What has to be one of the highlights of our year was the announcement that Lorraine Kirkwood of Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central has been awarded Nursery Manager Of The Year in the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2016.
The annual event held on 2 September at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel incorporates a spectacular gala dinner celebrating the achievements of all those in the Scottish Nursery sector and recognising excellence in Scottish childcare.
Two members of the Glasgow Team were put forward, Lorraine for Nursery Manager Of The Year and Paddy Mahoney (After School Practitioner) as Personality Of The Year. Their applications were submitted with support from parents and staff and both were successful in being shortlisted in the final 5 in their respective categories.
On the night, both Paddy and Lorraine graced the big stage and we are proud to announce that Lorraine was successful in becoming Manager Of The Year!
Commenting on their decision the panel of judges said, “The judges chose Lorraine because she understands the importance of strong leadership and management and how it impacts on childcare. She has been innovative in making partnerships which benefit the community and deliver business plan objectives. Above all her passion for childcare, her team, and quality childcare shines through.”
This was an amazing achievement for both as they were up against established nursery chains and independents from all over Scotland.
So we would like to add to all the plaudits they have received and say huge congratulations from the network, we are all very proud of you!
For more information and results from all the categories visit Nursery Management Today’s website.