Full coverage of the Nursery World Awards 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

What a brilliant time we all had at the Nursery World Awards 2010 at the Lancaster London on Friday evening. It was a fantastic celebration of the wonderful people and practice in the early years sector.

Michael Underwood was a lovely host, the acrobatic act really got the crowd going, and the dancing and celebrating went on until the early hours.

You'll find full coverage of each category in the related links (right).


Winners, highly commendeds (HC) and finalists, Nursery World Awards 2010 - photos are of the winners in each category


 Nursery of the Year (sponsored by Pound Gates)


    • Winner – Little Learners Nursery School, Skegness
    • HC – Blossom House Kindergarten, Suffolk
    • Finalists – Seabrook Day Nursery, Luton; Sparklers Private Nursery, Gretna; Young Friends Nursery, Hove


    Pre-School of the Year

    • Winner - Highbury Lodge Day Nursery, Hitchin
    • HC – The Kindergarten, Cheshire Day Nursery Group, Warrington; Sunshine Nursery, Burpham
    • Finalists – Busy Bees, Welwyn Garden City; Technotots, Dundee; Clever Clogs, Durham


    Local Authority Early Years Team of the Year

    • Winner – Northamptonshire Baby Room project
    • HC – Stoke Speaks Out
    • Finalist – North Yorkshire County Council Early Years Team


    Nursery Chain of the Year (sponsored by early years at the Consortium)

    • Winner – Kids Allowed
    • HC – London Early Years Foundation; Yellow Dot
    • Finalists – Bright Horizons Family Solutions; The Co-operative Childcare; Kid Ease; Sparklers Private Day Nursery



    Lifetime Achievement

    Jennie Lindon, People Consulting


     Nursery Manager of the Year (sponsored by Asquith)

    • Winner – Cornelia Harrison, Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery
    • HC – Louise Lloyd-Evans, Young Friends Nursery; Julie Debanks, Willow Cottage Nurseries
    • Finalist – Rachel Jones, Fit ‘n’ Fun Kids


    Early Years Professional of the Year

    • Winner – Louise Lloyd-Evans, Young Friends Nursery
    • Finalists – Clare Roberts, Kids Planet Day Nurseries; Kate Spence, Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre


    Nursery Practitioner of the Year (sponsored by Step by Step)

    • Winner – Sue Rowley, Thomas Boughey Nursery School
    • HC – Debbie Crofts, Lincolnshire Montessori
    • Finalists – Natalie Fisher, Fledglings; Julia Hunter, Rainbow Nursery; Jayne Kendall, Yellow Dot


    Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Asquith)

    • Julie Johnston, Sparklers Private Nursery
    • HC – Misbah Acmed, Little People Montessori
    • Finalists – Julie Caddick, Kids Planet; Rebecca Canning, Kids Planet; Ben Taylor, Willow Cottage Nursery


    Trainer of the Year

    • Winner – Wendy Whittaker-Large, Networks for Knowledge
    • HC – Sue Usher, Crechendo Training
    • Finalist – Mary Davies, Casterbridge Care and Education


    Childminder of the Year (sponsored by childcare.co.uk)

    • Winner – Helen Dawkins, Southampton
    • HC – Cherry Forrester, Heaton
    • Finalist – Christine Scott, Mansfield



     Business Development (sponsored by Kid Ease)

    • Winner – Young Friends Nursery, Hove
    • HC – Little People Montessori, Cleveland
    • Finalists – Brue Farm Day Nursery, Castle Cary; Kids Planet, Lymm


    Team Development (sponsored by Willow Cottage)

    • Winner – Fit ‘n’ Fun Kids, Falmouth
    • HC - Auden Place Community Nursery, Camden
    • Finalist – The Co-operative Childcare, Oxford


    Working with Parents (sponsored by Asquith)

    • Winner – Auden Place Community Nursery, Camden
    • HC- Lincolnshire Montessori, Caistor; NAS EarlyBird Centre, Barnsley


    Inclusive Practice

    • Winner – Caverstede Early Years Centre, Peterborough
    • HC – Little Cherubs Day Nursery, High Wycombe
    • Finalist – Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Rushden


    Nursery Food

    • Winner – Little Monkey’s Nursery, Windsor
    • HC – Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery, London; Tall Trees Kindergarten, Frome
    • Finalists – Kids Allowed, Manchester; London Early Years Foundation; Willow Cottage Nurseries, Oxford


    Enabling Environments

    • Winner – Red Hen Day Nursery, Louth
    • HC – Daisy Chain, Liverpool
    • Finalists – Blossom House, Suffolk; Caverstede Early Years Centre, Peterborough; Footsteps Day Nursery and Pre-School, Tamworth; Kid Ease Nursery QEQM, Margate; Lowdham and Epperstone Pre-School, Nottingham; Nelly’s Nursery, London



    Birth to Threes: New Launch

    • Winner – Mirror Trays, TTS Group
    • HC – Large Sensory Collection, Play to Z
    • Finalist – Music House Baby’s Treasure Basket, Drums for Schools; Nursery Starter Set, Galt; Sensory Bubble, Step by Step


    Birth to Threes: Tried and Tested Favourite

    • Winner – Sign and Sing-Along BSL series


    Three to Fives: New Launch

    • Joint winners – Easi-Torch, TTS Group; Mini Music Maker, Drums for Schools (pictured)
    • HC – Tune into…Listening Games, Yellow Door; Willow Range, TTS Group
    • Finalists – Basic Skills Pack, Galt; Playscope Communication and Literacy Set, Play to Z; Stone Walls, TTS Group


    Three to Fives: Tried and Tested Favourite

    • Winner – Gardening Equipment, Step by Step
    • HC – Green Doll’s House, Galt
    • Finalists – Rhythm Sound Centre, NES Arnold; Shopping List – Orchard Toys


    Special Commendation

    • Haven Holidays ‘Fun and Fitness’ campaign


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