BonBons Day Nurseries Ltd of Bradford – Triumphant at Nursery World Awards Ceremony, London – Friday 21st November 2008
The Nursery World Magazine is the leading publication for practitioners in Early Years Education and Childcare and boasts over 100,000 readers across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
The first ever Nursery World Awards ceremony was held at the Hurlingham Club in London on Friday 21st November to recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in the sector and readers have been nominating in various categories since June 2008. The awards were selected by a prestigious panel which included the Chief Executives of the Pre School Learning Alliance and the National Day Nurseries Association and key figures from organisations such as the Children’s Workforce Development Council (who sponsored the event), National Strategies and the Daycare Trust.
Joan Farrington who is employed by BonBons Day Nurseries Ltd as a Curriculum Leader to support 2 of it’s 3 Bradford based nurseries won the award for Nursery Practitioner of the Year incorporating Early Years Teacher of the Year and she was joined at the ceremony to collect her award by her Managing Director Sarah Channon who nominated her for the prize in recognition of all she has achieved in supporting the staff, children and parents at BonBons Thornton and Shipley. The judges said Joan had demonstrated “an outstanding example of child centred practice”.
Heidi Brewer who is the Nursery Manager at BonBons Thornton was a finalist in the Manager of the Year Category and Gaynor Barton who manages BonBons Frizinghall attended the event to support her colleagues and now feels inspired to nominate her nursery in the Nursery of the year category of the 2009 Awards hosted by Nursery World and the NDNA event.
The event was an excellent networking opportunity and BonBons Day Nurseries Ltd are very proud of Joan who achieved her qualified teacher status over 30 years ago and has been a shining example of excellence and an inspiration to everyone who meets her since joining BonBons 2 years ago.
In 2009 the Frizinghall nursery were nominated for the team award at the National Management Today Awards and were successfully selected as one of just six finalists for their team working excellence.