National Nursery Awards 2020

Winners announced!

The virtual awards presentation and immersive experience was sponsored by Hope Education. Their managing director, Chris Mahady, welcomed the guests and recognised the challenging year that the sector has faced, and commended everyone for their incredible work.

Attendees chatted with friends and colleagues at the virtual bars before joining the main stage for the presentation of the Awards, where some of the winners were interviewed by Briony Richter, editor of NMT.

The evening closed with further networking in the virtual bars, with the winners being celebrated in a virtual fashion.

 

To view the Awards Programme: please click here

 

Huge congratulations to all of our incredible 2020 Winners!

 

Nursery Training and Development Award 2020

Early Start Nutrition, Early Start Group

 


Individual Nursery Award 2020

Little Acorns Nursery

 


Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award 2020

Fennies Christchurch Road, Fennies Day Nurseries

 


 Nursery Room Leader Award 2020

Petronela Atomei, Fennies @ Hook RoadFennies Day Nurseries

 


 Nursery Team Award 2020

Kiddi Caru Day Nursery – Abington Park, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

 


Community Nursery of the Year Award 2020

Kidzrus Media City, Kidzrus Private Day Nursery

 


Nursery Manager Award 2020

Gerry Garvey, Muddy Boots and Little Oaks at Muddy BootsMuddy Boots Nursery

 


 Nursery Business Development Award 2020

Little Folks Day Nursery & Out of School Clubs, Mishi Nurseries

 


 Nursery Operations / Area Manager Award 2020

Carly Wray, Seahorse Nursery

 


 Nursery Chef Award 2020

Joao Mendonca , Advantage Day Nursery

 


Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Award 2020

Bardykes Farm Nursery School

 


 Nursery Childcare Practitioner Award 2020

Lucy Fitzgibbon, The Old Station Nursery FaringdonThe Old Station Nursery

 


Forest or Beach School/Kindergarten Award 2020

The Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery

 


Nursery Personality of the Year Award 2020

Harry Barnes, Kindred MayflowerKindred Nurseries

 


 Nursery Group (Under 10 settings) Award 2020

Kidzrus Private Day Nursery

 


Nursery Group (Over 10 settings) Award 2020

Fennies Day Nurseries

 


Huge congratulations to all of our incredible 2020 Finalists!

 

Nursery Training and Development Award 2020

  • Early Start Nutrition, Early Start Group
  • Learning and Development Team, London Early Years Foundation
  • EY smart, The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
  • PurpleBee Learning

Individual Nursery Award 2020

  • Blossom Tree Montessori, Blossom Educational
  • Honey’s Nest Pre-School & Nursery
  • Hydra Tots Private Day Nursery
  • Little Acorns Nursery

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award 2020

  • Dunky’s Day Nursery Runcorn, Dunky’s Day Nursery
  • Fennies Christchurch Road, Fennies Day Nurseries
  • St Ives Nursery, ICP Nurseries
  • Naturally Learning Treyew Road, Naturally Learning
  • Happy Journeys Day Nursery, SJV Group

 Nursery Room Leader Award 2020

  • Jessica Angell, Kindred Odstock, Kindred Nurseries
  • Petronela Atomei, Fennies @ Hook Road, Fennies Day Nurseries
  • Catia Moniz, Seahorse Nursery Wimbledon Park, Seahorse Nursery
  • Jane Muffett, Kiddi Caru Peterborough, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group
  • Heather Robertshaw, Spring Bensham, Spring by Action for Children

 Nursery Team Award 2020

  • Acorn Day Nursery, Kents Hill, Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Dunky’s Runcorn, Dunky’s Day Nursery
  • Kiddi Caru Day Nursery – Abington Park, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group
  • Noah’s Ark Nursery & Pre-School, London Early Years Foundation
  • Spring Bensham, Spring by Action for Children

