Following the success of this ceremony last year, Mudiad Meithrin will hold an awards ceremony again this year to celebrate and recognise the hard work of staff and volunteers in cylchoedd (early years settings) all over Wales.
Leanne Marsh, Head of Services Development and Academi for Mudiad Meithrin said:
"The awards ceremony is an opportunity for Mudiad Meithrin to recognise and thank the staff and volunteers at the grassroots. This gives everyone an opportunity to nominate an early years setting – be it a cylch meithrin, a cylch Ti a Fi or a day nursery – for an award in one of 11 categories.”
All the details are available on-line - www.meithrin.cymru/nominate - with an invitation for anyone to nominate a cylch or day nursery in a number of fields.
Iola Jones, Head of Partnerships and Communucations for Mudiad Meithrin said:
"Nominations will open on St David’s Day – 1st March, and will close at midnight 1st May. We had almost 200 nominations for the 9 categories last year, so we are expecting even more nominations this year as there are 2 new additional categories.’
The Award Ceremony itself will be held during the Autumn and following feedback received from attendees the ceremony last year, many noted that a short video of the winners would be a pleasant feature and a vehicle to share good practice.
"We have opened the nominations earlier this year allowing us plenty of time to produce short videos of the top three in each category. We hope that many will see this as an opportunity for a Welsh-medium early years setting in their area to be recognised for its work and we look forward to receiving loads of nominations!”
- There are 11 categories open for nomination including leader, assistant, inclusion, green and healthy cylch, fundraising and marketing, the outside area, cylch Ti a Fi, Dewin and Doti, setting, volunteer, and best cylch comittee.
- There isn’t a financial prize for the winners but an appropriate award for the cylch to display on-site
- Nominations may be made via a nomination form by e-mail or online here