Nursery World Awards 2015: Looking for the best

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It’s time to start your entries for the Nursery World Awards 2015

The Nursery World Awards 2015, the leading accolades for the early years sector, are now officially open for entries.

Last year's awards were the biggest and best yet, culminating in a wonderful evening at London's Brewery, and we are looking forward to an even more successful event this year.

Will you emulate the achievements of Manor House Nursery School, our Nursery of the Year, Nursery Chain of the Year LEYF, or Trainer of the Year Claire Burgess?

Last year, we introduced a topical new category, Provision for Two-Year-Olds, especially for those settings offering the free entitlement for that age group under the Government's programme, and there were some great entries in that category, with Little Me Day Nurseries taking the prize.

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 2015 are:


  • Nursery of the Year
  • Pre-School of the Year
  • School Early Years Team of the Year
  • Nursery Chain of the Year


  • Nursery Manager of the Year
  • Nursery Operations/Regional Manager of the Year
  • Early Years Professional/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


  • Provision for Two-Year-Olds
  • Working with Parents
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Team Development
  • Business Development
  • Nursery Food
  • Enabling Environments
  • Website of the Year
  • Community Support

Early Years and Staff Equipment

  • Under-threes
  • Three to fives
  • Staff Resources
  • Professional books


Go to for more information and to complete your online entry.

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