Nursery World Awards 2018: deadline 25 May

Nursery World
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The deadline for the Nursery World Awards 2018 has been extended to Friday 25 May, so don't delay, finish your entries now!

The Nursery World Awards 2018 are the leading accolades for the early years sector.

Last year's awards attracted a wealth of fantastic entries, judges by an eminent panel of early years experts from across the sector. The ceremony at London’s Brewery was a fitting celebration of excellence, and this year’s promises to be even better.

Our roll of honour last year included Nursery of the Year Dandelion Education, Nursery Group Kids Allowed, Pre-School Nature to Nurture and Nursery Food winner The Mulberry Bush.

For 2018, there is a new category – Childminding Business of the Year, open to childminders working with other childminders and/or assistants, including those registered as ‘childcare on domestic premises.’

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 2018 are:


  • Nursery of the Year
  • Pre-School of the Year
  • Early Years in School Award
  • Nursery Group of the Year
  • Childminding Business of the Year (NEW)


  • Nursery Manager of the Year
  • Nursery Operations/Regional Manager of the Year
  • 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


  • Health and Well-Being
  • Working with Parents
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Team Development
  • Early Years Launch
  • Nursery Food
  • Enabling Environments
  • Online and Social Media
  • Community Support

Early Years and Staff Equipment

  • Birth to Fives
  • Staff Resources
  • Professional Books

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