Group of adults and children stood next to a tree with certificates.

16 June 2023

Two YMCA Dulverton Group nursery settings have been named in the list of ‘Top 20 South West Nurseries’ by online nursery directory DayNurseries.

Yew Trees Nursery in Tarnock, Axbridge and Meadowside Preschool in Backwell have been named on the list, both of which are rated 10 out of 10 on the platform by families at the settings.

Heidi Brook, Yew Trees Nursery manager said: “We are so proud to have won the Top 20 DayNurseries award for the South West. The team have continued to work so hard in this last year, and this is a great reward. Across the whole setting the team are great at developing bonds with the children and parents, ensuring that each day is different and varied, making the most of Yew Trees outdoor setting to the full, exploring, hunting for bugs, just playing and having fun. It is amazing to be recognised and to receive the award, a huge thank you to our parents for their positive support.”

The Top 20 Nursery Awards 2023 highlight the most recommended day nurseries in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 22,000 reviews received from parents, relatives and guardians of children who attend the nurseries.

Emily Glynn, Meadowside Preschool Manager shared: “What amazing news! The whole team are over the moon, and this award is down to them, their relationship with the children and of course the parents at our setting. Each day at Meadowside is different, and that diversity provides us with a range of opportunity, be it outside or in.  We are looking forward to a really exciting new year and building on our great reputation.”

As well as both of these settings receiving these awards, YMCA Dulverton Group has been listed in the ‘Top 20 mid-size nursery groups in the UK’.

Natalie Purkiss, Head of Early Years Education explained: “The whole team feel hugely proud at this achievement, it has truly been a group effort across all of our nurseries in the South West. At each of our settings the children come first in everything we do, and through our play based curriculum focused on the outdoors there are limitless opportunities for exploration and having fun. Our partnership with parents is key to ensuring that each child is given the best start in life, and afforded the best opportunities, it is great to be recognised for this and receive the top twenty nursery award.”

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