Entries now open for the Nursery World Awards 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Nursery World Awards 2021 wants to hear about the great work that is transforming the lives of young children across the UK. Start your entry today.

There are 25 categories open to organisations, teams and individuals for this year’s Awards. The Awards are free to enter, and are a great chance to have your achievements recognised and celebrated nationally! The closing date for entries is 1 June.

Last year's winners included Nursery of the Year Honey Pot Day Nursery Garston, Nursery Group of the Year Little Barn Owls Farm and Forest School, Childminder of the Year Vicki Chenery, Eco-Friendly Early Years Award winner Enya's Childcare and Team Development Award winner LEYF.


  • Nursery of the Year
  • Pre-School of the Year  
  • Early Years in School Award  
  • Nursery Group of the Year  
  • Childminding Business of the Year
  • Nursery Manager of the Year
  • Nursery Operations / Regional Manager of the Year
  • Covid-19 Hero Award
  • Nursery Practitioner of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Trainer of the Year
  • Childminder of the Year
  • Eco-Friendly Early Years Award
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Working with Parents Award
  • Inclusive Practice Award
  • Team Development Award
  • Nursery Food Award
  • Enabling Environments Award 
  • Online and Social Media Award
  • Community Support Award
  • Health and Well-Being Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Working with Babies and Toddlers Award
  • Nanny of the Year

Nursery Food Award winner 2020 Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery says, 'We feel so proud to have been recognised nationally by the Nursery World Awards. The sense of pride and achievement for the whole team was amazing.'

To enter and for further information, visit:

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