Now it's fingers crossed as the day approaches for our panel of expert judges to meet, debate and decide who will take the prizes this year.
Last year's awards were the biggest and best yet, culminating in a wonderful evening at London's Grand Connaught Rooms, and we are looking forward to an even more successful event this year.
Will 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 the free entitlement for that age group under the Government's programme, and there are some great entries in that category.
The Nursery World 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.
The categories for 2014 are:
- Nursery of the Year
- Pre-School of the Year
- School Early Years Team of the Year
- Nursery Chain of the Year
- Nursery Manager of the Year
- Nursery Operations/Regional Manager of the Year
- Early Years Professional/Early Years Teacher of the Year
- Nursery Practitioner of the Year
- Newcomer of the Year
- Trainer of the Year
- Childminder of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution
- Provision for Two-Year-Olds
- Working with Parents
- Inclusive Practice
- Team Development
- Business Development
- Nursery Food
- Enabling Environments
- Website of the Year
- Community Support
Early Years and Staff Equipment
- Three to fives
- Staff Resources
Go to www.nurseryworldawards.com for more information and to book tickets for the awards ceremony.
Or contact Kate Wayte firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7501 6343.