19 July 2016

Kate Hubbert, a lead practitioner at Elsie Inglis Nursery in Edinburgh, has been shortlisted for the Nursery Practitioner of the Year Award, as part of the 2016 Nursery World Awards.

The annual Nursery World Awards are open to everyone in childcare or early years education, and aim to raise the profile of the sector while shining a light on the best practice within.

In her nomination, Kate has been recognised for her supportive ability in encouraging staff when working with children.

One of Kate’s creations at the nursery have included the SHANNARI Tree, located in the main hallway. The tree is a platform for parents and staff to share their own or the children’s success. Parents and staff also complete a certificate to recognise one another’s achievements.

The 2016 Nursery World Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 24th September at The Brewery in London.

Nicola Amies, Director of Early Years at Bright Horizons, “We are thrilled that Kate has been shortlisted for this award. This nomination is thoroughly deserved due to her passionate commitment to ensuring every child has the very best care and learning experience at Bright Horizons. We are honoured to have her as part of our team.”

“I’m thrilled at being nominated for this award, it’s a great feeling to know that my passion and hard work is being recognised,” Hubbert said. “I would like to thank everyone at Bright Horizons who has helped me develop this amazing career in childcare and for the opportunities I have within the company to enjoy my work every day. I look forward to the years ahead.”