"The nursery has been inundated with applications for children to join our setting since winning the award, so much so we have no need to market the nursery at the moment."


Annie Silcock, Nursery Director, Smarties Smartcare Ltd - NDNA Nursery of the Year 2018 Overall Winner

Download: NDNA Awards poster

NDNA Nursery Awards 2019 posterDownload your NDNA Awards 2019 poster below, write on it the awards you're entering and display it in your setting to shout about your entry and encourage parents to vote!

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Reasons to register

Show your team their efforts are appreciated by parents and carers by sharing the positive comments on the nomination forms.

ENHANCE YOUR MARKETING: Get permission to use the comments made by parents to help promote your nursery to prospective parents.

INCREASE PUBLICITY IN YOUR LOCAL AREA: If your nursery goes on to be shortlisted or win an award, it’s a great opportunity to receive free publicity in national and local press!

A GREAT NIGHT OUT!: Get dressed in your best for our fabulous awards ceremony on 28 June at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. Book a table and join in with the excitement as we reveal the winners of all our awards on the night!

Six easy steps

1. NDNA Members can sign up online here (until 31 March)
2. Choose the awards you want to enter
3. Read the criteria
4. Upload supporting materials; if required
5. Display your poster
6. Tell your parents and get them voting!

NDNA Awards 2018

With thanks to our 2019 sponsors...

TTS and Consortium logoTTS and The Consortium - Headline sponsor and Nursery of the Year Sponsor

TTS and Consortium are delighted to partner with National Day Nurseries Association. Together, our aim is to enrich the life of every child by providing you with exceptional, educationally aligned resources.

Citation logoCitation - Manager of the Year Award sponsor 

We want to help you, to make your nursery be the best it can be. By supporting you with every aspect of HR and Health & Safety, we give you the time back to do what you do best – care for your children.

www.citation.co.uk/nurseries | 0345 844 1111

Pound Gates logoPound Gates - Team Development Award sponsor

Our market-leading insurance and risk management solutions are designed to protect you and your nursery. Speak to a member of our team today to find out how we can provide you with the certainty to plan ahead in an ever-changing nursery sector. 

Preferred insurance partner of NDNA 01473 346 118 | www.poundgateschildcare.com

Spark Early Years logo

Spark Early Years - Innovative Practice Award sponsor

Deploy staff effectively and support your funding shortfalls. 

sparkearlyyears.co.uk offers modules to buy as you need; sparkESSENTIAL, sparkPRO, sparkADMIN, sparkSAFEGUARDING, sparkDIARY, spark@HOME and bilingual sparkCHINA for EYFS support there. 

Christie & Co logo

Christie & Co - Supporting Staff Well-being Award sponsor

Christie & Co are the UK’s most active adviser to the childcare and education sector and have been involved in the majority of UK day nursery portfolio transactions since 2006.