National Nursery Awards 2017

       Deadline for entries 21st July 2017

We are proud to announce that the National NMT Nursery Awards are now open! Back for the 15th year the Awards recognise the very best in the early years and nursery sector, culminating in a glittering Gala Evening in November at the Hilton London Metropole on the 25th November 2017!

The NMT Nursery Awards is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector. See below for the 2017 categories!

 

We are delighted that once again The Consortium Early Years will be joining the awards as Main Sponsor.

“It is with great pleasure that we continue to support the National NMT Awards for the fifth consecutive year.

We know that every nursery strives to do their best to encourage innovation, enthusiasm and effort within their nursery to help the children in their care to flourish. The NMT Awards provide a fantastic platform to celebrate the nurseries who achieve this; that’s why we consider the NMT Awards to be so important and more relevant than ever.

As main sponsors, we continue to support and celebrate the independent nurseries and groups who help children flourish through strong leadership teams and dedicated staff members. It also helps us as a business to collaborate with groups to pursue new ways of thinking to drive our connected businesses forward.

We anticipate another great year ahead, culminating in the National NMT Awards in November.”

Chris Marston
The Consortium Early Years

 

 

NMT Nursery Awards 2017 Categories:

 

Nursery Training & Development Award

We are looking to acknowledge and reward exceptional commitment to training and developing staff. The Award could go to an outstanding business or nursery or individual who is making an exceptional contribution to enhancing training within the childcare sector.

To enter click here

 

Individual Nursery Award

 

Awarded to a nursery that is a single owned and run site (i.e. not part of a multiple group of owned nurseries) which has, in the view of the judges, created the very best environment to promote the highest levels of childcare, staff morale and business performance.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award

This Award will be won by the nursery which has created an environment that most inspires and excites children. The entry will show how the nursery actively involves children in their learning, as well as celebrating their achievements.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Room Leader Award

This Award will go a Nursery Room Leader who shows the leadership skills required to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children, excellent ability to support and develop other team members, an ability to observe, assess and track children’s learning and development, someone who has a high degree of integrity and empathy when dealing with children and is an excellent verbal and written communicator.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Team Award

This award will go to the nursery team that has developed and maintained an excellent standard of childcare showing exceptional group values and a commitment to working together for the common good.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Manager Award

The nursery sector depends on the very best managers for its current and future success. This award will be won by the manager who has shown outstanding caring and business skills and leadership in developing a thriving, high quality nursery which delivers a superb environment for children, staff and parents.

To enter click here

 


Nursery Business Development Award

This award will be given to an outstanding launch of a new nursery business since January 1st 2016 or to a nursery or nursery group which has expanded significantly since January 1st 2016.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Employer of the Year Award

This award is open to nursery providers with three or more settings and is designed to recognise and reward an outstanding employer who can demonstrate they provide an exceptional environment for their workforce. Employees will be fully involved in implementing the provider’s vision, strategy and culture based on core values of trust and integrity. Professional development, dedicated training initiatives, strong mentoring and comprehensive risk management all combine to offer staff an inspirational and inclusive environment in which they can flourish.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Operations/Regional Director Award

The winning Operations or Regional Director will have demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership across the settings they are responsible for, enhancing the reputation and success of the Group as a whole.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Group Award

This award is open to nursery groups with three or more UK settings and is designed to recognise a forward thinking group which has shown outstanding success in delivering high quality childcare, well-trained and motivated staff, inspirational values, focus across the group and financial success.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Chef / Cook Award

This award will be made to a Chef or Cook in a nursery setting, who shows exceptional ability in providing well-balanced, nutritious and delicious food, that takes into account individual needs of children, giving special attention to allergies, sensitivities, cultures and food hygiene. Applicants will be asked to supply a genuine 2 course menu at the ‘Cook Off’ as well as supplying an example of a weekly menu plan created within the last three months.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Product or Innovation

Awarded to the nursery supply company that has, in the view of the judges, brought to the nursery sector the most exciting and important product or innovation over the past two years.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Award

This award will be made to the nursery which has, in the view of the judges, created an outdoor ‘living classroom’ that inspires and excites children. Activities that promote physical well-being, creativity and first-hand learning experiences will be sought.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Apprentice Award

This Award will be given to a Nursery Apprentice, enrolled on a recognised apprenticeship scheme, who delivers the very best standard of childcare every day. The judges will be looking for an individual who excels in their personal and team roles, and exhibits enthusiasm, professionalism, confidence and a shining commitment to their on-going career development.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Nurse/Childcare Worker Award

This Award recognises the outstanding childcare provided by a Nursery Nurse/Childcare Practitioner. The childcare will include warmth, equality, responsibility, safety, fairness and being supportive in all relationships involving the children, parents and organisation.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Recruitment Initiative Award

Recruiting and retaining outstanding staff is one of the biggest challenges facing nurseries today. This Award is designed to recognise the individual or organisation which has developed a highly successful initiative which can be shown to have improved their recruitment and/or retention.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Personality of Year Award

We’re looking for the person whose great personality and energy has made a real difference in their own setting in ways which are truly inspiring and memorable. This person will actively promote excellent care for their children, peace of mind for parents and a happy working environment.

