2019 NMT Nursery Top 20

 

The NMT Top 20 2019 awards returned once again to the panoramic 31st floor of the Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf  on Thursday 20th June, 2019. 
The purpose of the annual NMT Top 20 is to discover, recognise and reward the people and businesses who are most influential and inspiring within the whole childcare sector.

 

 

Amy is an inspiring EYP and energetic Operations Director, who has worked successfully for Tops Day nurseries for 12 years. She has a natural skill for tackling under performance and through her sensitive but assertive nature is able to motivate under performing teams to strive for better outcomes for children.

 
 
 

Well done to our 1st and 2nd Runners Up – Sally Bonnar, Co-operative Childcare and Lyndsey Hellyn, The Nest Nurseries!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This year we left the power in the hands of the sector to determine the overall winner of NMT Nursery Top 10 Most Influential 2019.  Votes were counted electronically, we had almost 12,000 votes!

A huge and heart felt congratulations to our incredible Top 10 Most Influential!

Congratulations to all five winners of the NMT Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Leaders!

  • Sarah Fillingham, Portico Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Nicola Fleury, Kidzrus Nursery Ltd
  • Kim-Marie Gerrard, Tiny Toez Ltd
  • Emma Harwood & Hayley Room, Dandelion Education Ltd
  • Lorraine Kirkwood, Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central

The 5 winners of the NMT Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Leaders category were invited to the top of The Shard for a special treat before the NMT Nursery Top 20 dinner for an adrenaline fuelled experience from London`s highest viewing gallery complete with champagne!

 

Congratulations to the overall winner of the Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Business Development / Expansion Programme, The Old Station Nursery!

 

The Old Station Nursery group has grown from 6 settings to 10 over the last 2 years. They are very excited to have just joined the larger family of La Maison Bleue in France, and join an early years pedagogical team in France, Switzerland and Luxembourg. They can now share best practice across Europe whilst maintaining what makes them special within the UK.

 

 

 

Congratulations to our wonderful Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Business Development / Expansion Programmes:

 

The finalists for the NMT Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Leaders and Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Business Development / Expansion Programme 2019 were decided by our independent panel of judges. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise!

 

Many thanks to Amanda Gummer from Fundamentally Children for speaking to us about the importance of play, and for handing out the trophies to our winners!

Browse the full album here:

NMT Nursery Top 20 2019

 

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential

Some people are making a huge difference to the Under 5s childcare/early years sector. Every year NMT magazine, supported by Barclays, wish to discover, recognise and reward the 10 people who are most influential within the whole sector, including all aspects of childcare provision, training and development, education, business and finance, and organisational support. This year, we asked for a short nomination describing why each nominee deserved this recognition. The ten people with the most nominations became the NMT Nursery Top 10.  

Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Leaders

Some Senior Management/Directors of nurseries are making a huge difference to the Under 5s childcare/early years sector through incredibly inspirational leadership. NMT magazine, supported by Barclays, wish to discover, recognise and reward 5 people who through their inspirational leadership, have made a hugely positive success in the running of their nursery or nursery group. We are searching for exceptional people who are making a significant difference to the children within their care and their parents, and are an inspiration to the people who work round them.

Nursery Top 5 Inspirational Business Development / Expansion Programme

Some Nursery Businesses have created an inspirational business-focused development /expansion programme which has made a difference to the overall success of their business. We are searching for the top five inspirational businesses to recognise.

 

“We are very proud of what the nursery sector does and the many outstanding people who work within it, offering superb care to such important members of our communities. NMT Nursery Top 20 recognises the people and businesses that are really driving the sector forward and offers them a great opportunity to share and spread their positive influence to a much wider audience.

We look forward to recognising many more brilliant people and businesses in the childcare sector within NMT Nursery Top 20 this year.” – Dr Richard Hawkins, Editor-in-Chief, NMT Magazine.

 

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The 2018 NMT Nursery Top 20 was a huge success once again!

 

 

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The purpose of the annual NMT Top 20 is to discover, recognise and reward the people and businesses who are most influential  and inspiring within the whole childcare sector. 

The NMT Top 20 2018 awards were presented at a glittering Awards Night held on the panoramic 31st floor of the Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf and were organised by NMT magazine, sponsored by Barclays and partnered by Bambini Recruitment, dot2dot Nursery Insurance, eyLog, Famly, Hope Education and The Consortium Early Years. The finalists and guest enjoyed panoramic views of the city of London as they enjoyed their meals.

Guests were treated to an inspirational, heart felt and passionate talk from Lynn Gradwell, London Director of Barnardo’s Children’s Services.  Lynn is extremely passionate about safeguarding of children and young people, ensuring the voices of children, young people, and their families are heard.  The entire room listened to her story and words so intently that you could have heard a pin drop.

 

Cheryl Hadland, Founder and Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries was voted by her peers to be the most influential person in childcare in 2018.  She is an astonishing role model, international speaker on eco-sustainable day nurseries, the founder of registered charity GECCO and founding organiser of the APPG for Early Years.  The runners up were Jennie Johnson, CEO of Kids Allowed and Zoe Raven, CEO of Acorn Early Years Foundation.

 

The 2018 NMT Nursery Top 5 Most Inspirational people were also recognised for the outstanding contribution they made to their local nurseries and communities and were invited to the London Eye for a special treat before the NMT Nursery Top 20 dinner for a VIP viewing complete with champagne! The weather even held out, as the forecast called for thunderstorms!

 

2018 Nursery Top 20 Winners!

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential Winner:

Cheryl Hadland

Founder and Managing Director 
Tops Day Nurseries

 

 

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential Runners Up:

 

Jennie Johnson

CEO
Kids Allowed 

Zoe Raven

CEO 
Acorn Early Years Foundation

 

 

Our Top 5 Most Inspirational Winners were:

  • Kylie Barnes from Bright Start
  • Stephanie Bennet from Love 2 Learn
  • Carolynn Fletcher from Swineshead Pre-School
  • Kate Peach from Each Peach Childcare
  • Julie Smith from The Parade Day Nursery

Nursery Top 20 Business Index Winner

 

ICP Nurseries Ltd

Top 20 Judges

We are delighted to introduce our panel of esteemed Judges:

Have a scroll though our Top 20 2018 Photo Album!

Top 20 2018

The 2018 Finalists were:

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential Finalists:

Some people are making a huge difference to the Under 5s childcare/early years sector. Every year NMT magazine, supported by Barclays, wish to discover, recognise and reward the 10 people who are most influential within the whole sector, including all aspects of childcare provision, training and development, education, business and finance, and organisational support.

 

 

Nursery Top 5 Most Inspirational

Some people are making a huge difference to the Under 5s childcare/early years sector at a local level. NMT magazine, supported by Barclays, wish to discover, recognise and reward 5 people who are inspirational within their own organisation and/or community. We are searching for exceptional local people who are making a significant difference to the children within their care and their parents, and are an inspiration to the people who work round them.

 

Nursery Top 5 Business Index

Some Nursery Businesses are enjoying exceptional financial and business success. We would like to recognise the top 5 most successful businesses. Only businesses with 3 or more settings are eligible for this Award.

 

 

Questions or queries?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team!

 

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