Sue and Lalita from Early Years Direct were lucky enough to share a table with Lark Lane Pre-school at the recent Nursery World Awards in London. Wow what an evening - a super celebration of all things nursery and early years!

Lark Lane were Highly Commended as Pre-School of the Year, Teresa Lalley was Highly Commended as Early Years Teacher of the Year and Noreen Hennessey, a full time volunteer worker, received an Outstanding Contribution Award - that's a pretty good haul!

You can see Noreen receiving her award from Purnima Tanaku, chief executive of the National Day Nurseries Association, in the picture.

We felt the children back in the pre-school deserved a few new toys - so here they are unpacking, ready for some imaginative play and learning. Enjoy!

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