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These are the Finalists of the National Nursery Recognition Awards

Here it is! Our list of champions!

We had over 1,000 entries for the first National Nursery Recognition Awards, which only made the job of selecting the finalists harder.

We believe the finalists on this list represent not only some of the best nurseries in the country, but also the work of their dedicated staff members.

We are looking forward to celebrating this great achievement with you at the awards ceremony on Saturday the 26th of January, 2019, at the majestic Athena, in the heart of the country, in Leicester. You can buy tickets here.

Congratulations to our amazing finalists!

The finalists are:

Nursery of the Year - North

  • Badgers Barn - Cheshire
  • Bolton Children's Opportunity Group - Lowndes St
  • Diamond Wood Community Academy - Ravensthorpe
  • Gigglers Day Nursery - Bolton
  • Kids Around the Clock - Manchester

Nursery of the Year - South

  • Caversham Nursery School - Reading
  • Chudleigh Knighton Pre-school - Newton Abbot
  • Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Harlow - London
  • The Olive Tree Nursery - Bridgwater
  • Whitton Day Nursery - Whitton

Nursery of the Year - Midlands

  • Anna-Ca-Soo Day Nursery - Peterborough
  • Busy Bees Coventry Allesley Green - Coventry
  • Smartie Pants Day Nursery - Mablethorpe
  • Treasures Neighbourhood Nursery - Staveley
  • Village Bears Day Nursery - Wallheath

There will be an overall Nursery of the Year winner!

Best Independent Nursery

  • Banbury School Day Nursery - Banbury
  • Circus Day Nursery - Cheltenham
  • Happy Children Nursery - Liverpool
  • Nurture Me Day Nursery - Lutterworth
  • Rocking Horse Nursery - Surrey
  • The Little Lane Nursery - Stamford
  • Wells House Kindergarten - Stoneclough

Nursery Group Recognition

  • Brightsparks Day Nursery
  • Caterpillas Under 5's
  • Evolution Childcare
  • Honey Pot Day Nurseries
  • Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries
  • KZAR Childcare Ltd
  • Tiny Toez

Best Staffs

  • Charley's Angels Day Nursery - Huddersfield
  • Milby Nursery & Kids Club - Nuneaton
  • New Bridge Nursery School - Reading
  • Poppies Day Nursery - Holmer Green
  • Tiny Toez @ Treehouse - Stoke-on-Trent
  • Tortoise Nursery - Shropshire
  • Whitton Day Nursery - Whitton

Best Staff Development

  • Eureka Nursery - Coventry
  • Jack and Jill Day Nursery and Pre-School - Wirral
  • Little Spring Wonders - Chelmsford
  • North Star Nursery - Swindon
  • Start Bright Nursery - Midlothian
  • The Cooperative Childcare - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Worth Valley Private Day Nursery LTD - Keighley

Newcomer of the Year

  • Bright Stars Private Day Nursery - Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Camberwell Grove Community Nursery - London
  • Kinderversity - Brenchley
  • Little Bambinos Nursery - Carmarthenshire
  • Little Treasures Nursery (Fife) Limited - Thornton in Fife
  • Pop Up Care Clubs - Leicester
  • The Owl in the Tree - Swindon

Best Planned Activities

  • Amber/Mica Kindergarten - Aberdeen
  • Archway Court Nursery - Newport
  • Bridgend College Day Nursery - Bridgend
  • First Steps Nursery - Portsmouth
  • Happy Little Angels - Croydon
  • Little Me Temple - Glasgow
  • Wee Ones Nursery - London

Best Indoor Learning Environment

  • Cherry Tree Nursery - Headington
  • Cheverell Old School Nursery - Devizes
  • Greenview Nursery - Kent
  • Home from Home Nursery - Carlisle
  • Stables Day Care - Kent
  • The Early Years Nursery - Kidlington
  • Topsie Rabbit Kindergarten - Gillingham

