Nursery manager from Lincolnshire shortlisted for national award

Kristina Johnson, senior nursery manager at Mon Ami Childrens Nurseries.
Kristina Johnson, senior nursery manager at Mon Ami Childrens Nurseries.

A nursery manager who oversees four settings in Lincolnshire, including one in Boston, has been shortlisted for a national award.

Kristina Johnson, senior nursery manager at Mon Ami Children’s Nurseries, is a finalist in the Nursery Operations/Regional Manager Operations category of this year’s Nursery World Awards.

Kristina truly deserves to win an award such as this as it would recognise the commitment, time and determination she gives every day to working together with us and all the staffing team to make Mon Ami what it is today

Kristina is the manager of Mon Ami’s Boston nursery and has a supervisory role over the company’s three other centres in Alford, Swineshead and Wragby.

She will find out if she has won the award at a ceremony in London in September.

Samantha Britton, who owns Mon Ami Nurseries with husband Jarrod, said: “Kristina is, without a doubt, an integral part of Mon Ami and a key player in our business. She is my right-hand woman, without whom our nurseries would not be the success that they are.

“Kristina truly deserves to win an award such as this as it would recognise the commitment, time and determination she gives every day to working together with us and all the staffing team to make Mon Ami what it is today.”

Kristina added: “I’m amazed and delighted to have been shortlisted for this award – it’s lovely to be recognised in this way.

“If I win, it will be a tribute to the whole team at Mon Ami, which is continually striving for excellence in everything we do, and to Samantha and Jarrod Britton, who work so hard to provide outstanding nursery settings for the children.”

This nomination comes after Samantha was named as one of the UK’s 10 most influential people in childcare by Nursery Management Today magazine in May.

She was included in the NMT Nursery Top 10 Most Influential 2016, part of NMT Nursery Top 20, which was organised by the magazine.

This month, Samantha and Jarrod were also named in the Fantastic 50 list of top Midlands entrepreneurs in Midlands Business Insider magazine.