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Covid-hero award for Peterborough's Star Day nursery

Peterborough-based Stars Day Nurseries are celebrating after one of their team won a Covid-19 Hero of the Year award.
Ashley Bereznyckyj – being presented with her COVID-19 Hero award

The efforts of the manager of Little Stars Day Nursery on Dogsthorpe Road, Ashley Bereznyckyj, were recognised at the Nursery World Awards 2021, beating nine other finalists.  

Bereznyckyj opened her nursery throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for key workers, which meant she was thrust into a whole new way of working and became the central hub for children requiring childcare in Peterborough. 

Bereznyckyj said: ‘‘I am thrilled to have been awarded the Covid hero accolade through Nursery World, I couldn’t have achieved what we set out to achieve without the strong team behind me and would love to extend heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them too. Every child matters and providing security and stability in such uncertain times was our priority throughout.’’. 

Her nursery was also awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the finals for Nursery Group of the Year. Little Stars has been open since 2003 and has provided the local community with childcare and support to the families within the area. 

The private-owned group has 14 nurseries and has a head office in Peterborough. 

Chief executive officer Mohammed Younis of Stars Day Nurseries said: “It is such a great achievement for Ashley and the Little Stars team to receive these awards, I am so proud.  

“Throughout the pandemic we all faced many challenges, Ashley and her team along with several other practitioners across the Stars Family went over and above to ensure working families were supported with fantastic childcare’’ 

The Nursery World Awards were held at the Brewery in London on Saturday, September 26, it was the first live event for Nursery World since 2019. 

The private-owned group has 14 nurseries and has a head office in Peterborough. 

If you are interested in learning more about what Stars Day Nurseries offer you can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and contact them via their website or by telephone at 01733 309878.