WALLINGFORD, England, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Kathryn Learner, Early Years Specialist Teacher at Bright Horizons Nurseries has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to young children's learning.
Kathryn has been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursery World Early Years Professional of the Year Award. This Nursery World award recognises practitioners who have gained Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) through one of the recognised pathways.
In her role, Kathryn, who achieved her Early Years Professional Status in March 2010, works closely with staff at a number of Bright Horizons nurseries across Oxfordshire to inspire staff teams to reflect critically on their practice and to look for ways to strengthen and further improve their pedagogical leadership of children's learning and development.
Nicola Amies, Director of Early Year's at Bright Horizons, who nominated Kathryn, said:
"Kathryn is an exceptional Early Years Professional, who in just over a year has made a significant impact on quality improvement on the nurseries she works at. Those she works with talk highly of her passionate commitment to ensuring every child has the very best care and learning experience at Bright Horizons and we are honoured to have Kat as part of our team."
Kathryn, who is clearly delighted at being shortlisted, said, "I'm overjoyed at being nominated for this awards, it's a great feeling to know that my passion and hard work is being recognised. I would like to thank everyone at Bright Horizons who has helped me develop this amazing career in childcare."
The awards will be announced on September 27th at a glamourous event in London.
About Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is a leading UK provider of high-quality child care, early years education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of integrating of work and life. Bright Horizons provides nursery care both to consumers and in partnership with employers and also offers innovative round-the-clock back-up care packages for children and adults. With a reputation for excellence spanning three decades, Bright Horizons has more than 200 nurseries in the UK and Ireland. From the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2008 Bright Horizons has consistently outperformed its sector in terms of "Outstanding" awards made by Ofsted. Bright Horizons is one of the UK's Best Workplaces as well as one of the Top 25 Best Large Workplaces in Europe as designated by the Great Place to Work Institute. http://www.brighthorizons.co.uk
SOURCE Bright Horizons