Shortlist Announced: Tommies Childcare Awards Ceremony 2018

Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has so kindly nominated our staff and nurseries for our annual Awards Ceremony.

This year we received a new record number of nominations, with the final total reaching 593. Thank you again for your amazing support this year.

After reviewing the nominations, we’re pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Tommies Childcare Awards Ceremony:

Nursery of the Year

  • Winner to be announced at the Awards Ceremony

Nursery Manager of the Year

  • Anna Biddlestone (Arbury / The Old School)
  • Kim Ellis (Flutterbies)

Deputy Manager of the Year

  • Angela Brady (Flutterbies)
  • Amy Craddock (The Old School)
  • Amy-Lee Mackay (Westhill Corner)

Third in Charge / Room Leader of the Year

  • Nikki-Lea Kay (The Old School)
  • Polly Hale (Westhill Corner)
  • Rachael Duckworth (Westhill Corner)

Outstanding Nursery Practitioner

  • Nicci Porter (Flutterbies)
  • Stacey Scott (Westhill Corner)
  • Rachel Underhill (Westhill Corner)

Trainee of the Year

  • Danielle Wright (Westhill Corner)
  • Demi Ashby (Arbury)
  • Rebecca O’Sullivan (Flutterbies)

Bank Staff Practitioner of the Year

  • Gurvinder Mann
  • Paresha Parmer
  • Tamara Franklin

Newcomer of the Year

  • Amy Johnson (The Old School)
  • Christina Wincott (Westhill Corner)
  • Kayleigh Ballard (Flutterbies)

Innovative Environments Award

Baby Room

  • Four Brooks
  • The Old School
  • Westhill Corner

Toddler Room

  • Arbury
  • Flutterbies
  • Westhill Corner

Pre-school Room

  • Field House
  • Flutterbies
  • The Old School


  • Flutterbies
  • The Old School
  • Westhill Corner

Progression Award

  • Winner to be announced at the Awards Ceremony

The winners of each award will be announced later this year at the Awards Ceremony on 3rd November 2018. The Awards Ceremony will take place at Coombe Abbey Hotel.