Entries are now open for the National Nursery Recognition Awards. The best nurseries in the country will be recognised for their hard work in 17 different categories, celebrating business owners, staff members and volunteers.
Parents and community members can nominate their local nurseries on our website. Nurseries must register at the website and fill in a brief application form to be eligible for the award.
All the applications will be assessed by a panel of independent judges, who will select 5 finalists in each category. Once the finalists have been announced, parents, staff members and community members will be able to vote on the nurseries they think are the best in business.
There are 17 awards up for grabs: Nursery of the year; Best independent nursery; Nursery Group Recognition; Best Staff; Best Staff Development; Newcomer of the year; Best planned activities; Best Indoor learning environment; Best Outdoor learning environment; Best team leaders; Nursery Food Recognition; Best director; Personality of the year; Special Aid Recognition; Innovation Recognition; Best Website; Communication with parents recognition.
Entries close on September 7th and the finalists will be announced on November 15th. The National Nursery Recognition Awards will take place at the Athena, in Leicester, on January 26th.;