Community Nursery of the Year Award 2020

  • Cherubs Edwinstowe, Cherubs Nurseries
  • Kidzrus Media City, Kidzrus Private Day Nursery
  • Little Einstein’s Day Care
  • Mark’s Gate Nursery and Preschool, London Early Years Foundation
  • Rosedene Northallerton, Rosedene Nurseries

Nursery Manager Award 2020

  • Carolyne Daly, Naturally Learning Lemon Street, Naturally Learning
  • Joanna Davis-Bate, Dunky’s Day Nursery Runcorn, Dunky’s Day Nursery
  • Gerry Garvey, Muddy Boots and Little Oaks at Muddy Boots, Muddy Boots Nursery
  • Elena Martuccio, Acorn at Kent Hill, Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Razia Nurmohamed, Blossom Tree Montessori, Blossom Educational

 Nursery Business Development Award 2020

  • Child’s Play Private Nursery
  • Little Folks Day Nursery & Out of School Clubs, Mishi Nurseries
  • N Family Club
  • Seahorse Nursery Wimbledon Park, Seahorse Nursery

 Nursery Operations / Area Manager Award 2020

  • Emma Jones, The Village Nursery Group
  • Gemma Lester, Inspire Montessori Group
  • Clare Porter, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries
  • Sharon Thompson, Spring by Action for Children
  • Carly Wray, Seahorse Nursery

 Nursery Chef Award 2020

  • Kate Draycott, Rosedene Guisborough, Rosedene Nurseries
  • Kate Harris, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries – Chalfont St Peter, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries
  • Joao Mendonca , Advantage Day Nursery
  • Djelloul Mokeddes, Happy Journeys Day Nursery, SJV Group
  • Wendy Pulizzi, Townhouse Nursery – Audley Road, The Village Nursery Group

Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Award 2020

  • Alfresco Childcare and Forest Preschool, Alfresco Childcare
  • Bardykes Farm Nursery School
  • Bumbles Nursery Orrell Park, Bumbles Nursery
  • Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery, Elmscot Group
  • Tynemouth Nursey at Billy Mill, Tynemouth Nursery Group

 Nursery Childcare Practitioner Award 2020

  • Leann Banks, Poppies Day Nursery, Elmscot Group
  • Lucy Fitzgibbon, The Old Station Nursery Faringdon, The Old Station Nursery
  • Molly Graham, Kiddi Caru Leighton Buzzard, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group
  • Sam Pearson, Seahorse Nursery Southfields, Seahorse Nursery
  • Nancy Walker, Academy Gardens, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries

Forest or Beach School/Kindergarten Award 2020

  • Friends Forest Nursery, Shere, ICP Nurseries
  • Arnhall Day Nursery, Pear Tree Nurseries
  • Spring Wittering, Spring by Action for Children
  • The Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery

Nursery Personality of the Year Award 2020

  • Harry Barnes, Kindred Mayflower, Kindred Nurseries
  • Anna Gent, Snapdragons Nursery
  • Monique Migallos, Northolt, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries
  • Sue Morgan, The Old Station Nursery Innsworth, The Old Station Nursery
  • Tammi Ryley, Little Einstein’s Day Care

 Nursery Group (Under 10 settings) Award 2020

  • Kidzrus Private Day Nursery
  • Learning Curve Nursery Group
  • Mulberry Bush Nursery Group
  • N Family Club
  • The Village Nursery Group

Nursery Group (Over 10 settings) Award 2020

  • Fennies Day Nurseries
  • London Early Years Foundation
  • Rosedene Nurseries
  • Spring by Action for Children

Important Dates

Awards ceremony: 26th November 2020

 

 

Thank you to our Main Sponsor, Hope Education!

We are thrilled to offer our support to the National NMT Nursery Awards 2020 as the main sponsor.

We understand how much effort it takes for nursery practitioners, leaders, managers and owners to achieve success within their settings, each and every day. The level of enthusiasm which goes into building and maintaining innovative, creative spaces for children to thrive in, is highly recognised by us. That’s why we believe The National NMT Nursery Awards provide a fantastic and relevant platform to celebrate all of the nurseries doing this.

