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PACEY members sweep the shortlist at Nursery World Awards

PACEY is delighted to announce that a raft of PACEY members, partners and staff have been shortlisted in the Nursery World Awards 2016. The awards are designed to reward best practice and recognise and celebrate the achievements of early years professionals. This year Nursery World received ‘hundreds of entries’ and every category was ‘strongly contested’.

PACEY’s Michelle Mitchell has been shortlisted in the Trainer of the Year category, while all finalists in the Childminder of the Year category are PACEY members. Congratulations to: Maisie Collin, Maisie Poppins Childcare, London; Sharon Froggatt, Little Frogs, Lincolnshire; Rebecca Lihou, Somerset and Katrina Mathers, Oxfordshire.

PACEY member Little Darling Childcare in Harrow has been shortlisted in the Working with Parents category, while PACEY President Penny Tassoni is a finalist in the Professional Books category for her title Reducing Educational Disadvantage: A Strategic Approach in the Early Years.

Congratulations also go to two of PACEY’s partners: The Children’s Sleep Charity, which is shortlisted in the Health and Well-being category, while ICAN is a finalist in the Staff Resources category for its Chatterbox Challenge.

Liz Bayram, Chief Exec, PACEY comments: “We are absolutely delighted that so many members, staff and partners are being recognised in this way, especially as the organisers commented on how fierce the competition was this year. We know many more members entered so well done to everyone who supported the awards, which help to raise the profile of the sector. Early years professional play a vital role in building bright futures and our heartfelt congratulations go to all those short-listed - to get through to the final is a fantastic achievement.”

The winners will be announced at an awards event on 24th September 2016 in London.