Nursery Awards



Welcome to the NMT Nursery Awards

Here at NMT Magazine, we host two annual award ceremonies designed to discover, reward and celebrate the very best people in the nursery sector. The first is held in September and highlights the best in the Scottish Nursery sector in our Scottish NMT Nursery Awards, in their 7th year in 2020. The second are our largest awards held every year in November at the prestigious Hilton London Metropole for The National NMT Nursery Awards that recognise excellence across the whole of the UK, in their 18th year in 2020. Keep your eyes peeled for information and dates for entries opening in the new year!

We celebrate the best!

Our awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and provide a unique opportunity to participate in a spectacular evening celebrating your achievements. The awards are open to anyone working in the early years childcare and nursery sector and we have a wide range of categories to encompass the best achievements across the board. After entries close, the nominations are narrowed down to 4 or 5 finalists in each category by an independent panel of judges, our finalists are then invited to a judging day where they meet with a panel of 2 or 3 judges with diverse experience covering all of the categories for a 15 minute interview. Don’t panic, this is an informal day designed to allow finalists the chance to talk about the work they do in a little more detail and a chance for the judges to get to know the candidates a bit better, plus there’s a lovely buffet lunch and the chance to meet with colleagues during the day!

Gala Evening

Our Awards are rounded off with a spectacular Gala Evening with live entertainment and a celebrity host, starting with a glittering drinks reception on arrival, a sumptuous three course dinner and petit fours before the ceremony begins where the winners are finally announced and the celebrations begin! The celebrations head into the early hours once all the winners are announced, with DJ’s, dancing and usually a photo-booth too!

2020 Awards

  • To find out more about the 7th Scottish NMT Nursery Awards, click here
  • To find out more about the 18th National NMT Nursery Awards, click here

2019 Awards

  • To find out more about the 6th Scottish NMT Nursery Awards, click here
  • To find out more about the 17th National NMT Nursery Awards, click here

Get in touch!

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Events Team at or call 0207 720 2109  or 020 7104 2000

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Caroline Bowern at or call 0203 746 2617  or 020 7104 2000


Have a look below at the highlights of our previous awards!