WE only tend to hear about the staff in nurseries when something goes wrong or a tragedy occurs.

Yet, every day, thousands of excellent, caring nursery staff go about their work looking after their young charges in the best way and with great outcomes.

So, it’s lovely to see one of them – Victoria Shiel from Jelly Babies Day Nursery in Little Lever – shortlisted for a national award. She has been there for 21 years and, no doubt, has seen many grateful parents and children over that time.

All the best for success in the competition, Vicky – you deserve to win.