To enter click here

 

Nursery Lifetime Achievement Award

This Award recognises the person who has dedicated a significant portion of his or her life to creating an outstanding service for children in their early years, and who has provided leadership and inspiration to others. Nominations from parents will be accepted by the judges.

To enter click here

 

Contact

Any questions or queries?

To enter our awards by post, please click here to download the PDF entry form.

Download our FAQs pack by clicking the image below or get in touch with Nicola on the Events Team at nicola@hawkerpublications.com or call 0207 720 2108

Judging Day

The National NMT Nursery Awards judging day will take place on 9th October at the Hilton London Metropole. All finalists are required to attend the day. To find out a little more about what happens on the judging day, please see the ‘Judging Day’ section of our FAQS or have a look at our previous years’ video here

The Chef judging will take place on 11th October.

Table Bookings

To book a place or a table at the NMT Nursery Awards, please download the Table Booking Form here

Sponsorship

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern:

Caroline@hawkerpublications.com / 020 7720 2108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below for information on the 2016 awards….


Held on 26th November 2016 at the Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road

Main Sponsor: The Consortium Early Years

 

 

 

Winners of the NMT Nursery Awards 2016 were presented with their trophies by Professor Robert Winston at a high profile Gala Night held on Saturday 26th November at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel, attended by over 600 guests.

The NMT Nursery Awards is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector. There were 17 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category, judged by panels of two independent judges.

National NMT Nursery Award Winners 2016!

 

We would like to thank everyone who has entered the NMT Nursery Awards 2016. The standard of nominations this year has been truly exceptional.

Nursery Training & Development Award 2016

Shelley Briggs & Melissa Knowles, Sunbeams Day Nursery

Individual Nursery Award 2016

Suzanne Scott, Sandfield Natural Play Centre

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award 2016

Lisa Beckwith & Tara Berry, Pendle Nursery

Nursery Team Award 2016

Sam Cooper & Rebecca Barnes, Wellingtons for Langley Hall

Nursery Manager Award 2016

Lisa Weston, The Old School House Nursery

Nursery Operations / Regional Manager Award 2016

Sally Mayer, The Co-operative Childcare

Nursery Group of the Year Award 2016

Clare Roberts & Lucy Kaczmarska, Kids Planet Day Nurseries

Nursery Chef / Cook Award 2016

Fazila Singh, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery

Green Nursery Award 2016

Vanessa Warn & Rebecca Casserly, Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery

Nursery Website of the Year Award 2016

Hayley Creasey & June O’Sullivan, London Early Years Foundation

Nursery Product / Innovation Award 2016

Nicky Edwards & Fred Edwards, T4 Classroom Hammering and Drilling Set, T4Kids

Nursery Outdoor learning Environment Award 2016

Christina Walters & Victoria Fryatt, Hardengreen, Happy Days Nursery and School Club

Nursery Apprentice Award 2016

Ellie Lloyd, Storkway Neighbourhood Nursery, Pre-school Learning Alliance Childcare Service

Nursery Nurse / Childcare Worker Award 2016

Louise Lynch, Wellingtons for Langley Hall

Best Nursery Recruitment Initiative Award 2016

Beverley Capewell & Gemma Allardyce, The Co-operative Childcare

Nursery Personality Award 2016

Vanessa Warn, Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery

Nursery Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

Thalia Fryatt, Happy Days Nurseries

National NMT Nursery Finalists 2016

We would like to thank everyone who has entered the NMT Nursery Awards 2016. The standard of nominations this year has been truly exceptional.

Nursery Training & Development Award

  • Sian Nisbett, Dizzy Ducks Day Nurseries
  • Shelley Briggs & Melissa Knowles, Sunbeams Day Nursery
  • Lisa Weston & Linda Baston-Pitt, The Old School House
  • Lorraine Brown & Kathryn Belmore, A Step Ahead Ltd
  • Beverley Capewell & Babita Saroy, The Co-operative Childcare

Individual Nursery Award

  • Helen Bannister & Paula Cooper, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
  • Suzanne Scott, Sandfield Natural Play Centre
  • Angela Hynes & Fiona Hakin, Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre
  • Sarah Troup, Little Treasures Nursery
  • Cheryl Knight, The Mulberry Bush Montessori Nursery Ltd

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award

  • Phil Weston & Tracy Matthews, Honeytree Day Nursery
  • Toni Fountain & Rachael Roseman, Toad Hall Day Nursery
  • Audrey Stewart & Chris Roblett, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries
  • Stacey Child & Miriam Vodrazkova, Woodlands Day Nursery, Elmscot
  • Lisa Beckwith & Tara Berry, Pendle Nursery

