Image of Nicola Fleury, provided by her.
Nicola Fleury, the owner of Kidzrus private day nurseries, has been nominated for both Business Person of the Year and Employer of the Year.
Winners will be announced this evening at the awards ceremony at the Imperial War Museum North in Salford.
Fleury said the shortlisting would not have been possible without support from her team.
“The best part (of being nominated) is for the team to be recognised for their hard work and commitment,” Fleury stated.
“I am hugely honoured to be nominated for the Greater Manchester Business Awards and truly believe it’s a team effort. We have developed so much together and the team deserve all of the recognition.
She is also the only woman this year to be nominated for Business Person of the Year, to her delight.
“To reach the final is quite an achievement but to be the only woman is amazing and I’m so delighted. If you have a passion and work really hard to achieve your dreams, then anything is possible.
“I’m super proud to represent women in this category as I feel that many businesses are more male dominated.”
Image from Kidzrus’ Facebook, given permission to use by Nicola Fleury.
Nicola began her career as a childminder working from home with a vision of having a chain of high-quality nurseries in Salford. She now owns five nurseries across Salford, offering a warm, caring and homely environment to all children.
She added: “I’m extremely passionate about childcare and want the very best opportunities for every child.”
Kidzrus is a fully inclusive practice that embraces different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities, with the aim of supporting and encouraging every child’s learning and development, whilst having fun along the way.
“At Kidzrus Nursery, we offer the highest quality childcare and our ethos is ‘Every Child, every chance.’” Fleury stated.
The nurseries have also recently been rewarded an outstanding Ofsted rating, which Fleury described as a “very special moment”, and added: “We have developed even further and we continuously strive to improve our practice for the well-being of every child.”