Portland Nurseries Annual Awards Night
Over 80 staff members from the Portland Nurseries group came together on Friday 22nd November to celebrate their annual awards ceremony and dinner at The Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield. Every year the nursery managers across the 4 settings award members of the staff team for their invaluable contribution to high quality childcare. This year’s winners are as follows:
Child Carer of the Year Award 2019
This Award recognises the outstanding childcare provided by an Early Years Educator. The childcare will include warmth, equality, responsibility, safety, fairness and being supportive in all relationships involving the children, parents and organisation.
Awarded to the following; Katie Tillotson (Harlequin Nursery), Yvette Wood (Holly Bank Nursery) Samantha Broadbent (Oakwood House Nursery) Alina Amare (Portland House Nursery).
Rising Star Award 2019 for a member of the staff team who has shown exceptional promise, passion and enthusiasm over the year. This award went to Federica Benazzoli of Harlequin, Hayley Sidwell of Holly Bank Nursery, Willow Gareis of Oakwood House and Katie Davies of Portland House.
Anastasia Murphy, Managing Director said “Our annual awards event is a wonderful opportunity for the whole staff team to come together and celebrate the last year. The staff team work very hard to deliver the highest standards of care for all the children and families that use our nurseries and this is our opportunity to thank them for their dedication to the company and all those they care for. I am immensely proud of them all”
The night also celebrated the fantastic £11,000 raised by the company last year for their nominated charity at the time Shabang!There was also a charity prize raffle for the companies’ new nominated charity Action for Children raising over £300 on the night. Prizes ranging from the latest Sonos speakers to a voucher for Concepts Wellbeing & Beauty in Lindley.