The deafening clamour of parents for a Fleet Hargate pre-school camer through loud and clear at this year’s Education Awards in Spalding.
Staff from The Willows Day Nursery picked up the first prize of the night at South Holland Centre where other finalists, Sunbeams Playgroup, Sutton Bridge, and Sunflower Lodge Childcare, Pinchbeck, were also represented.
Judges could not ignore the pre-school’s family-based, community-centred, “out-of-the-box thinking”, as one nominee described it, at The Willows which opened just three years ago.
Owner and manager Vicky Pitts said: “We don’t consider what we do as work because of our passion for the children themselves who make our jobs so enjoyable and special.
“But it’s not just the children who make The Willows a fun place to be, it’s the parents as well for whom we’re really honoured to have won this award.
“Our staff give absolutely everything to make the children’s days at the nursery fun and we’ve promised them a party because they’re so amazing.”
The judges said: “The sheer volume of nominations for The Willows Day Nursery was impossible to ignore.”