At Auden Place Nursery, we are proud of our team and our facilities. We have won lots of recognition for what we do through various awarding bodies and we are happy to be recognised for our achievements and that of the parents and children.

Quality Counts Platinum from the NDNA
In November 2020 we were awarded the highest level (Platinum) of the National Day Nurseries Association’s ‘Quality Counts’ award, a national quality scheme designed to help a nursery explore all aspects of its care and education to ensure that it is delivering the best possible service for young children.


Ofsted “Outstanding” rating
In July 2017 we were inspected by Ofsted and received an “Outstanding” rating. Read the whole report here.

NDNA Member LogoLevel 3 accreditation from the NDNA
The whole staff team at Auden Place, worked together for 2 years to create a portfolio of all our policies and practices (creating new ones as necessary) to achieve the E-Quality Accreditation from the highly recognised NDNA (National Day Nursery Association).

Our hard work was recognised and rewarded when we were inspected in March 2015 and received our grading in May 2015.   We are so proud to be able to say that we achieved the extremely rarely issue highest level. “Level 3 indicates a setting with exemplary practice.”

Please read the report here

Meningitis Aware
We have been recognized as a Meningitis Aware Childcare Provider by Meningitis Now, thanks to the steps we have taken to ensure staff are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of meningitis and to know what action to take if a child is ill and are aware of the importance of vaccination. We also have policies and plans in place to deal with any case of meningitis within the nursery.

Apprentice of the Year in the London Apprentice Awards 2014
We are so proud of our apprentice, Rosemarie McCarthy, for winning this award

National Apprentice Awards ‘Customer Services Award’ 2013 for Working with Parents
Won by Connor Mcnulty

Nursery Management Today ‘Individual Nursery of the Year’ Award 2013
Won by the Nursery

NurseryWorld ‘Practitioner of the Year’ Award 2012
Staff were highly commended.

London Apprentice Awards ‘Employer of the year’ 2012
Highly commended (2nd)

NurseryWorld ‘Nursery Manager of the Year’ Award 2011
In 2011, Mikki Parkes, the manager of Auden Place Community Nursery between 2005 and 2019, was awarded with the title ‘Nursery Manager of the Year’.

NurseryWorld ‘ Team Development’ Award 2010
Auden Place Community Nursery was Highly Commended at the NurseryWorld awards 2010. They recognised the committment and support given to the staff to their future development and their importance to the successful running of the nursery.

NurseryWorld ‘Working with Parents’ Award 2010
In 2010, Auden Place Community Nursery won the ‘Working with Parents’ Award for our had work and committment in getting parents involved in their child’s nursery life.

The Nursery World Awards 2010

Nursery World Awards Winnner
The Nursery World Awards recognise and highlight the best that is being achieved throughout the UK early years sector by organisations, teams, individuals, initiatives and equipment providers. They shine a light on the hard work, innovation and dedication of those in early years education and childcare, communicating aspects of best practice and helping to raise the profile of the sector.