Bright Horizons shortlisted for prestigious early years education awards

The shortlists for the 2022 Nursery World Awards have been revealed. We’re thrilled that Bright Horizons is a finalist in three categories this year. It is an outstanding achievement for the company and wonderful recognition for our colleagues, pioneering curriculum and fabulous services like Back Up Care which are constantly evolving to help working families navigate the challenges of balancing work and family obligations.

Bright Horizons is shortlisted in the following categories:Nursery world finalist press release

  • Outstanding Contribution: Carole Henderson, Professional Development Partnership Manager
  • Health and Wellbeing: Introduction of Bright Beginnings curriculum
  • Business Development: Back-Up Care service at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

The Nursery World awards are open to everyone involved in early years education and childcare, they help to shine a light on best practice and raise the profile of the sector. Finalists are chosen by a prominent panel of expert judges, representative of the diversity of disciplines and organisations that make up the sector. The judges have the knowledge and experience to assess each entry according to its objectives and available resources and budget.

Ros Marshall, Managing Director UK at Bright Horizons, said: “It is a wonderful honour to be shortlisted for these prestigious Nursery World awards. I am especially delighted that Carole has been recognised for her Outstanding Contribution. Carole has worked at Bright Horizons for 22 years and is so dedicated and passionate and tirelessly supports our apprenticeship programme. We are immensely proud of our industry-leading training and development and Carole plays a huge part in helping to provide our colleagues with a rewarding career path. Carole takes great pride in her work and provides a calm reassurance for our apprentices who are embarking upon their professional career journey with us.

“It is delightful to see our Bright Beginnings curriculum recognised in the Health and Wellbeing category. Our curriculum places wellbeing at its core. All of the teams in our UK nurseries have contributed to the success of the Bright Beginnings curriculum and as a result, we have seen significant improvements in children's wellbeing, involvement and self-regulation since it was introduced in November 2020.

“We champion great workplaces and supportive employers, so to feature in the Business Development category is another great achievement. The Back-Up Care service we provide at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative programme (the first of its kind in the NHS) that delivers high-quality care and education in a way that responds to the changing needs of working families. We have shown that this flexible delivery can benefit children, families and their employers.”

The Nursery World Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 24th September 2022 at the Brewery, London.

More information about inspiring careers in Early Years can be found via the Bright Horizons website.