Early Years Excellence is Teach Early Years’ industry award scheme

Announcing The Winners Of The Early Years Excellence Awards!

About the Awards

The finalists have been assessed, and the judges’ verdicts are in – we’re delighted to now reveal the results of our first Early Years Excellence Awards. In each of the categories listed below, you’ll find a five-, four- and, in most cases, three-star winner. Our finalists were judged on their educational value, cost and capacity to withstand the rigours of use in a busy early years setting. You can click on the images to read our judges’ views, or follow the links to find out more about each winner.

We hope you enjoy seeing who has emerged triumphant this year – and that you’ll find something your setting could use!

Why not take a look at our full Early Years Excellence Awards Special here

The Winners

Communication, Language & Literacy Resource

5-Star winner

Mantra Lingua – LinguaTALK Interactive Nursery Pack

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I CAN – Early Talkers Box Set

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Little Creative Days – Pojo and the Chest of Dreams: Create and Show Kit

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Physical Development Resource

5-Star winner

B Inspired – Mini Moves Cards

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Health Matters Education – ‘Busy Feet’ Explorers Toolkit

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Mathematics Resource

5-Star winner

EYP Direct – Rainbow Pebbles

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Orchard Toys – Spotty Dogs

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Ten Town Ltd – Ten Town

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Understanding the World Resource

5-Star winner

Primo Toys – Cubetto

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Bloomsbury Education – 50 Fantastic Ideas for Investigations

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Fourth Wall Publishing – ABC of the World

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Outdoor Resource

5-Star winner

Ur-Tubes – Amazing Den Kit

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Early Years Resources – Timber Treasures

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Yellow Door – Sensory Sound Eggs

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Role-play Resource

5-Star winner

Eduzone – Fruit and Veg Colour Sorting Set

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The Curious Fox Company – Child’s Writing Belt

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Pretend to Bee – Mini-Beast Snail Tabard

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Creative Resource

5-Star winner

U-nu – U-nu Creative Construction Set

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K’NEX – Kid K’NEX range

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T4Kids – The Classroom Hammering and Drilling Set

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Music Resource

5-Star winner

The Voices Foundation / Alfred Publishing – Inside Music: Early Years

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Out of the Ark Music – I Love Music

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Sound Children – Bambajam Pelangi

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Under-twos Resource

5-Star winner

Pat-A-Cake (Hachette Children’s Group) – First Baby Days Series

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Orchard Toys – Farmyard Heads and Tails

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Val Sabin Publications – Action Babies (Birth–12 Months)

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Toy or Game

5-Star winner

Orchard Toys – Match and Spell

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Learning Resources – Jumbo Dinosaur Set 2

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Bigjigs Toys – Green Toys Farm

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SEN Resource

5-Star winner

EYP Direct – Sensory Mood Light Table

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Singing Hands – It’s Signing Time DVDs

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Child’s Play – Off To The Beach

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CPD Resource

5-Star winner

Kent County Council – EFICL Pathways to Excellence Toolkit

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Herts for Learning – Places to Play Every Day

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British Council – English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

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Picture Book

5-Star winner

Chronicle Books – They All Saw A Cat

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Walker Books – Also an Octopus

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Templar Publishing – The Lumberjack’s Beard

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