Nursery Team Award

  • Sam Cooper & Rebecca Barnes, Wellingtons for Langley Hall
  • Helen Bannister & Paula Cooper, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
  • Chris Townson & Jackie Townson, Toybox Great Denham
  • Kellie Seaton & Katie Milner, Field House, Childbase
  • Laura Alderton & Donna Cronin, Hickory House, Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-schools

Nursery Manager Award

  • Tracey Brett, Willows Day Nursery, Childbase
  • Lyndsey Tanner, Snapdragons Nursery
  • Lisa Weston, The Old School House Nursery
  • Lisa Lee-McKenna, Bouncy Bear Childcare
  • Wendy Terry, Manor Farm Pre-School

Nursery Operations Manager / Regional Manager Award

  • Kristina Johnson, Mon Ami Children’s Nurseries
  • Sally Mayer, The Co-operative Childcare
  • Fiona Blackwell, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries
  • Rachael Lyons, Elmscot Group Limited
  • Jude Scott, Kids Planet

Nursery Group of the Year Award

  • Candice Hayes & Nicola Reed, Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools
  • Clare Roberts & Lucy Kaczmarska, Kids Planet Day Nurseries
  • Gemma Allardyce & Sian Edwards, The Co-operative Childcare
  • Jo Nice & Emma Price, Seymour House Day Nursery Schools
  • Stephanie Molnar & Rachael Lyons, Elmscot Group

Nursery Chef / Cook Award

  • Kay Needham, Twinkles White Rose
  • Michelle Ormesher, Just Childcare Ltd
  • Karen Shaw, Learning Curve Group
  • Fazila Singh, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery
  • Jamie Egia Matinez, Little Garden Day Nurseries

Green Nursery Award

  • Samantha Caddick & Lisa Lee- McKenna, Bouncy Bear Childcare
  • Vanessa Warn & Rebecca Casserly, Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery
  • Brian Doherty & Lorraine Kirkwood, Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central

Nursery Website of the Year Award

  • Angela Hynes & Fiona Hakin, Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre
  • Kirstie Stericker, Twinkles Nurseries
  • Matt Brocklehurst, Evolution Childcare
  • Hayley Creasey & June O’Sullivan, London Early Years Foundation
  • Samantha Britton, Mon Ami Children’s Nurseries

Nursery Product / Innovation Award

  • Catherine Lyon & Sarah Duffield, Engage Parents in Learning, spark
  • Lizzy Jones & James Huntington, LearningBook, LearningBook Ltd
  • James Maddocks, Magnetic Radiator Covers, Radwraps
  • Francesca Reason, Playscapes Nursery Furniture, Millhouse Manufacturing & Design
  • Nicky Edwards & Fred Edwards, T4 Classroom Hammering and Drilling Set, T4 Kids

Nursery Outdoor learning Environment Award

  • Chris Townson & Jackie Townson, Toybox Great Denham
  • Tim Graham & Mary Llewellin, Snapdragons Nurseries Ltd
  • Toni Fountain & Rachael Roseman, Toad Hall Day Nursery Ltd
  • Sarah McGill & Melanie Pease, Mongewell Park Day Nursery, Bright Horizons
  • Christina Walters & Victoria Fryatt, Hardengreen, Happy Days Nursery and School Club

Best Nursery Recruitment Initiative Award

  • James Morris & Kayleigh Rennix, Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-schools
  • Chris Townson & Jackie Townson, Toybox Great Denham
  • Beverley Capewell & Gemma Allardyce, The Co-operative Childcare

Nursery Nurse / Childcare Worker Award

  • Tom Richardson, Naturally Learning Ltd
  • Louise Lynch, Wellingtons for Langley Hall
  • Philip Beavis, Cherry Trees Nursery, Childbase
  • Sam Everton, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
  • Kate Lancaster, Kiddi Caru Day Nursery

Nursery Apprentice Award

  • Charlotte Imlack, Bright Horizons
  • Alice Clarke, The Old Station Nursery
  • Ellie Lloyd, Storkway Neighbourhood Nursery, Pre-school Learning Alliance Childcare Service
  • Ryan Daly, Naturally Learning Ltd
  • Ellie Finch, Each Peach Childcare

Nursery Personality Award

  • Michelle Lobb, Little Garden Day Nurseries
  • Becky Whyle, Cherubs Nurseries
  • Joelle Bergin, Each Peach Childcare
  • Emma Horton, Fennies
  • Vanessa Warn, Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery

Nursery Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Antonia Ogden Meade, A Step Ahead Ltd
  • Ginny Taylor, Wind in the Willows Childcare Ltd
  • Jackie Cambridge, Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-schools
  • Thalia Fryatt, Happy Days Nurseries
  • Rebecca Oberg, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum & Eureka! Nursery