A new certificate was especially created by the NDNA in order to recognise the hard work and quality of Elmscot Day Nursery, after paying them a surprise visit. This tops off a year of being finalists and winners in various local and national awards for the nursery.
The last 12 months has been a year of many achievements for Elmscot Day Nursery in Altrincham, being finalists and winning awards nationally, locally and within the Elmscot Group of childcare settings itself, as well as achieving the OUTSTANDING grade in their latest Ofsted inspection. Elmscot Day Nursery was recently considered, along with 176 top Day Nurseries from around England, Scotland and Wales, for the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) Nursery of the Year 2015 awards, nominations for which rely solely on parent testimonials.
As Elmscot was then shortlisted as a finalist, the NDNA paid Elmscot Day Nursery an unannounced visit to inspect their setting ‘through the eyes of a parent.’ The panel of judges were very impressed with Elmscot’s high standards, their involvement in NDNA’s quality improvement scheme and how they engage parents and grandparents.
Even though Elmscot wasn’t chosen as the regional winner for North of England, it was such a tight decision that the judges decided to present Elmscot with a specially created ‘Highly Commended’ certificate as congratulations for their hard work. Elmscot will be the only nursery across all categories nationally to receive this new award!
Elmscot’s Manager, Justyna Ogrodniczek, was delighted with the recognition from the NDNA, stating “We are not to going to stop here – we continue to develop and improve our already outstanding practice and are already sharing our expertise and good practice within the broader early years sector, benefitting even more families. We would like to thank the NDNA for creating the ‘Highly Commended’ certificate for us and recognising how important excellent childcare is to us.”