Team Achievements

Team Nannas is famous for our many awards, accolades, high profile visitors and competition victories!

Due to Covid we were sadly unable to have visitors at the nurseries throughout 2020-2022 but during 2023 we have been very excited to have so far welcomed back:

  • Dancing Becky
  • Sports Coach Dan
  • Parent Visitors

We have also built on our relationahips with the local community, the children have loved visiting the Care Home within walking distance of two of our nurseries. They have weekly visits and have activities they take part in with the residents of the Care Home.

We enjoy working closely with Colchester Institue and often have students complete their work experience with us. 

We also reguarly attend Colchester Institue Apprentice Evenings where the students are able to talk to some of our staff about what it's like to work in our nurseries and have an opporutnity to ask them any questions they may have.


VIP visits

We have been delighted to welcome the following VIP’s to our nurseries:

  • December 2022 Father Christmas and his Reindeer friends
  • March 2019 Colchester and Ipswich Hospital Chief Executive Nick Hume
  • March 2019 Early Years Consultant and Creative Arts Therapist Sue Gascoyne
  • September 2018 Colchester MP Sandy Martin opened our new Cowper Crescent site
  • July 2016 Colchester Hospital Director of Estates and Facilities, Chris Howlett
  • October 2015 Colchester Hospital Chief Executive, Frank Sims
  • January 2015 Deputy Education Minister, Sam Gyimah
  • April 2014 (then) Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg
  • April 2014 (then) Colchester MP, Sir Bob Russell


We are overjoyed to have celebrated receiving the following awards:

  • Ofsted Outstanding 2022
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2020
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2017/2018
  • North Essex Education Finalist 2016
  • Good Beginnings (Autism Friendly Setting) Bronze Award 2016
  • Essex Business Awards Apprentice of the Year 2014
  • NDNA EQuality award 2014
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2014/2015
  • NMT Team of the Year award 2013
  • Colchester Business Awards Excellent Customer Service 2013
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2013/2014
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2009/2010
  • Bronze Eco-School Award
  • Staff Training and Development Business Award