Video created by James Alcock Films on behalf of Skills Development Scotland to showcase Colette Cassidy in Lullaby Lane after being shortlisted for Level 3 Modern Apprentice of the Year at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2016. Up against some tough competition with finalists from both BAE Systems and ITV, Colette was both shocked and delighted to have won the ward that quite rightly recognises her as the best Level 3 Modern Apprentice in Scotland.


Video footage from the Scottish Parliament where MSP Rona Mackay highlights the great work by our team and our NMT Training and Development Award success.


We at Lullaby Lane Nursery are delighted to announce that Early Years Practitioner Colette Cassidy (on the far right of this picture with MSP Jamie Hepburn) has been shortlisted as a finalist for Skills Development Scotland, Level 3 Modern Apprentice of the Year Award. This is a fantastic recognition of Colette's hard work, enthusiasm and passion for attachment led practice within a Early Years and Education setting.

There are 3 finalists in total for this years prestigious award with Daisy Smith of broadcaster STV and Fraser Clark of Naval Ships specialists BAE Systems completing the line up.

Colette is up against some fantastic young people to win the award, but in my eyes none can say that they have propelled their industry into the limelight the way she has, with Early Years and Education practitioners not often enough being recognised at such events.

Written by Brian Carmichael

We are delighted to announce that Lullaby Lane Nursery has won the Training and Development Award category in the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2016.

Lullaby Lane Nursery Manager Sarah Jane McKillop said: “We are delighted to receive recognition of our ongoing commitment to staff training and development. We have made a conscious decision to invest in our staff development with the understanding this will give the knowledge required to support and nurture the development and wellbeing of our children. Our commitment to Attachment Led practice has been reinforced by quality training from Early Years sector leaders, including Dr Suzanne Zeedyk a leading research scientist in child development.”

Winners of the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2016 were presented with their trophies by Edward Reid at the high profile Gala Night held on Friday 2nd September at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, attended by 400 guests.

Judges Reasons for Lullaby Lane Nursery

The judges chose Lullaby Lane because every nursery demonstrated high levels of training & development. The winner stood out as taking training & development to the next level. They had an innovative approach to learning and within their setting they used bespoke training that enhanced and raised attainment in their nursery. Above all this created setting where children had fun and gave staff confidence for the setting to go above and beyond.

About the Awards

Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2016 is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to discover and reward the very best people in the Scottish Nursery Sector. There were 11 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category with two independent judges.

Lullaby Lane Nursery Director, Pauline Scott, speaks to Nursery Management Today Magazine to highlight the benefits of staff retention and suggests innovative, relationship-based ways of achieving it.

The article was published in the May / June edition of the Nursery Management Today Magazine.

To view the article in full, click on the link below.

NMT Magazine Spotlight Article