An inspirational mentor from Banbury has been shortlisted for top industry accolade.
Carole Henderson, a professional development partnership manager at Bright Horizons, has been named as a finalist in the 2022 Nursery World Awards for her outstanding contribution to early years.
She has mentored thousands of apprentices and employees since joining Bright Horizons over 20 years ago.
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Carole said: “I absolutely love what I do, and I am very honoured to be recognised by Nursery World for my contribution.
"I believe that all apprentices have the potential to succeed and are capable of achieving their qualifications.
"Together we always look forward to providing the very best opportunities at Bright Horizons to enable personal and career growth and empower individuals to fulfil their ambitions.
"We are immensely proud of the difference our extraordinary colleagues make every day to the lives of children, families, and the communities in which we live and work.”
The Nursery World awards are open to everyone involved in early years education and childcare and help to shine a light on best practice and raise the profile of the sector.
Janine Leightley, director of human resources at Bright Horizons, said: “Providing ongoing opportunities and commitment to learn, develop and grow is an essential part of our strategy to support our people.
"Carole is integral to this success by ensuring that apprenticeship opportunities are of the highest standard, thereby ensuring consistent and high quality in our nurseries and support services.
"As a colleague with over 22 years of employment at Bright Horizons, Carole is passionate about the role she does and she fully deserves this wonderful recognition for her hard work and dedication, which has been of a consistently outstanding standard.”
Carole’s achievement has completed a hat-trick of shortlisting’s for Bright Horizons, as the company is also named as a finalist in the Health and Wellbeing Award and the Business Development Award.
The 2022 Nursery World Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday September 24 at The Brewery London.