Recognition

Child’s Play Private Nursery are honoured to have received local and national recognition for their work in the early year’s sector.

This recognition has seen be awarded multiple accolades and awards as well as an invitation by HRH Prince Charles to the Celebrate Success awards and a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Spread the Happiness Team Awards

Date: December 2018

We are ecstatic to announce that all three of our nursery sites (Ferryhill, Seaham and Chester Le Street) have been awarded an individual ‘Spread the Happiness Team Award’. This award comes on the back of some amazing work our staff have completed with Spread the Happiness Guru and Early Years inspiratory Shonette-Bason-Wood.

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Millie’s Mark Accreditation: the gold standard for first aid

Date: November 2018

Child’s Play, Seaham and Chester Le Street. Receive the gold standard for first aid in the early years. 100% of their staff are trained and have knowledge to help protect and keep people safe and are able to act in an emergency.

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2018 Staff Celebration & Award Evening

Date: 11 August 2018

Child’s Play would not be the same without all of our employee’s dedication, EVERYONE in the company was put forward for an award which is testament to how valuable everyone is. Child’s Play’s first annual awards night recognised staff excellence. It was an evening to share and remind our employees how valuable, amazing and awesome they truly are. A full list of our winners are below:

Best Rising Star Award:

Winner: Rebecca Gasson Highly Commended: Amber Louise Crame

Best Apprentice Award:

Winner: Chloe Oliver

Most Improved Employee Award:

Winner: Kimberley Dunn Highly Commended: Shannon Latcham

2018 Employee of the Year Award:

Winner: Dawn Crosby Highly Commended: Sian Ward

Best Team of the Year Award:

Winner: Snowdrops, Ferryhill Highly Commended: Buttercups, Chester Le Street

Best Communicator Award:

Winner: Sian Ward Highly Commended: Eve Keeling

Parent Choice Award:

Winner: Lauren Wilkinson Highly Commended: Katrina Clarke

Heart of the Company Award:

Winner: Karen Wayman Highly Commended: Joanne Jackson

Leadership Award:

Winner: Jill Grieve Highly Commended: Laura Clark

2018 Nursery Manager of the Year Award:

Winner: Carla Gibson

Management Recognition Award:

Winner: Abbey Leigh Briggs Highly Commended: Noella Plummer

2018 Nursery Site of the Year Award:

Winner: Seaham, Child’s Play

A fierce determination to succeed resulted in the founder and MD of Childs Play Private Nurseries working around the clock and even answering emails while in labour.

Date: 15 May 2018

Published on the North East Chambers of commerce website, the article introduces you to Managing Director Laura Leigh Davies (click image to read the article) https://www.neechamber.co.uk/our-members/news/childs-play-private-nursery

Do you think we deserve to be crowned Nursery of the 2018?

We are so thrilled that one of our families from out Seaham Nursery has entered us into the Sunderland Echo 2018 Nursery of the Year Awards!!!
Since the take-over of Child’s Play Private Nursery in January this year the business has gone from strength to strength, which has included our Seaham site being nominated for this prestigious award.

**Want us to win? **
All you have to do is collect the Sunderland Echo between 26th March and 7th April and complete the coupon and return it! Please help us by voting! We are so very happy about this!

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Durham Nursery Entrepreneur builds up Child’s Play Business with two new centres

Date: 24 January 2018

Published on the Chronicle Live: detailing how Managing Director Laura Davies has added to Buttercup Nurseries to the growing Child’s Play Private Nursery business.

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Expansion is Child’s Play for Laura

Date: 12 January 2018

Published in The Ferryhill and Chilton Chapter, front page & continued on page 6. Discussing the transfer two nurseries located in Seaham and Chester Le Street, County Durham under the Child’s Play brand.

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Ferryhill Nursery Founder takes over two new facilities

Date: 9 January 2018

Published in the Northern Echo, detailing the transfer two nurseries located in Seaham and Chester Le Street, County Durham under the Child’s Play brand.

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Their Finest Hour

Date: October 2017

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, socialisation with the elderly.

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Combating Depression in the elderly is Child’s Play

Date: September 2017

Published in the Chapter. Discussing how monthly care home visits is helping to battle depression in the elderly and allowing young children to make connections and understand the world around them.

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Millie’s Mark Accreditation: the gold standard for first aid

Date: June 2017

Child’s Play, Ferryhill. Receive the gold standard for first aid in the early years. 100% of their staff are trained and have the knowledge to help protect and keep people safe and are able to act in an emergency.

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Second: NDNA Awards 2017

Date: June 2017

Child’s Play Private Nursery, came second at the 2017 NDNA awards, for the ‘Technology Award’

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Millie’s Mark

Date: June 2017

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, talking about the recent Millie’s Mark Award.

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Recognition is Child’s Play for award-winning nursery

Date: May 2017

Published in the Chapter talking about being accredited with ‘Millie’s Mark’

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Winner: Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

Date: November 2016

Winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2016 WINN awards. Award presented by Nikki Gott.

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Power to the Parents

Date: April 2017

An interview with Laura, Managing Director with the National Day Nurseries Association.

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North East Employee of the Year Awards 2016

Date: October 2016

We are so proud of Sara, Deputy Manager (Ferryhill) for making the shortlist for the Leadership Award.

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Pupils help tackle dog waste scourge

Date: June 2016

Published in the Northern Echo. Child’s Play team up with local schools.

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HRH Prince Charles, invites you to a Garden Party at the Palace

Date: May 2016

Managing Director Laura Davies attended a Royal Garden Party at Bucking Palace, hosted by HRH Prince Charles. This is in recognition to the growth and business success.

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Celebrate Success Awards hosted by HRH

Date: March 2016

Laura, Managing Director was honoured to need HRH Prince Charles along with a variety of celebrities at the 2016 Celebrate Success Awards in association with The Princes Trust.

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Child’s Play Nursery collects latest award for innovation

Date: November 2015

Published in the Chapter Newspaper following the receipt of the ‘Best Use of Innovation’ Award at the 2015 WINN Awards

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Congratulations, Child’s Play

Date: November 2015

Published in by the NDNA following their award win.

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Child’s Play Highly Commended at Nursery World Awards

Date: September 2015

Published in the Chapter. Recognition of being highly commended at the Nursery World Awards for their online and social media work.

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2015 Nursery World Awards

Date: September 2015

Highly commended at the leading Nursery World Awards

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Toddle On

Date: June 2015

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, raising £900 for Autism

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Disney Toddle helps raise lots for children with Autism

Date: May 2015

Published in the Chapter. Child’s Play children and staff’s annual charity walk.

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Fly Away Katie

Date: March 2015

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, bringing stories to life.

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Named on the 2015 most recommended nurseries

Date: March 2015

Recognised and named as one of the most recommended north east nurseries.

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Ferryhill Nursery e-portal is a first in the UK

Date: September 2014

Published by Daynurseries.co.uk talking about the innovative way to interact and communicate with parents and families.

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Going Wild

Date: August 2014

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, about outdoor forest school adventures.

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Splashing about

Date: May 2014

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, water play at its best.

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Nursery is Tops!

Date: March 2014

Published in the Chapter, following Daynurseries.co.uk Award

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Named on the 2014 most recommended nurseries

Date: March 2014

Recognised and named as one of the most recommended north east nurseries.

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Winter Events

Date: January 2014

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, encouraging families to get involved and celebrate the Christmas season.

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Laura’s Nursery is in great demand

Date: August 2013

Published in the Northern Echo, documenting the growth and success since opening n January 2013.

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Splish Splash

Date: August 2013

Published in the Nursery World Magazine, embracing “there’s no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing”.

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