Early Years Excellence is Teach Early Years’ industry award scheme

The Early Years Excellence Awards are now closed!

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About the Awards

Set up to celebrate the breadth and quality of our sector’s educational and professional development resources, it offers suppliers, manufacturers, publishers and service providers the chance to have their most innovative and effective products and publications recognised by the sector.

The scheme’s 13 categories cover key areas of learning and development, different age groups and learning environments, as well as continuing professional development, special educational needs and picture books. Our winners will be chosen by an expert panel of early years authors, leaders and educators, and to ensure only the most-deserving resources triumph, entry is completely free.

How to Enter

Putting yourself in the running for an Early Years Excellence award is easy. Simply nominate the product, resource or publication you would like to enter. It's completely free of charge, meaning a level playing field for everyone in the sector.


Fill in the form on this website for each product / resource / publication you wish to enter.


Five finalists will be shortlisted for each category for assessment by our judging panel.


Our judges will select three winners, awarding five-, four- and three-star prizes.

You will find a full list of categories and the specific criteria that applies to them on this website. You may find that a product or resource is suited to more than one category; in this case, simply choose the one you feel is most appropriate. (We reserve the right to move entries to alternative categories based upon the information provided during the nominations process.)

The nominations period will open on 3 January 2017 and close on 3 March 2017.