What happens nows

What happens now

This page explains how our judging process works and what happens once you've registered as a nursery or cast your vote as a parent.

1. The closing date for all voting and the submission of evidence is 29 FEBRUARY 2020.

Nurseries need to register and ensure all their evidence is uploaded before the closing date. Late entries or evidence submissions will not be accepted. Parents must also ensure that they have voted before the closing date or their vote will not be counted.

2. We count votes and read all THE evidence

Our judging process takes into account the ratio of votes to numbers of children, the submission itself and quality of comments to create a fair system for all types and sizes of nursery.

3. We narrow it down

Our dedicated team of specialist Early Years Advisers spend time reading every entry, taking into account parent votes, comments and evidence submitted. They also take into account, Ofsted inspection ratings and other background information that could set your nursery apart.

4. WE CONTACT THE FINALISTS

Once our Early Years Advisers have selected the finalists for each award, those nurseries will be contacted by email. We also send you a digital banner to display on your marketing material and emails.

Any nurseries that have been unsuccessful will be contacted the following day by email.

All finalists are published on the NDNA website here.

5. WE VISIT AND REQUEST FURTHER INFORMATION FROM OUR SHORTLISTED NURSERIES

If you are a finalist for a voting award, our judges will visit or contact your nursery to gather more evidence and report their findings to our judging panel.

All nurseries that have been selected as finalists for evidence based awards will have their submissions collated into a report ready for the judging panel.

6. WE MAKE OUR DECISION

The awards judging panel takes place on or around 30 April 2020. The panel is made up of leaders and experts from across the early years sector. Details of the members of the judging panel will be released here nearer the time.

When a decision has been reached, the winners names remain confidential to the judging panel until the day of the awards ceremony

7. THE AWARDS CEREMONY

On Friday 5 June, our prestigious 2020 Awards ceremony will take place at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire where our award winners will be presented on-stage. Keep an eye on the Awards page here for more details.

8. WE MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT

All winning and runner-up nurseries will be emailed a digital banner to display on marketing materials and emails to showcase their achievement.

Supported by

Bambini Recruitment
Christie & Co
Citation
Morgan La Roche

Contact

National Day Nurseries Association
National Early Years Enterprise Centre
Longbow Close
Huddersfield
HD2 1GQ

www.ndna.org.uk awards@ndna.org.uk 01484 407070