As main sponsors, we don’t only give our full support to The National NMT Nursery Awards, but to the dedicated staff at each and every nursery setting around the UK, who do their very best to support the growth and development of the children in their care. We also hope that our collaboration with NMT will allow us to learn and grow as a business, with our customers remaining at the forefront of our minds.

We anticipate a fantastic year working closely with NMT and look forward to celebrating successes in November at the awards.

Chris Mahady – Managing Director

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 WINNERS!

After an amazing gala evening on the 30th November 2019, we are delighted to announce our winners for 2019!

Scroll down to view photos and videos from the Gala Evening!

Nursery Training & Development Award

Bright Horizons Professional Development TeamBright Horizons Family Solutions

Individual Nursery Award

Your Nursery Ltd

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award

Kids Planet Wallasey, Kids Planet Day Nurseries

Nursery Room Leader Award

Jess Clayton, The Old Station Nursery Innsworth, The Old Station Nursery Ltd

Nursery Team Award

Worcester Early Years Centre

Nursery Product Award 

Outlast Mud KitchenCommunity Playthings

Nursery Manager Award

Alex Jones, Kindred BournemouthKindred Education Ltd

Nursery Business Development Award

Sarah Mackenzie & Rik McShane, N Family Club

Nursery Operations/Area Manager Award 

Lisa Jelf, Tiny Toez

Nursery Chef Award

Lorraine Farman, Spring MilecrossSpring by Action For Children

Nursery Staff / Management Resource Award

Adventures with AliceExperiental Play Ltd

Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Award

Auchlone Nature KindergartenMindstretchers Ltd

Nursery Sustainable Pioneer Award 

Lorraine Kirkwood & Brian Doherty, Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central

Nursery Apprentice Award

Georgina Wright, Kiddi Caru CaldecotteKiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

Nursery Nurse/Childcare Worker Award

Julie Day, Naturally Learning CharlestownNaturally Learning

Forest or Beach School / Kindergarten Award

Naturally Learning Charlestown, Naturally Learning

Nursery Personality of the Year Award

Julia Wolfe, Seahorse Nursery

Nursery Group Award

Kids Planet Day Nurseries

 

Congratulations to our Winners!

17th National NMT Nursery Awards 2019 - Official Winners' Album

Have a look at our glittering gala awards evening!

17th National NMT Nursery Awards 2019 - Gala Evening

What happened at Judging Day?
https://vimeo.com/377592464

Check out our Chef Judging Day 2019!
https://vimeo.com/377595063

Thank you to our Main Sponsor, Consortium!

I would like to start by thanking you all for making this years’ NMT Nursery Awards a truly remarkable evening. It was a pleasure to have so many inspirational individuals and amazing teams in one room, who like us, are dedicated to providing a better future for children. It was terrific to meet so many of you on the night where your wonderful work is recognised and rewarded.
Best wishes
Monique Louis, Managing Director, RM Educational Resources

 

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Many thanks to our Drinks’ Reception Sponsor, Funding Loop and our returning Charity Sponsor, Redwoods Dowling Kerr!

 

Thank you to our wonderful host, Greg Rutherford, MBE 

Greg Rutherford, MBE is a retired British track and field athlete who specialised in long jump winning gold in 2012 and is now the Team GB ambassador and will be presenting for Eurosport at next year’s Olympics in Japan.  He is currently Celebrity MasterChef champion for 2019, and almost completed the channel swim this Summer for StandUpto Cancer but it was called off due to storms in the last 5 miles.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 FINALISTS!

The 17th National NMT Nursery Awards returned once again for the celebration of the year on the 30th November 2019 at the Hilton London Metropole, rewarding excellence in the early years and nursery sector.
Thank you to all those who submitted entries this year. The standard was incredibly high, and it was wonderful to meet our finalists and judges at Judging Day! We hope to see some of you again in 2020, keep your eyes peeled for more information on entries opening.

