Our 2023 Sponsors

For sponsorship enquiries please contact the team:

George Hogg 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7501 6699
Email: george.hogg@markallengroup.com

Martin Watchorn
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3915 9457
Email: martin.watchorn@markallengroup.com

Headline Sponsor


Childcare.co.uk is the UK’s largest online childcare platform which helps connect parents seeking childcare with childcare providers such as nurseries, registered childminders, nannies and babysitters. Over 2.5 million people have used the platform to find childcare or childcare work since it launched over 10 years ago. It is completely free to advertise and search on the Childcare.co.uk platform. The optional gold membership service includes benefits worth over £5000 including access to over 400 online training courses, webinars and other resources.

To register for free click here or go to www.childcare.co.uk/register

Organisations supporting this year's awards:

Busy Bees Nurseries

Busy Bees is a leading, international provider of quality childcare and early years education, developing and caring for more than 75,000 children in 904 centres across the world. Busy Bees was established in 1983 and its ambition is to give children the best start in life. This meant offering nurturing care, stimulating environments, and lots of opportunities for play, interaction, and development, at a child's own pace and in their own space.

It became the UK and Ireland’s largest early years education provider 10 years ago. This provided a platform for Busy Bees to build its international presence and it now operates in 10 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia, with recent major acquisitions in New Zealand, Jersey, and Italy. 

Busy Bees maintains the highest standards in care and safety, and provides exceptional early years education that exceeds the statutory requirements in all the markets it operates in.  

 In the UK, this commitment to excellence includes the proprietary Unleashing Potential app, exclusively available for Busy Bees educators and parents, NHS-accredited menus, and 97% of its Busy Bees centres have received ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted or equivalent.

Click here to find out more about Busy Bees Nurseries

CC Nurseries

Established in 2016, CC Nurseries Group provides award-winning, quality childcare and nurturing environments to nearing 800 families across southern England and Scotland.

With dedicated teams, carefully designed settings, daily clubs and a revised curriculum for 2023, and an honest and open relationship with our parents and carers, we’re pleased to provide award-winning care and outstanding experiences to children aged 12 weeks to five years.

We have an excellent reputation within the communities we serve, and each of our settings maintains its unique character and personality; all while sharing the wider vision and values of the CC Nurseries family.

Click here to find out more about CC Nurseries 

Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network

The Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network was setup to campaign for a high-status early childhood graduate profession. We are a member organisation which provides a critical perspective and a forum for the advancement of appropriate early years policies, initiatives and legislation.

Click here to find out more about the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network

Eden Training Solutions

Eden Training Solutions began life as a training provider in 2008 based in Yorkshire and are now one of England’s leading Early Years training specialists, delivering bespoke apprenticeship training to employers across the Childcare sector.

In recent times, Eden Training Solutions were proudly named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies, and being categorised as an ‘extraordinary company to work for’.

Eden continues to develop new products and innovative training solutions for businesses and individuals. As an Early Years setting, your main priority is the children you look after and develop. To help them flourish, you need a confident and qualified team.

Our Vision is to help you to reach developing your knowledge and skills for a brighter future.

Click here to find out more about Eden Training Solutions

Family First Nurseries

Family First was established in 2019 with a clear ambition to become the number one quality childcare provider in the UK. Our ethos is all about putting families first, whether that be the children we care for, their parents, grandparents, carers, or our colleagues.

We strive to offer the best child-centred Early Years care and education in local communities. Family First began its journey with just 4 nurseries and has grown to 100 nurseries across the UK. Although we have grown, our commitment to providing quality childcare and team development remains the same.

Click here to find out more about Family First Nurseries


Hope is a brand dedicated to supporting people who nurture young minds, helping them pass on vital knowledge, build confidence and fuel children’s imaginations and enrich their futures. They are here to help you do the most important job on earth, by making sure everything they do for you runs smoothly. You supply the inspiration. They supply everything else. Hope is all you need.

Click here to find out more about Hope

Kids Inc

Kids Inc Nurseries are a group of sixteen nurseries based in and around the M25 area, with further sites at the development stage. As a group, our focus is very much on quality and standards, whilst embedding our ethos to nurture, educate and inspire both the children in our care and our employees. Through our award winning training department, we offer continued professional learning and development to our teams, apprenticeships for those starting their careers in early years and free training courses for other local providers. We are delighted to be a Nursery World sponsor in 2023, as we celebrate 20 years in early years!

Click here to find out more about Kids Inc

MCW Nursery Support Services

MCW Nursery Support Services (MCWNSS) are leading childcare health & safety and training providers, who help settings with all aspects of training, auditing and compliance.

MCWNSS team are industry specialists when it comes to nursery training and will help make your nursery a happy and safe place where staff, and children alike, can grow and prosper.

When opening a new nursery, or when you just require some help MCWNSS are the one stop shop you need for everything from first aid training for your employees to your Health & Safety policies updating. MCWNSS are there to help you keep your workplace safe, efficient and professional and make sure its meets all current safety legislation.  Giving you and the nursery the confidence to focus your energy on what you do best, caring for children and running a professional and profitable business.

Click here to find out more about MCW Nursery Support Services


Nasen is the National Association for Special Educational Needs – a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

We do this by providing free resources and support for all members, leading targeted programmes and projects to deliver widespread improvements, offering a structured programme of professional development, accredited training and conferences as well as a package of SEND services throughout the UK and internationally.

Click here to find out more about Nasen

Nursery Story

Nursery Story was founded in 2020 with the specific goal of delivering a cost-effective software solution for streamlining administrative tasks and enhancing better communication between nurseries and parents which is why we are proud to sponsor the Working with Parents category at the Nursery World Awards in 2023.

Our easy to use management software system allows practitioners to record multiple child observations in seconds and share them instantly with parents through live messaging and push notifications. Our aim is to offer an affordable and comprehensive intuitive software solution that can be customised to suit the individual needs of early years settings and childminders.

Click here to find out more about Nursery Story