Practitioner of the Year Award


This award is nominated by the nursery manager and voted for by parents. Tell us why you think the practitioner is outstanding, how have they made a difference, and why they should win NDNA Practitioner of the Year.

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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.

Practitioner of the Year Award

Vote for the nursery of your choice

Things to think about while making your vote:

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 nomination. Additional criteria/information to upload includes testimonies from colleagues/parents/carers/other stakeholders.

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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 if they are NDNA members. 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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TTS Consortium


National Day Nurseries Association
National Early Years Enterprise Centre
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