A Wirral nursery and pre-school has won a top industry award.
Jack & Jill Day Nursery is one of the top 20 small nursery groups in the UK.
The company won the award at the National Nursery Recognition Awards where they were also recognised for their staff development.
The nursery group, which was founded in 1998, has five locations in Wirral including Brimstage Village, Oxton, Seacombe, Rock Ferry and Upton Road. Children are cared for by fully-qualified nursery nurses.
Jack & Jill is also rated as an Outstanding Provider by Ofsted.
Manager Jo Williams said: "We are so proud that we have been recognised for our commitment to ensuring our children are cared for by qualified, quality professionals.
"The Best Staff Development Award is already having an impact as applicants are recognising us as an employer who values their staff.
"Winning this prestigious National Award has also further reinforced our excellent reputation within the industry."
Around 19 nurseries received awards at a ceremony held in Leicester earlier this month.
Lais Cattassini, spokesperson for the awards, said: "Jack and Jill Day Nursery and Pre-School has a strong commitment to staff development, making sure everyone working at the nursery is an expert in childcare.
"This is the sort of hard work we celebrated at the National Nursery Recognition Awards."