PACEY members and staff celebrated their success at the weekend at the prestigious Nursery World Awards ceremony. The awards are designed to reward best practice and recognise and celebrate the achievements of early years professionals.
The event was held on Saturday 22 September 2018, at The Brewery, in central London.
PACEY member, Pebbles Childcare from Worthing, won the first ever 'Childminding Business of the Year' award. All those shortlisted in the 'Childminding Business of the Year' category are PACEY members, so a huge congratulations to Brightest Beginnings, Yeovil who was highly commended and Cheeky Cherubs, Melton Mowbray for being shortlisted.
PACEY member, Joanne Marvell, Ashsted, won this year's 'Childminder of the Year' award. Again, all those shortlisted in the 'Childminder of the Year' Category are PACEY members, so congratulations to Joana Smith, Croydon who was highly commended.
PACEY President, Penny Tassoni, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her impact and dedication to the early years sector.
Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY comments:
"I want to extend my warmest congratulations to all of our members who have been honoured at the Awards this year. Together they have done so much to champion childminding and demonstrate what a high quality and special form of childcare it offers to children and families. In different ways they all have made sure more people understand what childminding can offer. Penny and Joana have done this not just through their “day job” but also by volunteering their time and expertise to support other practitioners, as PACEY volunteers. We appreciate all that you do for us."
Congratulations again to all the winners and finalists from all of us here at PACEY.