Press release from Elmscot Woodlands Day Nursery and Nursery School.

Elmscot Woodlands Day Nursery and Nursery School was awarded a Silver level accreditation at the Trafford Early Years Giving Voice award ceremony last week – only awarded to a few settings across the region.

Speech and language are key priorities on both a local and national level, which means the Giving Voice accreditations are some of the most prestigious awards in the childcare sector. They were set up by the Children’s and Workforce Team of Trafford Council, in partnership with Trafford Speech and Language Therapy Service. The aim of the accreditations is to recognise the outstanding achievements of childcare and educational settings in supporting children’s speech and language development.

The Giving Voice Awards range from Bronze to Platinum levels, with increasing requirements at each stage. Elmscot Woodlands has proven the setting has gone above and beyond by achieving the Silver level and is now working towards achieving the next stage of the awards.

Requirements to achieve the accreditations include attending training courses on speech and language, as well as completing various evidence-based tasks. There is also a setting visit to discuss what has been implemented across the nursery and any further next steps that the team would like to enhance.

Lauren O’Brien is the Elmscot Woodlands’ “Giving Voice Champion” and said the award has been really helpful in giving further insight into how the nursery can develop its speech and language provision.

Danielle Riley, Nursery Manager at Elmscot Woodlands said: “It’s important to Elmscot Woodlands that we are an inclusive setting and can provide care and support to as many children as possible. Recognition such as the Giving Voice accreditation shows the lengths we will go to in order to achieve the best for the children within our care.”

Elmscot Woodlands is part of the Elmscot Group of Day Nurseries and Nursery Schools, providing outstanding childcare and education to over 1,800 children across Cheshire.

To find out more about Elmscot Woodlands Day Nursery and Nursery School and the incredible facilities or to register for a place, please contact the Nursery Manager directly on 0161 903 9040 or email woodlands@elmscot.co.uk.


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