Sunflower staff are all smiles at news of top award

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Staff at a Sheffield nursery are celebrating after it was named one of the top five facilities for children in the whole of the UK.

The Sunflower Children’s Centre, on Carter Hall Road, Gleadless, received the accolade in the Nursery Management Today Awards, the sector’s premier annual event, promoting excellence for all staff working in nurseries.

“We are delighted to find ourselves among the top five in the whole country, especially when there are more than 11,000 nurseries across the country the judges could have chosen,” said founder and owner Karen Simpkin.

As well as making it to the finals of the awards, the nursery has for the past three years received the industry’s Charter for Quality Award. “This award is extremely hard to achieve,” said Karen.