Nursery World Awards: deadline extended to 27 May

Due to a large number of requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for the Nursery World Awards 2019 to 27 May to give you a little more time to get your entries in.

The deadline extension also applies to the Nursery World Equipment & Resources Awards, which build on our existing equipment and resources categories and incorporate the prestigious Practical Pre-School Awards.

We have also added a new category in the Nursery World Awards - Nanny of the Year, sponsored by BAPN - the Association for Nannies and Nannytax.

Last year's Nursery World 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 Greenfields Nursery School, Nursery Group Paint Pots, Childminding Business of the Year Pebbles Childcare, Nursery Food winner Incy Wincy’s and Lifetime Achievement winner Penny Tassoni.

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 2019 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
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Nanny of the Year


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

Go to to enter.

Nursery World Equipment & Resources Awards

Due to the established history of both the Nursery World Awards and Practical Pre-School Awards, the scrupulous and independent nature of the testing and scoring, and the wide range of coverage that we provide for all winning resources, this is the definitive awards scheme for companies who specialise in the early years, childcare and pre-school markets.

There are 12 categories to choose from, reflecting all things related to early years, pre-school and childcare:

  • Staff resources
  • Professional Books
  • Health and well-being
  • Furniture
  • Birth to threes
  • Creativity
  • Outdoor play
  • Digital technology
  • Prime areas
  • Understanding the world
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics

Enter today to be part of the 2019 awards and make the most of being recognised for the excellence of your products.

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