Thank you to all member nurseries who applied to the NDNA Awards 2022. We were delighted to receive so many fantastic entries – it is evident and impressive how all nurseries that applied have achieved so much in the toughest of years. Finalists can book their tickets for the awards ceremony on 24 June. In the meantime, finalists who require a virtual interview will be contacted by an NDNA representative to confirm a time slot on our judging day on 10 May. Nursery of the Year finalists will be contacted by an NDNA representative to book a site visit from an NDNA Associate.

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Nursery of the Year finalists

Sponsored by TTS and Consortium

Congratulations to our finalists of Nursery of the Year:

  • Monkton Nursery School
  • Giggles Day Nursery
  • Fennies Epsom
  • Pear Tree Nursery
  • Bridgend College Day Nursery
  • Essential Early Years
  • Little Lodge Nursery
  • Nannie Annies Daycare
  • Gogerddan Childcare Ltd
Nursery of the Year finalists

Practitioner of the Year finalists

Sponsored by Morgan LaRoche

Congratulations to our finalists of Practitioner of the Year:

  • Kidzrus The Lodge – Sarah
  • Kidzrus Forest School Nursery – Naomi
Practitioner of the Year finalists

Healthy Nursery of the Year finalists

Sponsored by Pebble

Congratulations to our finalists of Healthy Nursery of the Year:

  • Monkton Nursery School
  • Kidzrus Nursery
Healthy Nursery of the Year finalists

Manager of the Year finalists

Sponsored by Citation

Congratulations to our finalists of Manager of the Year:

  • Rosemary – Little Lodge Nursery
  • Lorraine Kirkwood – Just be Kids Nursery
  • Gerry Garvey – Little Oaks at Muddy Boots
Manager of the Year finalists

Creative Use of Technology finalists

Sponsored by Blossom Educational

Congratulations to our finalists of Creative Use of Technology:

  • Queens Nursery
  • Springfield Day Nurseries
Creative Use of Technology finalists

Supporting Staff Well-being finalists

Sponsored by Christie & Co

Congratulations to our finalists of Supporting Staff Well-being:

  • Honey Pot Nursery Wavertree
  • Kidzrus The Lodge
Supporting Staff Well-being finalists

Play & Learning – Supporting Children with SEND finalists

Congratulations to our finalists of Play & Learning:

  • Sandhills Day Nursery Wombourne
  • Crafty Wizards World Preschool
  • Loughborough University Nursery
  • Essential Early Years
Play & Learning - Supporting Children with SEND finalists

Nursery Training & Development finalists

Congratulations to our finalists of Nursery Training & Development:

  • Charnwood Nursery and Pre School
  • Tops Day Nurseries: Prince Rock
Nursery Training & Development finalists

Network of the Year finalists

Congratulations to our finalists of Network of the Year:

  • Cardiff and VoG network
  • Sheffield network
  • Carlisle and Eden network
Network of the Year finalists

We’re thrilled to be hosting the NDNA Awards 2022 on Friday 24 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. 

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Making a day of it?

Awards finalists will be able to book their stay at Chesford Grange but can also attend the NDNA Conference throughout the day on 24 June.

We are thrilled to welcome back the NDNA Conference 2022: Recovery Starts with Early Years. Book your tickets here.

We are delighted to be holding our prestigious awards at Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire. NDNA has held a number of rooms on Friday 24 June for those attending our awards who wish to make the most of the occasion and stay the night.

Call 01926 859331 to reserve your room and tell the venue you are attending the NDNA Awards 2022. The hotel can advise on pricing for your stay.