Egglescliffe nursery celebrated at prestigious Downing Street event

An Egglescliffe nursery has been celebrated at prestigious Downing Street event.

Representatives from Rosedene Egglescliffe attended a prestigious event in Westminster, which brought together the most influential individuals across the early years sector. Jodie Hutchinson, the manager at Rosedene Egglescliffe, headed to London following her nomination to attend the Community Childcare Champions event, along with Alice McCullagh, managing director of Rosedene Nurseries.

The event, which was led by David Johnston OBE MP, Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing, was held at No 10 Downing Street, and celebrated the significant contributions which have been made by early years professionals since the pandemic.

The Teesside-based nursery was nominated by Matt Vickers, MP for Stockton South, who recognised the nursery provider's dedication to supporting families across the region. Making a full day of it, the pair began their day exploring London, before making their way across to Westminster, where they engaged in meaningful discussions about the future of early childhood education.

Alice said: "It was an honour to be invited to number 10, chat with the Minister and meet other early years sector champions. The minister recognised the incredible work our teams do, a critical part of educating the youth of today, and called our early years teams 'heroes'. We left feeling motivated and appreciated for all the hard work the team has delivered to children, families & communities across the region since the pandemic. We're ready for this new era of early years as it becomes more accessible to families!"

David Johnston OBE MP, Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing, expressed his gratitude: "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."