Winners of NMT Top 5 Inspirational Leaders category!

We are very excited to share that our wonderful Dandelion founders and Managing Directors, Emma Harwood and Hayley Room have received an award from Nursery Management Today (NMT) for making a huge difference to the Under 5s childcare/early years sector through incredibly inspirational leadership.

Within this particular category, NMT were looking for exceptional people who are making a significant difference to the children within their care and their parents, and are an inspiration to the people who work round them.

This is an incredible accolade and it’s very clear to see why Emma and Hayley would be amongst the Top 5 exceptional people selected for this. They both work tirelessly to change the narrative in the nursery sector and continually challenge the status quo around the way children are cared for. Pioneers of Dandelion Education, the very first nursery in Britain to combine both PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN (P4C) and FOREST SCHOOL and nurtures all round cognitive development, well-being and resilience.

To celebrate, the 5 winners have been invited to the top of The Shard for a special treat before the NMT Nursery Top 20 dinner for an adrenaline fuelled experience from London’s highest viewing gallery complete with champagne! Being great advocates for tree climbing, Emma and Hayley will be fully prepared for such heights…however, what we’re all wondering is will they be wearing their waterproofs? You’ll have to check back after the event to find out.

Each year, NMT aims to discover, recognise and reward the top 20 people and businesses who are most influential and inspiring within the childcare sector. You can see all of the award winners here