Grovelands Childcare nominated in four categories at national awards

Andy Molloy, Grace Kelly and Akshaj Vikey celebrating Grovelands Childcare being nominated for four awards in the Maternity & Infant Awards, 2016
Photo: Shelley Corcoran

Andy Molloy, Grace Kelly and Akshaj Vikey celebrating Grovelands Childcare being nominated for four awards in the Maternity & Infant Awards, 2016 Photo: Shelley Corcoran

Athlone-based childcare and early education provider, Grovelands Childcare, has been nominated for a total of four awards at the upcoming National Maternity & Infant Awards.

The multi-award winning childcare provider has been nominated for Best Outdoor Area, Best Learning Initiatives, Best Food & Nutrition, and Best in Equality & Diversity awards.

Grovelands Childcare centres feature specially designed, child-friendly outdoor play areas and some feature beautiful children’s gardens. Nutritious meals are prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Children are encouraged to learn and explore at their own pace supported by Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Síolta and Aistear education philosophies. Each child’s individual culture and heritage is celebrated and children are encouraged to cherish diversity in their world and community.

The nominations come on the back of a hat-trick of award wins by the childcare and early education provider, having won the Best Multiple Crèche at the Maternity & Infant Awards for the past three years. No other childcare provider has been so consistently honoured at the awards, which are voted on and approved by parents as well as an expert panel of judges.

This is the ninth year of the awards, which will take place on Friday, October 14, at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. The awards aim to celebrate the very best products, services, and crèches in the industry as well as unsung heroes who go the extra mile to support families.

Deirdre Bushell, marketing manager at Grovelands Childcare, said: “We are thrilled to be in the running for four awards and would like to thank everyone who nominated Grovelands Childcare. The nominations are a testament to the consistently excellent care and early education that the Grovelands Childcare team work so hard to deliver. Children deserve the very best, so we give 100 per cent every day. We’re looking forward to the awards event next month.”

Grovelands Childcare operates five purpose-built, state-of-the-art childcare and early education facilities, including three in Athlone and one in both Mullingar and Tullamore, employing 80 childcare professionals across the Midlands and catering for 700 families each week.

For more information visit www.grovelandschildcare.ie or find Grovelands Childcare on Facebook.

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