September 28, 2022

Celebrating our fantastic apprentices!

Apprentices from Just Childcare nurseries across the North West, Yorkshire and South West gathered alongside training providers, nursery managers and members of the groups’ Nursery Support Team on Saturday 24th September for the company’s inaugural ‘Apprenticeship Celebration Day’ awards.

The awards which celebrated outstanding contribution across 4 key areas of apprenticeships saw nursery apprentices nominated for the awards, with regional winners in each category chosen by a judging panel based on submissions received from learning coaches, nursery managers and apprenticeship mentors.

In a ceremony at Just Childcare’s Nursery Support Centre, the proud winners in each category each received an award, certificate and bumper Green and Blacks Chocolate Hamper to celebrate their achievement.

The full list of winners:

‘Building Positive Relationships’ Award Winners

  • Shaleen Smallman
  • Millie Smith
  • Claire Covey

‘Contribution to Teamwork’ Award Winners

  • Beth Ashton
  • Chantelle Kershaw
  • Kacie White
  • Millie Andrews

‘Progress Towards Qualification’ Award Winners

  • Rachel Buckley
  • Amber Edwards
  • Leah Baker

‘Supporting Children’s Development’ Award Winners

  • Carma Hughes
  • Kara Aspden
  • Mia Bowen

Janet Silver, Training Manager for the Just Childcare group said,

“The contribution our apprentices make in our nurseries every day is truly amazing and we are thrilled to be able to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements with these awards. Reading through the many submissions we received just confirmed what a dedicated and talented team of apprentice nursery practitioners we have coming through our ranks.

“A huge congratulations goes out to all our winners. We look forward to seeing them successfully completing their apprenticeships and continuing their early years career within the Just Childcare group”

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