All Nominated settings must be current members of Early Years Wales

Two awards will be given in this category:

  • Registered for 0-19 children
  • Registered for 20 children and over

A setting or childminder business that employs staff who is driven by their passion for Early Years children and quality childcare.

The focus is to produce a safe, clean, stimulating environment where children are encouraged to play, learn and thrive.

The setting holds their staff in the highest regard and has excellent links with parents, external partners, and the local community.

This award will be made to a setting who has shown exceptional contributions to their community, this could be a Parent and toddler Group, a baby group, or an unregistered setting.

The judges will be looking for evidence of how the setting goes out of its way to support its community by taking part in local activities.

The setting will also demonstrate how it actively involves staff, parents, and children in its local area.

Two awards will be given in this category

  • Small but mighty - an innovative approach to using a small space, it may be a very small outside space that offers lots of opportunities for children to grow and thrive
  • Big and bold – this will be a larger area with lots of opportunities for different areas to explore, giving children play and learning experiences

In recent years, outdoor space has been more important than ever, show us how creative you’ve been and how you have adapted your own space or used shared community space

This award will be made to the setting which has created or used an outdoor space that inspires and excites children. Activities that promote physical well-being, creativity and first-hand learning experiences will be sought. Settings have made the most of the space they have whether big or small, they show innovation on how they use their space.

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