Nursery World Awards 2020: entry deadline extended to 11 September

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The search is on for the top early years organisations, people, initiatives and services for the Nursery World Awards 2020, with the entry deadline now 11 September to take account of the coronavirus outbreak.

Health & Well-Being winner George Perkins Day Nursery
Health & Well-Being winner George Perkins Day Nursery

The Nursery World Awards 2020, the leading accolades for the early years sector, are open, and it’s time to start working on your entries, with worthy settings and practitioners deserving of recognition even more than usual in the current challenging circumstances.

Last year's awards attracted a wealth of fantastic entries, judged 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 Spring Bensham, Nursery Group Kids Allowed, Health & Well-Being Award winner George Perkins Day Nursery and Lifetime Achievement winner Helen Moylett.

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 2020 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



  • 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
  • Nanny of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Lifetime Achievement



  • Health and Well-Being
  • Working with Parents
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Team Development
  • Eco-Friendly Early Years Award [NEW]
  • Nursery Food
  • Enabling Environments
  • Online and Social Media
  • Community Support

For more information, and to enter the awards, go to

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