Best Outoor Learning Environment

  • Apple Blossom Day Nursery - Wimple
  • Brambles Preschool - Salisbury
  • Fennies Day Nursery and Preschool - Woking
  • Mini Explorers Crabtree - Northallerton
  • Old School House Day Nursery - Cheshire
  • Poppies Child Care - Distington
  • Red Squirrel Children's Nursery at Glendoick - Perth

Best Team Leaders

  • Bright Sparks Child Care - Castleford
  • Fairytales Day Nursery - Dudley
  • Golden Valley House day nursery - Nailsea
  • Little Buds Day Care Nursery - Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Stepping Stones Day Nursery - Chesterfield
  • Tiny Toez Tividale - Snadwell
  • Whiz Kids Day Nursery - Lynchwood

Nursery Food Recognition

  • Ambourne House Day Nursery - Patchway
  • Cygnets Day Nurseries - Bordon
  • Little Dolphins Day Nursery - Kent
  • Little Treasures Nursery - Warrington
  • Monkey Puzzle Weybridge - Weybridge
  • The Folly Nursery - Dalwood
  • Tiny Toez @ East Valley - Stoke-On-Trent

Best Director

  • Becks - Forest Friends Day Nursery (Coventry)
  • Bimal Kotecha - The Play Factory (Ilford)
  • Damian Gregory - Oaklands Day Nursery (Manchester)
  • Evelyn Davies - Oakdean Nursery (Wilmslow)
  • Fiona Crawford - Helter Skelter Nursery (Kent)
  • Helen Lloyd - Bluebells Day Nursery (Bebington)
  • Lynsey Hurst - Reach for the Stars Nursery (Biddulph)

Personality of the year

  • Annie Rosario - Queensberry Nursery (London)
  • Eleanor Hutton - Busi Bodies Day Nursery (Scunthorpe)
  • Leanne - Lynwood Day Nursery (Barrow-in-Furness)
  • Lisa Wyers - Oaklands Day Nursery (Manchester)
  • Lucy Clarke - Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries (Hampshire)
  • Stacey Lyon - Heron Day Nursery (Wigan)
  • Victoria Macey - Archway Court Nursery (Newport)

Special Aid Recognition

  • Abbey Fields Nursery - Nuneaton
  • Alexton Day Nursery - Leicester
  • Busy Bees Chelmsford Springfield - Chelmsford
  • Jarrow Day Nursery - Jarrow
  • Kiddy Planet Nursery - Leicester
  • New Beginnings Nursery - Worcestershire
  • Scallywags Childsplay Ltd - Hartlepool

Innovation Recognition

  • Keepers Cottage Day Nursery - Rutland
  • Kidz Kabin - Muswell Hill
  • Little Acorns Preeschool - Mawdesley
  • Little Leaders Preschool - Edgware
  • Little Treasures Nursery - Holbeach - Holbeach Spalding
  • St Claire's Childcare - Bournemouth
  • The Nest Nursery - Birmingham

Best Website

  • Anna-Ca-Soo Day Nursery - Peterborough
  • Bellissima Nurseries - Beckenham
  • Habla Bilingual Day Nursery - Wirral
  • Headstart Nursery - Chester
  • Laurels Day Nurseries - Cardiff (Wales)
  • Little Pioneers - The Cooperative Childcare - Warwick
  • Scribbles Preschool Bawdeswell - Dereham

Communication with Parents Recognition

  • Care 4 Kids - Backburn
  • Little Beans Garland - Poole
  • Little Einstein's day Care - Monmouth
  • The Little School Daycare Nursery - Middlesex
  • Tiggers @ Tetbury - Tetbury
  • Treasures Neighbourhood Nursery - Staveley
  • Twiglets Private Nursery School - Sutton Coldfield

The winners will be announced at the National Vet Award Dinner on Saturday, 3rd November 2018. The dinner will be held at the multi-award winning Athena in Leicester. Tickets for the event are on sale now, but hurry as demand is high!

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