The Community Nursery of the Year Competition

The Community Nursery of the Year Competition run by Chemist. VOTE NOW

The Community Nursery of the Year Competition run by Chemist. VOTE NOW

For those who don’t know, we have been using private day nurseries for over three years now. Ellie started at our local nursery when she was 10 months old so I could go back to work part time. Since then I have stopped working but Ellie has continued to attend a nursery. I have spent many an occasion wondering if it feasible to send Trixie to a nursery too. She would gain so much from it and we have some amazing ones around us. Chemist are running The Community Nursery of the Year Competition on their site and you can vote for the finalists now!

The Nominations Are In!

Of all the nominations the final nurseries have been shortlisted and you can vote now. There are some amazing prizes available for the winning nursery and each week one will be chosen at random to win £50. This is such an amazing prize for any nursery to win and who doesn’t like recognition for their hard work? I struggle to find things to do with my two every day so I respect and admire the imagination and patience everyone that works in childcare has.

Why are we supporting this great cause?

So why are we, the Winnettes, supporting this cause? Well this isn’t something I have spoken about on the blog before but the nursery/preschool Ellie currently goes to isn’t the one she originally started at. We enrolled her in our local nursery which is very close to our home. For the first year everything was fine. Ellie was happy there, settled even. But when she hit 2 and had to change to the bigger room things changed. Ellie changed and we had concerns. Not least of all at the security of the place. This is perhaps a story for another day but needless to say after an incident where I found her unattended (for 2 minutes and NOT the 10 seconds they claimed) we immediately pulled her out and found a place in the nursery she is now in.

A new setting…..

This new nursery is amazing. Ellie is happy there and we are happy with her going there. She has made some really good friends and she has blossomed into a beautiful young lady. Yes, as a Stay at Home Mum, I have had a huge hand in that, but so have they. I can see the positive impact the nursery setting has had on her confidence, her learning and her manners. The staff at the nursery are all so friendly and supportive. The children come first in all cases and all individual needs are met.

The Community Nursery of the Year Competition

There are some amazing nurseries in this country and it is impossible to give all of them the recognition they deserve. A lucky few have the chance to be recognised and to be rewarded for their hard work. So please go and VOTE TODAY (and tomorrow and once a day until the competition closes) and give a wonderful nursery the pat on the back they deserve.

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The Community Nursery of the Year Competition run by Chemist. VOTE NOW

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  1. I hadn’t heard about this-and it’s such a great idea! There really are some great nurseries out there, and like you say, how they manage to come up with creatively entertaining ideas all day, is beyond me!! It’s a shame you had that bad experience with Ellie at her first nursery-that must’ve been really distressing for all of you… her new nursery sounds perfect though-like the one my children go to!

    1. It’s brilliant isn’t it. I’m glad the bad nursery is behind us, always made me wonder if I had been so absorbed with work I missed some red flags before. I never used to go due to the nurse hours but once I stopped for maternity again I started seeing things. It was all at the same time, change of rooms, no more work so I will never know. All is well now though so we have put it down to experience.

  2. A good nursery is worth it’s weight in gold! We love ours – Max goes two days a week and has done since he was 1, and I really think it’s been wonderful for him. I definitely had concerns after reading so many reports about how damaging nurseries could be for young children, but I couldn’t be happier with the progress Max has made since he’s been there. He’s learned so much that I could never have taught him at home with me, and I love the balance of the two. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. I think it’s so important to let nurseries know how brilliant they have been doing. Sorry to hear about your experience with the previous nursery. I would have done exactly the same thing. Safety and security simply cannot be overlooked, ever. #DreamTeam

  4. It’s so important to have a chance to recognise a good nursery. My girls didn’t go to nursery, but every single friend that has sent their children have always said what a great job they do. The preschool my girls went to and my youngest still goes 1 morning a week is brilliant and I would love to give them a pat on the back. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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