Childcare Awards 2017

Bournemouth's childcare heroes announced

Our winners were announced at the Early Years Sector Awards on Tuesday 27 February.

Early Years Sector Awards – Winners List

  • Childminder of the Year is Teresa Fisher
  • Children's Centre Worker of the Year is Frankie Warner
  • Day Nursery Worker of the Year is Jordan McGill
  • Pre-school Worker of the Year is Dana Hayes
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) of the Year is Caron Evans

Children's Centre Partner Awards - Winners List

  • Overall Borough Partner was awarded to Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Midwifery Department
  • Bournemouth Borough Council Partner was awarded to St Andrew's Church Food Bank
  • Barnardo's Partner was awarded to HomeStart (Haven Group)
  • YMCA Partner was awarded to BCHA

Other awards presented on the night

Outstanding Ofsted Inspections

  • Cornerhouse Nursery
  • King's Castle Montessori

Outstanding Early Years Provision

  • Avonwood Primary School
  • St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Early Years Special Awards of Recognition

  • Linda Peacock - Graphic Designer
  • Iwona Onik, Aleks Kolodziej, Janice Lear and Teresa Bunter from the Early Education Funding Team

Children's Centre Volunteers

  • Angela Benning
  • Charles Knight
  • Heidi Prince
  • Runak Salih

The evening was dedicated to our dear colleague Mandi Cracknell.

The event was full of laughter, tears and joy. It was a pleasure to spend an evening in such wonderful company.

A big thank you to our presenters and judges for your support and for those who took the time to write nominations. All nominations made for these awards will be sent out to individuals shortly. 

Congratulations to all our worthy winners for the difference you make to local children and their families every day. You are all heroes!