Marykirk woman, Gayna Sandeman, has been nominated in the prestigious national ‘What’s on 4 2014 Junior Awards’
The award programme, which is in association with Drayton Manor and supported by babyworld.co.uk and Glam Media, is in its eighth year.
The awards celebrate the best activities, classes, people and places throughout the country and is nominated and voted for by the experts - parents, carers and parents to be.
Gayna, from TinyTalk Angus and The Mearns - who runs classes in Laurencekirk, Gourdon and Montrose - is a nominee in the Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5’s category for the fourth consecutive year and will now go through to the national voting stage.
She said “During each class our very special mix of songs and rhymes, puppets, sensory activities, books, instruments and social playtime over a drink and biscuit stimulates your baby’s development, is wonderful for families to spend quality time engaging with their little one and an opportunity to make friends too.
“Using simple ‘baby signs’ allows your baby to express their needs and thoughts long before they can talk, cutting out the guesswork for you. Babies are thrilled when they’re understood, from just a few months old, building a very special bond with you and promoting vital early communication skills.
“Last year, I was thrilled to be awarded the nations ‘Top TinyTalk Teacher’ and so I am over the moon to once again be nominated in this category. I feel hugely rewarded by the incredible feedback from the people who attend my classes and, of course, by seeing the happy babies signing to make themselves understood, with my youngest baby signer so far being only four months old.”
Until May 15 parents can log onto any of the award winning on-line directories - www.whatson4littleones.co.uk, www.whatson4schoolkids.co.uk and www.whatson4kidsparties.co.uk to vote for their favourites from all of the nominees which have qualified. The winners will be announced at the live award ceremony on Friday June 20.