Tops Day Nurseries entrepreneur Cheryl Hadland runner up in national awards

Tops Day Nurseries managing director, Cheryl Hadland, attended the annual Nursery Management (NMT) awards on 1 June after being listed as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Childcare.

Cheryl Hadland, Tops Day Nurseries managing director was invited to attend the NMT awards at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf on 1 June to celebrate the very best inspirational, influential business people in the early year’s sector.

The category recognised the top 10 most influential people within the childcare sector, based on all aspects of childcare provision including training and development, education, business and finance and organisational support. Those voted in the top 10 had the privileged job of deciding, amongst themselves, a winner for the Most Influential Person in Childcare.

Cheryl Hadland was voted as runner up for the award and received a plaque in recognition.

“I am thrilled to have been nominated for this award by my peers. The last 27 years has been quite a journey. When the very first Tops opened in Parkstone in 1990, we had 4 children. Today, we provide care, education and entertainment to over 3000 children aged 0-5 and provide afterschool care and holiday clubs to even more,” said Cheryl.

Now the Tops family of nurseries is 19-strong covering Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

“As we continue to grow, our focus is on our ethos — respectful care, natural play resources, healthy living, the benefits of risks and active play,” added Cheryl. “We work with our families to ensure that they enjoy childcare that suits their requirements with Tops being the only nursery group to offer flexible hours for families. Combined with this we are an environmentally conscious business and have recently started working with a new environmental charity, ‘GECCO’, which has been launched with the aim of preventing waste and promoting re-using and recycling.”

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