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Local Nursery wins Nursery of the Year at the Yorkshire Prestige Awards


Chevaughn Leering (Deputy Manager), Maria Kouvatsos (Proprietor) & Ellen Ogley (Nursery Manager)

Esscroft Private Nursery in Burley-in-Wharfedale is celebrating yet another award win having scooped ‘Nursery of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Prestige Awards held at Hazelwood Castle earlier this month.


Attending the awards were Proprietor Maria Kouvatsos, Nursery Manager, Ellen Ogley and Deputy Manager, Chevaughn Leering who said: "It was such an honour to attend the ceremony and be recognised as the Nursery of the Year”.


The Yorkshire Prestige Awards 2022 recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.


Nursery Manager Ellen shares: “We currently have 21 permanent staff at Esscroft and each staff member has a real passion for Early Years which is essential in ensuring children get the most out of their early education with us. Our children really enjoy our Nursery and so do our dedicated staff which I think is really key to enjoying what you do.”


Next year, Esscroft Private Nursery will celebrate 30-years of service after it was originally opened by Anna Kouvatsos in 1993. The Nursery is now owned by Anna’s daughter Maria who says “Our staff team has grown significantly over the last four years and now with 110 families currently on role, every single staff member plays a huge part in making Esscroft what it is today. I am extremely grateful and am certain my late-Mother would be very proud of what we’ve achieved. I would like to sent heartfelt thanks to the full Esscroft staff team ”


This is not the first award Esscroft has won. Earlier this year, they were ranked Top 20 in Yorkshire and Humber for the fourth year in a row.

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