Raising the profile of the early years workforce in Wales is key to attracting and recruiting more workers into the childcare sector – especially through the medium of Welsh – and to show a wider audience the benefits of working in a sector that makes a positive difference to the lives of young children in Wales. As an organization passionate about giving every child the opportunity to benefit from high quality and fun early years experiences we are delighted to announce the winners from our Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 2nd October.
On Saturday, 2 October Mudiad Meithrin celebrated its’ annual Awards Ceremony at Theatr y Werin, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Mudiad Meithrin received nominations for staff and volunteers at Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups) or Day Nurseries for a chance to win an award in 9 different categories. The ceremony celebrates and recognises all the excellent work at its Welsh-medium playgroups and day nurseries across Wales, and popular Welsh TV Presenter Mari Lövgreen was back again this year to present the awards ceremony in a slick and professional manner.
Leanne Marsh, Head of Services Development for Mudiad Meithrin said:
“Our Awards Ceremony is a wonderful way to raise the profile of the workforce and early years settings. The heroic way in which staff have managed to maintain the service to the children of key workers during the pandemic has shown how important this service is to the local community and to the economy as a whole.It’s a lovely way for the staff and volunteers to be recognised by being nominated by the parents of the children in their care.”
Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin’s Chief Executive, said:
“The Awards Ceremony gives Mudiad Meithrin an opportunity to recognise and thank the staff and volunteers at grassroots level and build on the campaign we held this September highlighting our committees’ work. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate the good practice that is happening across Wales and being able to come together this year to do it whilst also broadcasting online too.”