Training Organisation Candidate of the Year

Presented by Ian McCulloch, Chair, Scottish Training Federation

Catherine Schlag, Step-Up, with award
Catherine Schlag, Step-Up, Castle Douglas

Catherine is the manager of a daycare nursery in Castle Douglas. She is currently mid-way through a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Childhood Practice at SCQF level 9 with Step-Up training.

As part of the PDA, Catherine has explored the benefits of inter-generational working, and with this is mind, she contacted a local elderly care home proposing that the nursery children establish a weekly visit. The visits have proved a huge success, with both age groups benefitting and creating some unique bonds. Both parties have been nominated for the 'We Dare Awards 2019' for Community Integrated Care, and were thrilled to be picked as finalists.


Daley Cross, Care Now Training and Learning LLP, with award
Highly Commended, Daley Cross (l), Care Now Training and Learning LLP, Oxford



Donna Graham, JB Management (Scotland) Ltd, with award
Highly Commended, Donna Graham, JB Management (Scotland) Ltd, Ayr