2023 Childcare Services Awards

Childcare Services Awards

Nurture your success with the 2023 Childcare Services Awards, proudly presented by Business Awards UK. In the critical and compassionate sphere of childcare services, an endorsement from our distinguished panel of experts can have a profound impact on your brand, distinguishing you in this nurturing field. Whether you’re shortlisted or ascend to the honour of Winner or Finalist, such recognition can significantly bolster your reputation and validate your commitment to shaping futures. Highlight your accomplishments and your dedication to the wellbeing of our younger generations. Time to make your mark; enter the 2023 Childcare Services Awards today.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Childcare Services Awards Categories

TypeCategoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryBest Use of Educational TechnologyRecognising the childcare service that has creatively and effectively utilised educational technology to enhance children’s learning experiences.
PrimaryOutstanding Childcare WebsiteCelebrating the childcare provider with a website that excels in providing useful information, ease of navigation, and a positive user experience.
PrimaryExceptional Customer Service in ChildcareThis award is for the organisation that consistently provides superior customer service, responding to parents’ needs and concerns with understanding and efficiency.
PrimaryBest Child Safety InitiativeAn accolade for the initiative that has demonstrated significant contributions to improving child safety within a childcare setting.
PrimaryExcellence in Early Childhood EducationFor the organisation that has exhibited consistent quality, innovation, and positive outcomes in early childhood education.
PrimaryMost Innovative Childcare ProgrammeShowcasing the childcare service that has developed an innovative programme, enhancing children’s development and learning in a novel way.
PrimaryBest SEN SupportIn recognition of the childcare service that provides exceptional support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment.
PrimaryBest Childcare Management SoftwareThis award is for the most effective and user-friendly childcare management software, streamlining operations and improving service delivery.
PrimaryExceptional Childcare ProviderAn accolade for the childcare provider that consistently delivers high-quality care, fostering a positive and enriching environment for children.
PrimaryBest Childcare StartupCelebrating a new entrant in the childcare sector that has shown innovation, potential for growth, and a strong commitment to quality care.
PrimaryRemarkable Marketing Campaign in ChildcareFor the marketing campaign that has effectively communicated its message, engaging its target audience and driving enrolment.
PrimaryBest Nursery FacilityThis award is for the nursery that provides an excellent physical environment, equipped with appropriate resources that stimulate learning and development.
PeopleBest Apprenticeship ProgrammeIn recognition of the childcare organisation that provides outstanding apprenticeship opportunities, nurturing the next generation of childcare professionals.
PeopleChildcare Leader of the YearShowcasing the individual who has shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the childcare industry.
PrimaryDiversity and Inclusion ChampionThis award is for the company or individual that has made commendable strides in promoting diversity and inclusion within a childcare setting.
PrimaryBest Health And Nutrition ProgrammeAn accolade for the programme that effectively promotes healthy eating and physical activity among children in a childcare setting.
PrimaryOutstanding Contribution to the Childcare IndustryRecognising the individual or organisation whose significant contributions have shaped and advanced the childcare industry.
PrimaryMost Efficient Childcare OperationsFor the childcare service that demonstrates exceptional efficiency in its operations, delivering high-quality care while effectively managing resources.
PrimaryBest Sustainability Initiative in ChildcareThis award is for the initiative that has significantly advanced sustainability within a childcare setting, from eco-friendly practices to teaching children about the environment.
PrimaryBest Employee Training And DevelopmentCelebrating the organisation that demonstrates a strong commitment to employee growth, providing excellent training and development opportunities.
PrimaryExceptional Childcare Curriculum DesignIn recognition of the childcare service with a curriculum that stands out for its innovation, comprehensiveness, and alignment with child development principles.
PrimaryBest After-school ProgrammeAn accolade for the programme that provides high-quality, enriching activities for children after school hours, complementing their school learning experiences.
PrimaryMost Influential Childcare Advice WebsiteShowcasing the website that provides the most insightful, reliable, and influential advice on childcare, helping parents and professionals make informed decisions.
PrimaryBest Parental Engagement PracticeThis award is for the childcare service that excels in involving parents in their children’s education and care, fostering strong partnerships for the benefit of children.

Entry Form

Childcare Services Awards

Entries Close: Wednesday October 4th 2023

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.

Childcare Services Awards 2023

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