Children Get The Best Start in Life at Alderman Bolton

11 Jul 23
Children deserve the best start in life, and pupils at alderman bolton nursery are taught by a team of award-winning teachers.

The Early Years department at the Latchford School won one of the Warrington Guardian Education Awards.

The annual awards aim to celebrate schools, nurseries and colleges across the town, championing pupils and students, teachers and assistants, and classes and teams. Thirteen outstanding winners were honoured as part of this year's awards.

Nursery is the first step into the world of education, and is often the child's first venture alone in the big, wide world outside of the family home, so it is crucial that they are made to feel welcome and safe.

Headed by Christina Richards, the Early Years team create strong and lasting foundations on which children, aged between two and four, can build on throughout their lives and deliver the best experiences to the highest standards.

Play and exploration is fundamental to the nursery, meaning that the children are able to choose activities where they can engage with other children or adults, or even play alone if they wish.

During these activities, the children will learn through first-hand experiences and the children are encouraged to develop their self-confidence, resilience to learning and independence throughout the school year.

Alderman Bolton EYFS team celebrating their award with pupils

Early Years award winners: Alderman Bolton EYFS team

The nomination for the Alderman Bolton Early Years team said:

"The ladies in the nursery are amazing with the children and work so hard to make the nursery a fun, enjoyable place to be for all two to four-year-olds.

They make every child feel safe and excited to return each day so they can have more fun!"


Christina Richards (pictured below) who has been at the nursery and school for four years, said: 

"The staff and the headteacher here at Alderman Bolton are amazing and so supportive. I've been Early Years lead for a year and have been given so many opportunities to put forward my ideas and to make the teaching and learning exactly how I envisage it.

The children deserve to have an excellent start in life, no matter what their background.

It makes me very emotional to think about the parents who nominated us and shows how much they appreciate all the hard work we've put in - they've been so supportive.

Thank you to the whole early years team for supporting me over the past year - this award is for all of us."


Christina Richards, Early Years Lead at Alderman Bolton, holding the award

Christina Richards, Early Years Lead at Alderman Bolton


Headteacher Sarah Morris said:

"It's an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented and passionate team.

Our Early Years department plays such a pivotal role in the development of our children.

They provide them with a wealth of engaging and exciting learning opportunities from Spanish lessons with our language teacher, to outdoor play and school trips.

I am delighted their hardwork and commitment has been recognised and celebrated by our families."


For a full list of the Warrington Guardian Education Awards 2023 winners, please click here.

Warrington Guardian visited the school to present the award. Watch the video below!