A CARING and long-serving nurse from Hillcrest Community Infant School nursery has been awarded the Gainsborough Standard’s Teacher’s Rose.
Mrs Welch has been a nurse at Hillcrest for over 18 years and is renowned for the strong rapport she has with the children.
“It’s really nice to be appreciated for what you’ve done,” she said.
“This is really lovely. The children are all wonderful and to see their smiles as they enjoy what you do is brilliant. They never think badly of anyone.”
She continued: “We’re all friends here and work together. The kids just see me as someone else who plays with them.”
“We’re just one big happy team and this is a brilliant place to work.”
Having worked at the school for so many years, Mrs Welch’s kind approach has stuck in the memories of countless youngsters.
“It’s nice to see them come back with younger ones and remember you,” she said.
“Especially as they are only about three-years-old when they start here so it’s brilliant for them to come back years later and still know who you are.”
She added: “I just want to say a huge thank you very much to everyone for this.”
“It’s brought a tear to my eye.”
Hillcrest deputy head teacher Dominique Osborne said that Mrs Welch demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the school and was more than deserving of recognition.
“She’s a really bubbly member of the team and she’s truly here for the children,” said Mrs Osborne.
“She wants to do the best for them and has a really positive relationship with everyone - she’s simply wonderful.”
She continued: “She’s worked here for such a long time and everyone who works with her loves her attitude.”
Mrs Welch was nominated for the rose by Michelle Hall from Heapham Crescent, Gainsborough, whose daughter Aimee attends nursery sessions.
“Aimee started nursery in September and was very nervous about starting but Mrs Welch eased Aimee comfortably into her place within the school,” said Mrs Hall.
“My daughter is shy and needs constant reassurance and she is constantly given this.”
To nominate YOUR school heroes for a Gainsborough Standard Teacher’s Rose, get in touch by calling 01427 615323 or email email@example.com.
Each nominee receives a rose from the Pink Orchid florists in Gainsborough and has a photo and write up done with their class.