2018 NMT Nursery Top 20

 

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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.

 

 

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The 2017 NMT Nursery Top 20 was a huge success once again…

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The NMT Top 20 (2017) 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 Blossom Education, Connect Childcare, The Consortium Early Years, dot2dot, eyMan/eyLog, Route 2 Education Technology and YPO. Guests were treated to an inspirational talk from GB’s European, World & Paralympic Gold Medallist Para triathlete Champion Andy Lewis.

 

June O’Sullivan, CEO of London Early Years Foundation and an inspiring speaker, author and regular media commentator on early years, social business, child poverty and child health, was voted by her colleagues to be the most influential person in childcare in 2017.

 

The Top Business Index winner chosen by a panel of independent judges was Kids Planet Day Nurseries. The judges thought this organisation has an unrelenting focus on quality, and has grown to be one of the most successful Day Nursery Groups in the North West. It was described as ‘A journey that showing no sign of abating’.

 

 

The 2017 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!

 

2017 NMT Nursery Top 20 winners:

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential Winner:

 

June O’Sullivan

CEO

London Early Years Foundation 

 

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential Runners Up:

 

Jo Morris

Champagne Nurseries on Lemonade Funding

 

 

 

Cheryl Hadland

Hadland Care Group

 

Nursery Top 5 Business Index Winner:

 

Kids Planet Day Nurseries

 

The finalists for the 2017 NMT Nursery Top 20 were as follows:

Nursery Top 10 Most Influential

Representing the Top 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

 

The Top 5 people who have proved inspirational to colleagues, children and parents in their local childcare setting.

 

                               

Nursery Top 5 Business Index

 

Some nursery businesses are enjoying exceptional financial and business success. We are delighted to recognise the Top 5.

 

 

  

Judges

The panel of three independent judges included Paul Birley, Head of Public Sector & Healthcare, Neil Leitch, CEO of Pre-school Learning Alliance and Inez Murray, Previous Owner of Four Seasons Nurseries in Glasgow.

    

NMT Nursery Top 20 2017 Gallery

Please hover over the album below to scroll through images from the NMT Nursery Top 20 2017 London Eye Visit, Awards Presentation Dinner and Drinks Reception or click to see the full album.     

NMT Nursery Top 20 2017

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.

Dr Richard Hawkins, Editor-in-Chief, NMT said the event was a huge success.

“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 next year.”