On Saturday 25th November we attended the National NMT Awards 2023 at ExCel London. The annual event celebrates and awards achievements across the early years sector.
Family First were shortlisted for six awards by a panel of industry judges, and we were thrilled to have been presented with two awards on the night.
Nursery Indoor Learning Environment of the Year was picked up by the team at Buckden Day Nursery. This award recognises the environment that most inspires and excites children.
We were absolutely thrilled to be awarded for ‘Indoor Learning Environment of the Year’. The whole team at Buckden have worked hard to create a varied and stimulating environment, where children feel safe, valued, and excited to learn. It is great to have everyone’s hard work recognised and celebrated.”Keeley lockley / Nursery Manager, Buckden Day Nursery
Nursery Chef of the Year was awarded to Sam Handley at Head Start, Crews Hill. This award is for showing exceptional ability in providing well-balanced, nutritious and delicious food, that takes into account individual needs of children, giving special attention to allergies, sensitivities, cultures and food hygiene.
It was a real privilege winning the award for ‘Nursery Chef of the Year’, especially as I was up against some great competition. Every Nursery Chef knows how important our jobs are in helping children with their nutrition and giving them the head start they need to have a healthy lifestyle. I would like to thank my manager Niyusha and the rest of my team for their continued support.”sam Handley / Head Chef at Head Start Crews Hill