Nursery Training & Development Award

  • Gemma Pawson & Jamie Atkins, Bright Horizons Professional Development Team, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Julia Mason & Kate Bickley, Children 1st Day Nurseries
  • Jane Middlebrook, Kaleidoscope Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Clare Roberts & Gill Mason, Kids Planet Training Academy, Kids Planet
  • Shelley Briggs & Rebecca Crowther, Sunbeams Ltd

Individual Nursery Award

  • Alexandra Thornton & Simon Pollard, 22 Street Lane Nursery
  • Janet Ward & Jenny Briggs, Holmsdale Manor Nursery
  • Joan Jobe & Nadine McCarthy, Kings Park Nursery
  • Dawn Hunt & Georgia Gallanagh-Edwards, Perryfields Day Nursery
  • Ann-Marie Ellison & Stephanie Brammer, Your Nursery Ltd

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award

  • Julia Mason & Amy Delaney, Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road), Children 1st Day Nurseries
  • Jane Molyneux & Jennifer Little, Kids Planet Wallasey, Kids Planet Day Nurseries
  • Sofia Palma Carlos & Jyotsna Dullu Mattu, The Kentish Town Day Nursery and Preschool, Little Garden Day Nurseries
  • Shelley Briggs & Rebecca Crowther, Sunbeams Day Nursery, Sunbeams Ltd
  • Natalie Bosher & Sadia Azam, Langley Nursery, Toad Hall Nursery Group

Nursery Room Leader Award

  • Sofina Choudhury, Hale Day Nursery, Elmscot Group
  • Jess Clayton, The Old Station Nursery, Innsworth, The Old Station Nursery Ltd
  • Sophie Johnson, Kiddi Caru Peterborough, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group
  • Rachel Shevill, Zone4kids at Whitley Lodge, Tynemouth Nursery Group
  • Naomi Wilkinson, Holmsdale Manor Nursery

Nursery Team Award

  • Jenni McDougall & Hannah Sherlock, Bright Horizons Sale, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Sian Edwards & Mollie Wain, Cooperative Childcare Burton, Cooperative Childcare
  • Shelley Briggs & Rebecca Crowther, Sunbeams Thorpe Park, Sunbeams Ltd
  • Natalie Bosher & Jack Shiel, Langley Nursery, Toad Hall Nursery Group
  • Sarah Beazley & Julie Margetts, Worcester Early Years Centre

Nursery Product Award 

  • Fred Mow & Stanley Potts, Outlast Mud Kitchen, Community Playthings
  • Scarlett Ryan & Heva Simpson, Chatter Clouds, Hope Education
  • Scarlett Ryan & Heva Simpson, Travelling Tales, Hope Education
  • Graham Smith, Millhouse Outdoors, Millhouse

Nursery Manager Award

  • Jenny Briggs, Holmsdale Manor Nursery
  • Alex Jones, Kindred Bournemouth, Kindred Education Ltd
  • Tom Richardson, Naturally Learning Charlestown, Naturally Learning Ltd
  • Jayne Turnbull, Zone 4 Kids at Whitley Lodge, Tynemouth Nursery Group
  • Carly Wray, Seahorse Nursery

Nursery Business Development Award

  • Laura Leigh Davies & Gareth Davies, Child’s Play Private Nursery
  • Anita Patel Sahota, Kangaroo Pouch Ltd
  • Sarah Mackenzie & Rik McShane, N Family Club
  • Elsie Richardson & Mandy Richardson, Tribe, Naturally Learning Ltd
  • John Proctor & Hilary Campbell-Smith, South Hills Nurseries Ltd

Nursery Operations/Area Manager Award 

  • Michelle Gascoigne, Tynemouth Nursery, Tynemouth Nursery Group
  • Lisa Jelf, Tiny Toez
  • Rachael Lyons, Elmscot Group
  • Folake Omole, WMB Hillcity Day Nursery, WMB Childcare Ltd
  • Sam Othen, Nuffy Bear, Nuffield Health

