Little Adventurers held their Annual Staff Awards evening ‘virtually’ via zoom! The Nursery’s Management Team feel so strongly about showing their team just how much they value them that they had to think creatively this year as they couldn’t hold their usual awards altogether in the nursery due to the current ways of ‘bubble’ working in this Covid world.
“Like so many businesses, virtual meetings have become the norm and so we decided that this year we would recognise our brilliant team by holding the awards ceremony over the internet. Taking the time for events such as this, especially after all their hard work both during the pandemic lockdown and since our return to full operations is a vital part of how we run our nursery,” said Chris Ford, Business Development Manager of Little Adventurers. “Colleagues also praised one another for their skill, talent and personal
qualities they bring to the nursery. It was a wonderfully uplifting evening and I think our staff get a lot from it.”
Speaking after receiving her award, youngest member of the team, Nursery Apprentice, Jess who is nearing the end of her Level 3 apprenticeship said, “Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly and it’s been an amazing experience. I can’t wait to continue my time as a qualified practitioner here at Little Adventurers.”
Chris continued, “Jess has been an outstanding example of just how successful an apprenticeship can be. She is willing to learn, a great team player and has a fantastic rapport with our children. She comes to work smart and tidy with a smile on her face ready to engage the children with new adventures everyday. We are so proud of her and confident that she will go far and become a model practitioner in the years to come.”
“Jess is very nearly qualified and the search is now on for a new apprentice to join us.
Anyone interested in applying should contact the nursery as soon as possible as we are shortly holding interviews,” explained Chris.
This individual and flourishing family run nursery in Cranham, Upminster is enjoying huge success, having won many awards and achievements since opening in 2015. Last year, nursery manager, Ginny Andreas scooped UK Nursery Manager of the Year Award from Nursery World along with the nursery’s work on encouraging healthy lifestyles winning a top 6 UK Award for Health and Wellbeing.
Little Adventurers have recently completed their new garden room which has meant they now have a few limited number of places available. They are holding an Open Day for parents on Saturday 1 st August (subject to availability and by appointment only) and anyone interested should contact the nursery on 01708 227657 to book their slot.