Double winners - Nursery World Awards 2021
| Posted by Kelly Salambasis
We are delighted to announce that we are national winners of the coveted Nursery World Awards 2021 – taking the title in two categories – Working with Parents and Community Support. We are absolutely delighted and so proud, to take one of the top UK accolades for the early years sector.
A few representatives from the nursery were able to celebrate at a ceremony at the Brewery in London on Saturday night, where we were presented on the stage with the awards.
For the Working with Parents Award – the judges praised our excellent innovative model and support in the community. They praised our support channel to parents who might need it via MoreParents, local business partners who provide support and our More2Membership programme. Our career coaching programme with Emma Fulton, First Aid with Keri Hartwright and financial advice with Gingko were highlighted. Additionally, our mental well-being support was mentioned, alongside the support we were able to give to keyworker families and critical workers in the local area during Lockdown in 2020.
For the Community Support Award – the judges commented we have a “well organised neighbourhood initiative which is targeted at meeting the needs of the most vulnerable families”. From our conception, More2Nurseries has always put community first, offering additional support to families through our More2parents and More2membership discount scheme and reaching out to the local community by engaging with local businesses, charities and CICs to offer services, education, teaching and financial investment. Profit has been invested in redesigning the local Forum Community Centre’s gardens and raising funds for various charities. During the pandemic, food collection was increased to neighbouring communities via Clockhouse Community Centre. As well as long-standing partnerships with MumsAid and the Bridge in East Greenwich Pleasaunce.