Note: All nominees (not just those shortlisted) will receive a Free Seminar Pass to Childcare & Education Expo's training platform, plus 50% off seminars at their live events.
CEO, Early Years Alliance
Director, The Black Nursery Manager Training & Consultancy
Principal Lecturer & Chair of the LGBTQIA+ Steering Group
Owner and Creator of Adventures with Alice EY Training
Co-Founder, Early Years Hub
Independent EY Consultant & Author, Course Leader – Short Froebel Courses
Independent Consultant, Author, Trainer – Early Years Out of the Box
EYFS Trainer & Consultant, Orange Caterpillar
Executive Principal, Harrow Little Lions Kindergartens & Early Years Consultant
Independent EY Consultant & Author
Our team and then our panel of ten early years industry experts will be looking for someone who:
We want to be as public as we can about these criteria, so that everyone who send a nomination knows what we’re looking for. We’ll also be anonymising all applications so that the judges can judge on these criteria alone. With that in mind, you can find the full criteria and a description for each by heading over here.
Yes please! It’s not compulsory to add any videos or photos, but words can only go so far and we’d love to get a deeper understanding of why your nominee deserves to be Children’s Champion. Make sure you have permission from anyone visible first, though.
We know outstanding Early Years practice can take many different forms. However, we’re particularly interested in specific stories relating to work towards the challenges of this year, including the coronavirus pandemic and the continued fight for a more equal society.
We’re looking for someone who goes the extra mile and puts the individual child first. Someone who staff respect and look up to, who parents admire and trust, and who makes a difference to their community. If they inspire you to make a change, tell us why and tell us how.
We’d love to hear about educators who deeply understand their own community and put in the effort to work within its context. Maybe they teach in a way that addresses challenges the community is facing? Or intentionally work with what makes your community special? Whatever it is, we want to hear it.
Ready to celebrate someone special? Nominate your champion now!