A PRE-SCHOOL which won last year’s Early Years award was a runner-up at this year’s glitzy event.

The head at Abbey Park First and Nursery, Claire Mitchell, said she and her colleagues were ‘thrilled’ to have reached the finals for a second year in a row. She added: “It is a credit to their dedication and enthusiasm that once again our families have recognised and appreciated what we do.”

Leader Sue Jennings added: “We like to think that we really do care about every single child, no matter what their background or ability.”