We're thrilled to be hosting the NDNA Awards 2022 on Friday 24th June at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire. Our prestigious nursery awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across the nursery sector, highlighting the fantastic work of nurseries and practitioners in supporting over one million children and their families.
Our judging process takes in to account the ratio of votes to numbers of children, the submission itself and quality of comments to create a fair system for all nursery sizes.
Three regional (North
of England, Central England, South of England), two national (Scotland and
Wales), one international nursery and one overall winner are awarded. Encourage your parents or carers to vote for
you and your nursery.
This award is sponsored by TTS & Consortium.
Early years providers play a
critical role in creating the foundations of healthy lifestyles for children
and families. Tell us all about how you support and develop; physical activity,
access to the outdoors and nature, outdoor, healthy eating, nutrition and
portion size, self-care, what you do to balance sedentary activities with
physical activity and how you work with parents to encourage healthy habits at
home and in the community.
This award is sponsored by Pebble.
This award looks at
innovative uses of technology in any aspect of early years. This may include
but is not limited to: parent communications, staff management and
communications, new or different ways of engaging children and families in
learning during Covid-19 etc.
celebrates those settings that invest in the development and motivation of all
Entries are open to
anyone working in an early years setting whose typical environment is the
nursery floor. This includes: Room
Leader, Senior Nursery Nurse, Nursery Nurse, Nursery Assistant, Nursery Practitioner
etc. Entries must be nominated by a
manager or colleague and evidence will need to be provided to support the
This award is sponsored by Morgan LaRoche.
Play is how children learn all about the world around them and high quality play experiences are essential to children’s development. Each year the ‘Play and Learning’ will have a different focus. This year the award will focus on how you support children with SEND. The award is looking for examples of outstanding practice on how you support children with SEND to access play activities and experiences.
This award looks
for settings that have developed strategies for supporting and promoting staff
well-being and you will need to show how you prioritise staff well-being in your
setting, e.g. introducing initiatives
such as lunch time walks, massage chairs, inspiration boards, well-being
meetings, a free lunch meal, relaxation areas, flexible working, well-being
surveys with action plans for change, links to local support organisations,
team building days or activities and how you empower staff to look after their
Entries are open to
anyone working in a day nursery that holds a managerial title and
responsibility. This includes: Deputy Manager, General Manager, Nursery
Manager, Nursery Director. Entries must be nominated by a colleague within the
setting and evidence will need to be provided to support the nomination.
Find out more and register to enter the awards here.
Download our awards poster to encourage parents/carers to vote for your nursery! You can find that here.