Village nursery team celebrate national award

Toybox Great Denham at National Nursery Awards.
Toybox Great Denham at National Nursery Awards.

A village nursery has been honoured at a national awards ceremony celebrating the best in the country.

The Toybox Nursery at Great Denham has won the Nursery Website of the Year award and was highly commended and reached the final five in the individual nursery category at the 12th NMT AWards.

Director Chris Townson said: “With over 15,000 nurseries and pre-schools in the UK to reach the final five in any category is a fantastic achievement and one to be proud of. Our staff at Toybox Nursery in Great Denham are therefore extremely proud that we have made it through to the final five in two categories at these prestigious national awards.

“The finals night on November 29 gave a chance to mingle with the very best in the industry and to be judged against other outstanding nurseries.”

The website has been designed by Ally Morris at local business Reborn Media.

The award for Nursery Website of the Year was given to the early years provider for delivering “a positive, innovative and interactive experience to existing and potential parents”.

Toybox was up against some tough opposition as finalists included a national chain with over 100 nurseries.

Chris added: “As the nursery chain/groups employ marketing teams responsible for their website, to be considered in this category was an achievement in itself.

“To be announced as the winner for Nursery Website of the Year was a fantastic accolade for all the hours spent writing and reviewing our single most important parent communication tool.”

One parent said about the website “a compelling read with lots of history and information. Really clear and concise areas help me find what I needed”.

Chris said: “Others commented that our website is a true reflection of ‘Inspirational Staff – Outstanding Childcare’. It is more than an ethos, a goal or a slogan, it is at our heart. A brilliant, highly energised, exceptionally trained and motivated team ensure outstanding outcomes in childcare and business.

“As directors, Jackie and I are very proud of the achievements that Toybox Great Denham has made in our first full year of opening. We recognise that we have a fantastic team of staff who deliver outstanding care to children and families every day and are delighted that we have been recognised by our industry peers for what we achieve.”