We’re delighted to announce that Shine Childcare has been nominated in the Nursery Training and Development Award in the annual NMT Nursery Awards!

The awards are now in their 15th year and each year celebrate the best nursery workers and nurseries across the UK. This is a way to recognise and reward excellence in the nursery sector at all levels both through a physical award to mark their achievements, and a great night out for all the finalists. After all the nominations have been put forward, the candidates are whittled down, shortlists are created and the finalists are invited to an incredible gala night – and we can’t wait.

On November 25th, all of the finalists will meet at the Hilton London Metropole for a glamorous evening hosted by the renowned adventurer, presenter and writer, Ben Fogle.

Our management team has been nominated for the Nursery Training and Development Award, which celebrates those who are making unparalleled contributions to enhancing training within the childcare sector. When asked for a response Managing Director Graham Abbott replied as follows:

“We haven’t sought any recognition for our efforts in the past so this is a new adventure for us. Becoming a finalist at the first attempt has been a real surprise and is in itself a great achievement! We believe what sets us apart from our peers is our continuous strive for improvement in every area of our business, from the bespoke in-house training and career development program for each and every member of staff to the outstanding standards of care and education we provide to the children.
In our previous careers we Directors have held senior positions in both manufacturing and retail environments, and the knowledge and experience gained from these sectors has allowed us to combine best practice from both industry and childcare. By using a variety of proven mentoring and coaching techniques we have built a highly effective and successful staff team, where continuous professional development on a daily basis is the norm and where our staff are regularly seeking opportunities to progress in both their work and personal lives.”

Whoever the final winners are, it’s such an honour for Shine Childcare to have been nominated in any capacity, and this is just the start! As Shine Childcare grows further and continues to build its prestigious reputation, you might see our name popping up again in these awards lists as well as others!