National childcare accolade awarded to Lincoln nursery manager

Nursery manager Carolynn Fletcher has been named as one of the top five most inspirational people in UK childcare.

Nursery Management Today magazine has awarded the accolade to Carolynn, who manages Swineshead Pre-School Centre near Boston.

Carolynn will graduate with a BA (Hons) Applied Studies in Early Childhood degree from Bishop Grosseteste University at Lincoln Cathedral next month.

This is the fourth prestigious national award Carolynn has won in the last two years, with the first being Nursery Manager of the Year by Nursery World magazine in October 2014.

Last year she won Outstanding Contribution from Nursery World and Nursery Management Today Manager of the Year.

Swineshead Pre-School has grown from 24 sessional places to 78 full-time places under her management and achieved an Ofsted grade of outstanding.

The NMT Top 20 awards were presented at a ceremony on the 31st floor of the Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf.

Carolynn said: “I was surprisd to be nominated because this award is quite a big one, and I felt really special on the night.

“I’ve never been a shy person but I’ve become more confident now that I’ve got all the academic knowledge behind me.”

Sacha Mason, Academic Co-ordinator in Applied Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University, said: “Carolynn is highly committed to meeting the needs of the young children at the setting and we’re delighted to see her talents recognised with this prestigious award.”