Healthy Nursery of the Year Award

Nurseries have a vital role to play in creating the pathways to a healthy life for the children in your care. Tell us when you register about your healthy eating policies, the outdoor activities you provide and how you work with parents to encourage healthy habits at home.

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Voting is restricted to one vote per child.

Voting results are based on a percentage of overall places; an average is taken using the number of votes per nursery places and then used to aid the judging process. Adding an explanatory comment about your vote will further enable us to determine a winner from the many nurseries that enter.

Healthy Nursery of the Year Award

Vote for the nursery of your choice

Things to think about while making your vote:

In no more than 1000 words, tell us how your nursery achieves the following: How does your nursery develop knowledge and attitudes towards healthy lifestyles; what physical or movement based activities do the children engage in and how often – an example activity schedule or other evidence would be helpful here to show how you ensure children meet the Chief Medical Officers recommended daily guidelines for physical activity; how do you establish good practice in all areas including oral hygiene, outdoor play and mental well-being?; how do you support parents and families with good practice?; example menu from your nursery which you have used in the last six months; evidence that you meet food hygiene regulations – please upload your food hygiene certificate; how do you support health, well-being and physical activity where there may be barriers? e.g. religion, disability, physical space or other restrictions of your provision; tell us about any initiatives you take part in to support healthy practices e.g. supporting parents understanding of physical/sedentary activities.

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What happens next

In order to validate your vote we will send you an email containing a link. In order for your vote to count you must click on the link. We simply do this to stop people voting twice.

How do we pick our winners?

Each year our judging panel considers the following when choosing our winners.

Your nursery submission
Parent comments

Please note: Parent comments and votes are only eligible in our public voting awards.

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Where is my child's nursery?

If the nursery you want to vote for isn't showing, it means it isn't registered for this award. You can tell your nursery that you'd like to vote for them. They can register for free whether they are NDNA members or not. They just need to visit this website.

Do you own or manage a nursery and would like to be eligible for voting?

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