The What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017!
The 11th National What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017 will be held on October 4 and hosted by NatWest in the heart of the City of London at the prestigious 250 Bishopsgate location.
With exciting NEW categories and an inspiring new venue, we can't wait to open nominations on 25 January ensuring the UK's parents and carers can once again enjoy the chance to shout about who is the very best in the world of kids' clubs, classes, teachers and party providers!
Over 100,000 votes are expected once again from parents and carers - make sure you sign up to our newsletter for all the latest updates! And follow us on social media to be the first to hear all the news, that's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Awards nominations open on January 25 at 12pm.
- Nominations close on March 24 at 12pm.
- Award registration will close on March 31 at 12pm.
- Voting opens on April 28 at 12pm.
- Voting closes on July 3 at 12pm
- Awards LIVE ceremony as hosted by NatWest will take place on the afternoon of October 4 2017.
What’s On 4 hold these awards to encourage good practice, reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of our fabulous activities and classes and those individual experts involved who make such a difference to so many parents and children across the UK! By being part of our Awards you can reach over 1 million parents across the UK and showcase your company and brand.
Want to be involved? Contact us on 07730094670 or email us here for further information about the fantastic sponsorship packages available.
"Today I have seen the dedication of the finalists. I've seen the inspiration of the winners. It proves what people can do when they put their mind to it." Closing remarks from Max Robinson, Insure With Max
Best Pre/Post Natal Activity as sponsored by NowBaby
Best New Activity
Best Children's Party Entertainment
Best Independent Activity for children aged 5 to 12
Best Children's Party Supplier
Best Product Supporting Children’s Activities at Home
Best Franchised/Licensed Activity for Children aged 5 to 12~
- Best Independent Activity for the Under 5s
- West and Wales
- Northern Ireland and Scotland
Most Outstanding Activity Leader for children aged 5 to 12
Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s ~
- West and Wales
- Northern Ireland and Scotland
Best not-for-profit, CIC or charity offering activities, clubs, classes or groups for families, babies or children as sponsored by NatWest
Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity - Up to 25 franchisees/licensees
Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity – Up to 25 franchisees/licensees
Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity – More than 25 franchisees/licensees
Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity – More than 25 franchisees/licensees
Industry Champion of the Year
Most Outstanding Community Group Volunteer for Children or Families
Chessington World of Adventures - Chessington World of Adventures as Britain’s Wildest Adventure we encourage families to have exciting experiences together which is why hosting this event felt like the perfect fit! With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, a Zoo with over 1000 animals and SEA LIFE centre, plus daily live shows and seasonal events, Chessington offers a world of fun and excitement for the whole family! There is an adventure for everyone this year at Chessington! For more information please visit www.chessington.com
STA - As a UK registered educational charity dedicated to teaching swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques, we are proud to support the nominations of all those companies, organisations and individuals who go above and beyond to provide the very best activities for children – activities that enrich their family lives and teach them new skills. We are delighted that nominations for the What's On 4 Junior Awards 10th Anniversary is brought to you in association with STA – the world’s largest independent swimming teaching and lifesaving organisation. It’s a privilege to be involved. For more information on baby swimming and learning to swim, please visit www.sta.co.uk
Hartbeeps - Since 2004, we at Hartbeeps have been delivering our own distinctive blend of original mini productions to 1,000’s of babies and young children around the world and back again. Hartbeeps create innovative and highly interactive productions for the very young, by transforming everyday environments into colourful, tactile ‘wonderlands’, inviting participants to join us in a world of the imagination. Using state-of-the-art music production, authentic music composition, sound effects, songs and sound plays, along with staging sets, inventive props and puppetry, we create individual and highly specialised experiences for our young Hartbeepers. From classes to parties, events to theatre, Hartbeeps offer a truly unique approach to the very beginnings of the all-important journey into play and learning.
Morton Michel - Morton Michel is the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist. We are a family-run business renowned for our tailored policies, excellent service, and competitive premiums. We expertly insure over 40,000 childcare settings and early years practitioners including nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs, holiday play schemes, mobile crèches, toy libraries, parent and toddler groups, children's homes, registered childminders, nannies, educational/sporting groups and indoor play centres. We also offer a wide range of non-childcare policies to individuals and businesses, including specialist motor and household insurance for registered childminders. Visit www.mortonmichel.com for more information.
Mess Around - As the UK’s leading provider of Messy Play sessions and Messy Parties, we here at ‘Mess Around HQ’ are proud to sponsor the ‘What’s On 4 Juniors’ award for the 2016 “Best National Pre-schooler Development Activity”. In 2015, ‘Mess Around’ sessions, hosted by the Owner and Director Kristine Monaghan, and our ‘Mess Around’ franchisees throughout the UK, brought the wonder of messy play to over 4000 young people between the ages of 6 months to 5 years.The active development of pre-school children is at the heart of everything we do here at ‘Mess Around’ and so we have striven to make our multi-sensory, tactile activities as accessible as possible, not just for the children but for their whole family too. So to all nominees for the award of 2016 “Best National Pre-schooler Development Activity”, we wish you all the very best of luck in the competition and in the future.
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The Creation Station - The award-winning Creation Station inspires children’s imaginations and nurtures potential through fun and educational art and craft classes, parties clubs and events. Every week your child can explore, discover and develop through fun, creative experiences designed to support them, at their different ages and stages of development.These fun and educational experiences have been rated 5 star by our customers on Trustpilot are tailored to suit the age and stage of your child. Activities include; Weekly Baby Discover Classes, Weekly Little Explorer Classes, Out of School clubs, Arty Birthday parties.Now Baby - Now Baby is a new website that understands that every woman’s pregnancy is as individual as she is. Whether a first time mum-to-be, or experiencing a subsequent pregnancy, she will have lots of questions and a desire to learn how to look after her health and her developing baby. She’ll want to meet other mums-to-be online to share advice, information and support for the emotional journey of pregnancy, labour, birth and the arrival of her newborn baby. Through sharing advice, best practice and relevant information, Baby TV aims to help parents-to-be make informed decisions for the health, welfare, safety and happiness of both themselves and their future baby. Come and visit www.nowbaby.co.uk
We're also very proud to be running our Flexible Working Awards once again this year. These national awards reward & recognise the companies & individuals (mums and dads) who are shining examples of 'how flexible working works'. If you'd like to get involved you can find out more here.
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