Welcome to the Nursery World Awards 2014

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Nursery World Awards 2014 

Table bookings are out now! All finalists are cordially invited to join us on the 27th of September for the Awards ceremony and to find out this year's winners. Click here to book.

The Nursery World Awards 2014 are now under way and seeking entries from the most inspiring individuals, organisations, initiatives and resources in the early years sector.

The Awards are open to everyone in early years education and childcare, shining a light on best practice and helping to raise the profile of the sector. Through all the challenges that face them, dedicated professionals continue to improve their skills and qualifications and do a fantastic job for young children. This is your chance to be recognised and celebrated.

Last year's awards were the biggest and best yet, culminating in a fantastic evening at London's Grand Connaught Rooms, and we are looking forward to an even more successful event this year.

Could you emulate the achievements of Red Hen Day Nursery, our Nursery of the Year, Nursery Chain of the Year Bertram, or Tootsies, which took the Nursery Food Award for the second time?

This year, we have introduced a topical new category, Provision for Two-Year-Olds, especially for those settings offering funded places for that age group under the Government's programme. And there’s a category to suit everyone – whether it’s Enabling Environments, Working with Parents, Trainer of the Year, Childminder of the Year, Staff Resources, School Early Years Team or Inclusive Practice.

We are delighted to this year being teaming up with our Charity Partner, the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity, who will join us at the Awards ceremony with prizes to be won, including a piece of Community Playthings equipment. More information on this will be available at the ceremony.

Take a look around our website, where you can find out all about our awards, the categories and how to enter.


Good luck!


Liz Roberts


Editor, Nursery World