THERE has been joy for Heather at a Dee Valley establishment.

Corwen Day Nursery introduced an employee of the month scheme at the back end of 2016 as part of their staff wellbeing programme, so that the team would feel valued and appreciated.

Nursery owner Carmen Roberts Davenport said: “I believe that to be awarded employee of the year is a huge achievement and what the whole team should be aspiring for.”

Heather Cartwright, who has been employed at the nursery for almost two years and has completed her NVQ Level 2 in children’s care learning and development, received the award of employee of the year for 2019.

This was after all the parents unanimously voted for her.

Heather received employee of the month in April following a glowing testimonial from a parent and again in September for completing her NVQ Level 2 and enrolling immediately onto Level 3.

One of the parents said: “My child always receives a massive, warm welcome from Heather in the mornings and she will make an extra effort to engage them in whatever activity that is going on when they arrive, this makes my departure easier.

"Heather is always smiling and in great spirits. My child’s development has been phenomenal during their time at nursery and this is down to Heather.”

Another parent said: “Heather has worked quietly and tirelessly to encourage our child to eat and has never given up and at the same time offering so much love and comfort.

"I know Heather has gone the extra mile and has helped our child very quietly but very professionally, she is just brilliant.”

Carmen Roberts Davenport added: “Heather truly deserves this award because she is an outstanding member of the team who is always happy as well as being so hard working and reliable.

"Heather never complains and is clearly highly thought of by all the parents and the children adore her.

"I believe that I am very lucky to have such a proficient, caring and dedicated professional within my organisation who without a doubt always puts the children first.”

Heather’s response after receiving her gifts and award was: “I was totally overwhelmed but delighted when Carmen announced that I had won employee of the year 2019.

"I would like to thank all the parents for their positive feedback. I love my job; it is so rewarding, and I enjoy being part of the team at Corwen Day Nursery.”

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