Little Inspirations is delighted to share the wonderful news that we have been nominated and announced as a finalist in the St David Award 2021 in the Business category.

The National Awards of Wales are nominated by the public and recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people in Wales.

We are delighted for our staff to receive this recognition who have stepped up and delivered in response to Covid-19, to support families in South Wales with their childcare needs. In March 2020 when the first lockdown was announced,  Little Inspirations was one of only around 10% of childcare services that stayed open during the first coronavirus lockdown, and provided care for 144 keyworker families throughout our 6 locations.

During this very stressful period we provided activity packs for those children who stayed home with their parents and a book donation scheme was introduced and provided around 200 book bundles so that children had access to reading resources.

During this challenging time director Jenine, worked as a nursery nurse to cover employee absence and to help ensure the sites stayed open. Jenine also proactively shared information and support to other childcare services who were nervous about reopening.

As a company we worked alongside 7 local authorities to provide Emergency Childcare for Keyworker and Vulnerable families, we were so proud of our nursery teams who provided a sense of normality and consistency for these families, and we are grateful for this commitment to be recognised with this nomination for such a prestigious award.

Managing Director Jenine commented “We are absolutely over the moon to receive this news and it has provided our staff with such a boost during this difficult time. Their commitment and dedication in providing first class childcare even through the most challenging of times makes me so proud.”

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions a virtual awards ceremony will be held on the 24th March and the winners will be announced by the First Minister, Mark Drakeford.  For the full details of the 2021 nominations.

Jenine concluded “Thanks to our staff and families for your trust and support over this last year, this nomination is for each one of you, you are all true inspirations!”