NURSERY staff at Stepping Stones were excited to make it to the final of the Worcestershire Education Awards for the first time.

Stepping Stones, based at the Civic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, prides itself on providing a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment.

Lisa Allen, manager of the nursery, who joined there 21 years ago, said: “I absolutely love my job. Seeing the children smile and making them laugh is so rewarding.To become finalists is an amazing recognition for us and our lovely team.”