New for this year's Teach Early Years Awards, we asked our readers to get involved too – by voting for their favourite early years blog or Facebook page sharing activity ideas, advice on/images of good practice and/or experiences from early years settings.
The response was amazing and we have three very worthy winners for you to explore – find out more about them all below. Thank you again to everybody who took part!
5 star winner
Alistair Bryce-Clegg's blog is a trove of informative and inspiring content on topics as diverse as government policy and laminating eggs
"Aspire to create a culture of 'joyful learning' as opposed to 'stressed compliance'."
The Curiosity Approach
4 star winner
Lyndsey Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett share their popular nursery ethos via an engaging blog and Facebook page.
"Let's build our children's self-esteem. Let's show them we value their creations."
The Ark Groups
3 star winner
Outstanding practice from Sally Wright's Cheshire-based The Ark Childminding and its associated toddler and play groups.
"Today we made 'surprise dough' by hiding paint inside playdough balls."