Emerging Leaders at Portland Nurseries

We are delighted that seven of our childcare practitioners have received the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Level 3 Certificate in Leadership. The certificates were presented at a ceremony held at Oakwood House Nursery on Friday 6th May. The practitioners are based across three sites, Harlequin, Portland House and Oakwood House.

Portland Nurseries worked closely with Allied Business Solutions to tailor make a qualification that focused on the skills needed to be an effective team leader. The project was part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Rosemary Murphy OBE, owner of group said ‘We recognise that it is only through developing a highly skilled workforce we will be able to provide high quality childcare.

"It is a big step for someone to move from being part of a team to actually leading it and this training has allowed these practitioners to develop the skills and qualities needed to become our future leaders.

"We are a growing company with four nurseries, Harlequin, Holly Bank, Oakwood House Nursery& Forest School and Portland House Nursery and Out of School Club. We now employ 76 staff- Training is the key to our success.”

Pictured, Rosmeary Murphy owner, Nursery Managers, ILM Trainer and the award -winners with their certificates-

Lisa Goddard, Deputy Manager, Pre School Leader and Early Years Practitioner, Oakwood House Sarah Woodward, Baby Room Leader, Harlequin Nursery Emma Wright, Deputy Manager, Portland House Pam Burrell, Play Leader, After School Club, Portland House Natalie Clifford, Baby Room Team Leader, Portland House Nicola Sykes, Baby Room Team Leader, Portland House Sarah Pogson , Assistant Team Leader Pre-School, Portland House

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