Nursery Chef Award

  • Kate Draycott, Rosedene Hemlington, Rosedene Nurseries
  • Lorraine Farman, Spring Milecross, Spring by Action For Children
  • Kate Harris, Chalfont St Peter, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries
  • Tris Strover, Tootsies Private Day Nursery, Tootsies Nursery
  • Hayley Woolfson, Archfield House Nursery School

Nursery Staff / Management Resource Award

  • Carol Scott & Marie Richardson, Adventures with Alice, Experiental Play Ltd
  • Ash Pajpani & Rebecca Reeve, Blossom, Blossom Educational
  • Katrina McEvoy, Early Years Clip Library, Siren Films
  • Martin Misiowiec & Matt Arnerich, Famly, Famly
  • Helen Evans & Khayam Ezzat, Funding Loop, Funding Loop

Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Award

  • Vicki Wall & Laura Owen, The Elms Day Nursery, University of Birmingham Nurseries
  • Stephanie Green, Elmscot Woodlands Day Nursery, Elmscot Group
  • Taiya Pugh & Annie Tierney, Kindred Les Enfants, Kindred Nurseries
  • Claire Warden & Mona Morrow, Auchlone Nature Kindergarten, Mindstretchers Ltd
  • Hilary Campbell-Smith & Louise Wager, South Hills School, South Hills Nurseries Ltd

Nursery Sustainable Pioneer Award 

  • Nicole Taylor & Ayeshea Graham, Each Peach Childcare & Forest School
  • Claire Warden & Mona Morrow, Auchlone Nature Kindergarten, Mindstretchers Ltd
  • Lorraine Kirkwood & Brian Doherty, Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central
  • Diane Wycherley & Barbara Chaitoff, Tops Havant, Tops Day Nurseries Ltd

Nursery Apprentice Award

  • Jake Baron, Shepherd Lodge Nursery, Learning Curve Nursery Group Ltd
  • Emma Cannon, Elmscot Chester Day Nursery, Elmscot Group
  • Jamie Gearing, Little Acorn’s Pre-School & Nursery, A Step Ahead
  • Rebecca Wilcock, Billinge, Kids Planet Day Nurseries
  • Georgina Wright, Kiddi Caru Caldecotte, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

Nursery Nurse/Childcare Worker Award

  • Bridget Brown, Pebbles Childcare
  • Julie Day, Naturally Learning Charlestown, Naturally Learning
  • Leah Jones, Daisy Chain Walton, Daisy Chain Day Nursery
  • Shelley Murphy, Kiddi Caru Caldecotte, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

Forest or Beach School / Kindergarten Award

  • Jane Gordon & Mel Pease, Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Sheena Wood & Stavrina Petros-Koumi, Friends Forest Nursery, ICP Nurseries
  • Leanna Barrett & Charlie Haak, Little Forest Folk Barnes, Little Forest Folk
  • Claire Warden & Mona Morrow, Auchlone Nature Kindergarten, Mindstretchers Ltd
  • Tom Richardson & Julie Day, Naturally Learning Charlestown, Naturally Learning

Nursery Personality of the Year Award

  • Ty Burnett, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Eureka! Nursery
  • Maria Luque Carey, N Family Club London Fields, N Family Club
  • Ayeshea Graham, Each Peach Childcare
  • Karen Simpkin, Sunflower Children’s Centre
  • Julia Wolfe, Seahorse Nursery

Nursery Group Award

  • Susan Mills & Sarah Savage, Cherubs Nurseries
  • Gemma Allardyce & Babita Saroy, Co-op Childcare/Little Pioneers
  • Clare Roberts & Lucy Kaczmarska, Kids Planet Day Nurseries
  • Shelley Briggs & Rebecca Crowther, Sunbeams Ltd
  • Imelda Mihell & David Mihell, Tiddlywinks Day Nursery Ltd

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