I was absolutely delighted to have been nominated for this award by an incredibly supportive & inspiring fellow blogger: Juliet from Creative Star Learning Company. (http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/blog/)
Then I was so flattered to have actually made the shortlist of 47, especially as I was the lone early years teacher in the category.
In the end, after an amazing campaign to raise awareness of the award by a current parent, I made it into 4th place!
As I pointed out in an earlier post, I don't blog for awards but it is always great to be recognised by others for the contribution you are making within your field. When I started blogging in January 2011, it was mainly because I felt that my outdoor play approach was a good one & that perhaps I could help other nursery teachers to begin to see that they can go outdoors every day & to help people see the potential of their outdoor space.
Now almost 4 years on, the blog has proved to be a great tool for self-evaluation; it has helped me to look at my practice with a more critical eye & to always question what I am doing & to, hopefully, explain why I am doing things a certain way.
Thanks again to Juliet & Julie for helping me reach 4th place!