Posted: Wed 1st Feb 2017

Awards Ceremony Will Celebrate Childcare Leaders

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2017

Pioneers in Wrexham’s childcare sector will see their efforts rewarded at the Wrexham Childcare Awards 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event will take place on Friday, February 3, with a ceremony at the Catrin Finch Centre at Glyndwr University. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The awards run by Wrexham Family Information Service Childcare Team in partnership with Wrexham Glyndwr University will recognise the achievements of volunteers and childcare staff across a range of categories: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Playgroup of the Year
  • Nursery of the Year
  • Out of School Club of the Year
  • Childminder of the Year
  • Holiday Club of the Year
  • Celebrating Excellence
  • Children’s Choice
  • Learner of the Year
  • Inclusive Practice Award
  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • Second Language Acquisition Award

Previous winners include Ann Parry, who won Childminder of the Year for the outstanding contribution she made in supporting a family who lost a parent to cancer, and Lindsey Borrelli who won Learner of the Year after overcoming adversity in order to achieve her childcare qualifications whilst volunteering to provide better prospects for herself and her children. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The hard-fought Nursery of the Year category has so far been won by Willow Bank Nursery and The Homestead Nursery, both demonstrating exceptional commitment to the families of Wrexham. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Michael Williams, Lead Member for Education and Children’s Services, said: “The Wrexham Childcare Awards have become incredibly popular since their inaugural year in 2014 and have continued to prove an excellent opportunity to showcase the sometimes unsung efforts of hardworking employees and volunteers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Each year has seen us hear of the work of a high calibre of nominees, who have worked in a variety of areas across childcare provision in the Wrexham County borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m sure this year’s awards will prove no exception, and we will have the opportunity to congratulate the sterling efforts of those in the sector.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To follow announcements of the award winners on Friday, February 3, follow Wrexham Family Information Service’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/wrexhamfamilyinformationservice ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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