Awards host TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips (left) presents the award and cheque for PS500 to staff from Nature Trails Day Nursery with Purnima Tanuku Chief Executive of NDNA
front right; owner Alison and Steve Dyke to either side of Purnima; NDNA
Chair of Trustees Sarah Carr behind Alison (in white); and senior marketing manager Simon Nutt of headline sponsor Hope Education back right
says this means many tens of thousands of families eager to take up the Government's offer of more free childcare may struggle to find places unless action is taken.
In order to promote the zombie themed contest, the NDNA
partnered with almost half of North Dakota's 89 newspapers, with nearly 40 weekly papers and five dailies participating in the contest.
Deborah Thorpe, childcare service manager at Northumbria University, said: "I'm really pleased to win the NDNA
Nursery of the Year Award for the North of England.
The winner will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by NDNA
at York Racecourse on Wednesday.
Activity included sampling with the NCT, NDNA
and The Baby Show, promotions with Practical Parenting and Mumsnet and targeted media relations.
awarded the quality assurance kite mark after scrutinising 16 key areas including management and staff, health and safety, environment, child protection, working with parents and catering for special needs.
The Huddersfield-based NDNA
calculates that the number of independent nurseries has increased almost four-fold in the last decade, to around 6,500.
They also show the existence of tissue-specific nDNA genes that influence the interaction between NDNA
If the nursery wins the award, it could go on to win the UK title of NDNA
Nursery of the Year at the NDNA
Nursery Awards on June 30.
chief executive Purnima Tanuku said the nursery sector in Wales was "seriously struggling to remain sustainable".
chief executive Purnima Tanuku OBE, right, said: "The nursery sector is fully behind the principle of more support for parents.