Tops Musgrove’s Senior Manager Honored as Childcare Champion!

During a special reception hosted to celebrate local heroes nominated by her local MP, Rebecca Pow, Chanelle Cochrane, Senior Nursery Manager at Tops Musgrove, earned recognition as a community childcare champion. The event highlighted Chanelle’s outstanding work, along with the nursery staff, in supporting working parents and their children.

During the reception, Chanelle had the privilege of meeting David Johnston OBE MP, Minister for Children, Families, and Wellbeing. This meeting provided a platform to discuss the vital role of childcare services and promoting sustainability in early childhood education.

Following the reception, Chanelle Cochrane, recognised as a childcare champion, enjoyed a tour of Parliament. She had the unique opportunity to observe a live debate in the House of Lords and explore the historic chambers of the House of Commons.

What is a Childcare Champion?

The Childcare Champion Award recognises individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation in the field of childcare. Winners of this prestigious award are celebrated for their commitment to providing high-quality childcare services, fostering positive relationships with children and families, and making significant contributions to their communities. Whether through implementing creative educational programs, advocating for children’s rights, or leading initiatives to improve childcare accessibility this award plays a vital role in shaping the future of childcare and early education.

Here is What They Said:

“The early years of a child’s life are absolutely critical to their development and nurseries like Tops Musgrove play a valuable role for working parents and their children. It was a pleasure to invite the Nursery Manager, Chanelle Cochrane, to a reception at No10 recently to celebrate and recognise all the excellent work she and the staff do for our community. Of special note, are the environmentally friendly initiatives in action at the nursery which I have seen first-hand. These include gardening with the children and a move away from disposable nappies, so that all the nappies they use are washable. They also make all their own wet wipes which in itself will reduce the nurseries’ environmental footprint significantly. I have seen the wet wipes being made -from kitchen roll, it’s simple and cost effective. I was so pleased that Chanelle was able to share all this great work with the Minister during her visit.”

Rebecca Pow, Taunton Deane MP

“It was great to be able to say thank you to some of our fantastic early years workforce, who do so much to help give every child the best start in life and support parents to work. This Government is making the single biggest investment that’s ever been made in childcare and we’re delighted that the attendees yesterday have already helped us provide more than 200,000 people with the first 15 hours of funded childcare for their 2-year-olds.”

 David Johnston OBE MP, Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing

Tops Musgrove is part of a sustainable day nursery chain, Tops Day Nurseries, who have over 30 nurseries across the South and Southwest. Tops Musgrove offers flexible early education and care for children aged 3 months to school age.

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