04 October 2016

Charlotte Imlack, a nursery apprentice at Bright Horizons Hickory House Nursery in Salisbury, has been selected as a finalist for the Nursery Apprentice of the Year Award, as part of the esteemed 2016 National NMT (Nursery Management Today) Nursery Awards.

The award’s, which are in their 14th annual year, celebrate the very best in the early years and early childcare sector. 

In her nomination, Charlotte has been recognised for her caring and understanding disposition, leadership skills and for her caring nature for the colleagues and families she works with on a daily basis.

Charlotte, who holds Level 2 and 3 Early Years Education qualifications, arrived at Hickory House three years ago and now works predominantly in the preschool room, where she plans activities tailored to the needs and interests of each child. The room is adapted throughout the day to capture the child’s imagination. She aims to uphold the safety of everyone at the nursery on a constant basis and often encourages other staff colleagues in their professional development.

The 2016 National NMT Nursery Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 26th November at the Hilton London Metropole.

Nicola Amies, Director of Early Years at Bright Horizons, “We are thrilled that Charlotte has been selected as a finalist for this award. This nomination is testament to her passion for childcare, which shines through onto each and every child at the nursery. We are honoured to have her as part of the Bright Horizons team.”

“I’m delighted to be shortlisted for the award,” Imlack said. “I would like to thank everyone at Bright Horizons for their encouragement and support, particularly the team at Hickory House Nursery who make it a pleasure to come into work every day.”

Jane Logie, Bright Horizons Regional Assessor, said, “Charlotte has grown into a wonderful practitioner and has the skills to support all the children within her care, she has demonstrated some wonderful written assignments to confirm her knowledge of her recent qualifications and her practice reflects this. Charlotte has achieved so much since 2013 and has always gone above and beyond her requirements for her course, working at times late into the evening to ensure her nursery commitments were never challenged alongside her qualification.”