Early Years Wales Awards

The Early Years Wales Awards, held annually since 2019, are designed to recognise outstanding practice in early years childcare in Wales.


Early Years Wales Awards

We believe that the childcare sector makes a significant and lasting positive difference to children and our awards aim to recognise excellence, promote the impact of the work that you and your colleagues do, and raise the profile of the sector.

Slideshow of Early Years Wales Awards 2023

Our awards in 2023, hosted in the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff and run jointly with our annual conference is available to review here.

Our 2024 Conference and Annual Awards Conference and Annual Awards will be held in Cardiff, with shortlisted settings offered free attendance for the day.

Our categories for 2024 will be announced soon, and includes;

  • Setting of the year
  • Use of outdoor spaces
  • Parent, baby, toddler, and community interaction
  • Childminder
  • Innovation

The application window will be open between October (w/c 9.10.2023) and December. Our panel want to recognise your work and encourage you to share the fantastic work you do in your provision.

If you have something you are proud about related to the topics above, make an application.

You can also speak to your regional teams for more information about the awards, the application processes and how to demonstrate your provision at its best.

How to enter

Find out how to enter the Early Years Wales Awards. 

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Read all about our categories here:

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Show your support for the Early Years Childcare sector by sponsoring the Early Years Wales Awards


Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding the awards or want to know how to sponsor the event

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Past Winners

Read all about our previous winners. 

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Previous Ceremonies

Take a look at our previous award ceremonies

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Get in touch

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Regional offices

Wherever you are located, Early Years Wales aims to have an office near you. If you require our support, feel free to give us a call where we can discuss your query or arrange for one of our support staff to meet with you.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)