 3 people short-listed for the 'Childcarer of the Year' Award.
As a company we have always recognised the importance of recognising people’s achievements, whether it is by way of a little ‘thank you’ card from their Operations Manager, or a ‘well done’ card filled in by a satisfied parent. National Awards are a great way of seeking wider recognition and often even the process of entering is a postiive one. The NDNA awards ask for nominations from parents and staff, and it was a real joy to read the many great comments sent in for all the nurseries who entered the ‘Nursery of the Year’ category or for individual staff.
Linda is a patient, dedicated and consummately professional individual and I, along with our whole team, wish her all the best on Thursday night. It really is true to say that regardless of the outcome, she is a real winner to get this far, and I am sure everyone of the children who has passed through the doors of Filkins Nursery will be grateful for her ready smile and sense of fun.
I will keep you posted with how the evening goes, so keep your fingers crossed for Linda!