1st October 2016 All Posts

Trio of wins for our customers!

Some great results for some of our customers at this year's Nursery World Awards

Three of the top prizes at one of the childcare industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony have been claimed by Connect Childcare customers.

We are delighted to see so many of our customers following in our footsteps after we were named winners of the Staff Resources Award at the 2015 Nursery World Awards ceremony.

This year, Dukes and Duchesses in Liverpool were double award winners at the event, with Laura Maguire collecting the Early Years Professional/Early Years Teacher of the Year Award and the nursery receiving the Community Support trophy. They were also highly commended in the Nursery of the Year category.

Mulberry Bush, a Connect Childcare Professional customer, were named the Nursery Chain of the Year winners with three more of our customers: Elmscot Group, London Early Years Foundation and Paint Pots Nurseries making it to the final of the competition.

Connect Childcare customers were also highly commended or finalists in a number of the other categories in this year’s awards, highlighting how important investing in the best resources for a nursery and its staff can be to its success.

Chris Reid, Connect Childcare CEO, said:

“As winners of the 2015 Nursery World Staff Resources award for our ParentZone and iConnect technology, we know just how valuable it is to be recognised at one of the best in the industry.
“We are delighted that so many of the nurseries and individuals who have recognised the benefits of our innovative nursery management software package were named winners at the ceremony. By allowing us to do the hard work and streamline administrative processes, we are giving nursery owners and their staff the time they need to make their businesses a real success.”

Connect Childcare customers celebrating success at this year’s Nursery World awards were:

Nursery of the Year

  • Dukes and Duchesses in Liverpool, highly commended
  • High House Nursery in Bishop’s Stortford, finalists

 Nursery Chain of the Year

  • Mulberry Bush Nursery Group, winner
  • Elmscot Group, finalists
  • London Early Years Foundation, finalists
  • Paint Pots Nurseries, finalists

 Early Years Professional/Early Years Teacher of the Year

  • Laura Maguire, Dukes and Duchesses in Liverpool, winner
  • Sarah Fillingham, Portico Day Nurseries, highly commended
  • Amanda Boocock, Little Green Rascals in York, finalist

 Pre-School of the Year

  • Swineshead Pre-School Centre in Swineshead, finalists

 Nursery Manager of the Year

  • Tracey Brett from Willows Day Nursery part of the Childbase Partnership, highly commended

 Nursery Practitioner of the Year

  • Emma Austin from Finchfield Nursery part of The Co-operative Childcare, finalist

Outstanding Contribution

  • Rashada Bashir from Kids Around the Clock in Manchester, finalist

Provision for Two Year Olds

  • Wellies in Horncastle, finalists

Team Development Award

  • Childbase Partnership’s Graduate Leader Scheme, finalists
  • London Early Years Foundation, finalists

Online and Social Media Award

  • Fennies Day Nurseries and Pre-School, highly commended

Community Support

  • Dukes and Duchesses in Liverpool
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Connect Childcare have been developing purpose built nursery management software for the past 15 years. Their missions is: To develop management software that improves the lives of children, globally.