Lydia Evans of The Old School House Nursery wins Nursery Childcare Practitioner of the Year Award at the 19th Annual Nursery Management Today Awards 2021

22 November 2021

The much-anticipated Nursery Management Today Awards took place at the London Hilton Metropole this Saturday 20th November 2021. It was a night filled with excitement as the Finalists enjoyed an evening of entertainment, including a drinks reception and three-course meal before the winners were announced.

Lydia Evans from the Old School House Day Nursery in Stetchworth, near Newmarket was announced as the winner of one of the most prestigious awards of the night; the Nursery Practitioner of the Year Award, beating four other very worthy Finalists on the night.

Lydia, who has worked at the Nursery for 5 years, and who attended the Nursery as a child herself, was overwhelmed to have won. She said “I am absolutely thrilled to have been recognised with this fantastic award and feel really proud to have represented our wonderful Nursery at the Awards Ceremony. I want to thank each and every one of the amazing team at The Old School House Nursery for encouraging me every day, to be the very best I can be. Thanks too, of course, to all our wonderful children and families.  We all work so hard to ensure the children we look after receive only the highest quality of care and education with us, so this Award means such a lot. The fact that I attended this Nursery as a child and have also worked here for so long, makes this award even more special to me and my family!”

The Old School House Day Nursery is situated in the picturesque village of Stetchworth, near Newmarket in Cambridgeshire, and has been caring for children aged 3 months to 5 years in its beautifully converted schoolhouse since 1994.  As such an established Nursery it has become an integral part of the local community.

The Nursery really makes the most of its stunning location, providing children with a true home-from home experience where staff carefully plan positive and exciting play experiences which facilitate children’s natural curiosity and cultivate a real love of learning.

The NMT Nursery Awards are an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector.