It's time to dig out the glad rags again as we head to the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards presentation ceremony tonight (4 July).
For the fourth year running, Riverside Training is sponsoring the Pre-School of the Year category - something I'm extremely pleased and proud to support.
The award recognises the dedication, innovation and effort shown by nurseries and pre-schools across south-east Lincolnshire that have made a real difference to young lives.
As an Early Years training provider, and with our company being based in Spalding, I feel it is important that we are involved with the awards.
They are a fantastic celebration of those who go above and beyond to promote excellence within our pre-schools, primary and secondary schools.
It's great to have the opportunity to applaud the hard work and commitment of the unsung heroes of education.
These individuals and teams truly make a tangible difference to children's educational journey from Early Years and throughout their school lives.
It's only right that they should be recognised and rewarded.
For Riverside Training, the Pre-School of the Year award has additional relevance as we have helped many of the Early Years staff in the local area to achieve their childcare qualifications...so it's more than likely I will know the category winner!
I am very much look forward to meeting the finalists tomorrow and presenting the trophy and certificates to the winner and runners-up in our category.
Alongside a variety of childcare courses, Riverside Training offers a raft of qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities including accountancy, business administration, team leading, management and supporting teaching and learning in schools.
We are accredited by Cache, formerly the National Nursery Examination Board, Northern Council for Further Education, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, Futurequals and Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations.
To find out more, contact our friendly team on 01775 710945.