Bright Horizons Nominated for Seven Top Industry Awards

Bright Horizons has been shortlisted as a finalist for seven awards at the National NMT Nursery Awards 2023.

The National NMT Nursery Awards are an annual event which is taking place for its 21st year, taking nominations from nurseries across the UK. The awards recognise individuals who provide outstanding childcare and help to enhance children’s learning.

The awards are open to everyone involved in childcare and education and highlight the inspirational work that takes place every day. The event is supported and sponsored by 22 partners from across the nursery and childcare sector.

The NMT Award finalist nominations are as follows:

  • Katy, a Preschool Room Leader at Bright Horizons Kingswood Day Nursery and Preschool for ‘The SENCO Award’
  • Danielle, Regional Director in the Northwest for ‘Area Manager of the Year’
  • Jesse, a Room Leader at Bright Horizons Andover Day Nursery and Preschool for ‘Room Leader of the Year’
  • Claire, a Nursery Manager at Bright Horizons Harpenden Central Day Nursery and Preschool for ‘Nursery Manager of the Year’
  • Bright Horizons has been nominated for ‘Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year’, ‘Nursery Training and Development of the Year’, and ‘Nursery Group (Large) of the Year’

Winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of expert judges and will be revealed at a ceremony to be held at the Platinum Suite in London on November 25th.

A successful year

This latest recognition follows on from four shortlistings at the Nursery World Awards, which were held in September. Both Danielle Hamer, for ‘Area Manager of the Year’ award, and Michele Doull, for ‘Professional Book of the Year’ award, were Highly Commended in their categories.

Bright Horizons has also been nominated for two Personnel Today Awards; these include one for the Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award, and one for our HR Director Janine Leightley in the HR Director of the Year Award category.

Finally, Bright Horizons has been recognised in three Great Place to Work® UK lists in 2023. This included appearing in the UK’s Best Workplaces (Super Large category) list for the 18th consecutive year, one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women, and has completed a second successive year in the UK's Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing list.

Bright Horizons has been supporting the evolving needs of working families for 35 years. At approximately 300 community and workplace nurseries across the UK, caring and experienced teams create inspiring learning experiences that encourage children to be curious and confident.

Feeling inspired? Further information on great roles at Bright Horizons can be found by visiting its careers website.