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2017 kids awardsThe 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 Timeline

  • 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Please see here for our terms and conditions - acceptance of the terms is mandatory to be part of our awards. Got a question? you'll probably find the answer here.

Frequently Asked Questions Terms and Conditions

 

"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

 
10th Anniversary Awards
 

The 2016 What’s On 4 Junior Awards with Headline Sponsor Insure with Max & What’s On 4 10th Anniversary Celebratory Reception were held in June 2016 at Chessington World of Adventures.
  
Our 2017 Awards are set to be just as exciting!

 

This years' Award Categories are....

 

Best Pre/Post Natal Activity as sponsored by NowBaby  Now Baby Kids Awards Sponsor

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
  • South
  • North
  • East
  • 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 ~

  • South
  • North
  • East
  • 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

 

Click here for our 2016 Award Winners - winners and highly commended

 

Our wonderful 2016 Award Partners below.....


Insure With Max - Headline Sponsorheadline sponsor junior awards ChildMax is a low cost insurance that working parents can trust, if a critical illness or a severe accident strikes their child. The health of your children is a top priority. Visit www.insurewithmax.com or call our UK team on 0333 323 0098 for more information or a ChildMax quote.

Chessington World of Adventures - junior award venueChessington 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

STAjunior nomination sponsor - 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
 
Konfidence - Konfidence has been a long-time supporter of the What’s On 4 Junior Awards, and is pleased to be back again in this very special year to celebrate all the brilliant individuals and groups that provide activities for babies, children and Konfidenceparents across the UK.  "There are some very dedicated people out there who deserve to be recognised for their work. We are proud to be part of these awards, and wish everyone luck."  Konfidence is Europe’s leading manufacturer of award-winning premium protective swimwear for babies and children.  Visit www.konfidence.co.uk.
 
The Children's Activities Association (CAA)
A first in the UK, the Children's Activities Association is a professional organisation of children's activity providers and experts. Its mission is to give parents a benchmark for all organised children's activities by establishing and improving consistent standards and accreditation. The CAA will also commission research, campaign for improvements, promCAAote the benefits of children's activities, award grants to community projects and work with policymakers to influence legislation. The CAA is a Community Interest Company with no shareholders where all profits are used to benefit the CAA mission. the founding team are all passionate about providing the best organised children's activities in the world! For more information, visit www.childrensactivitiesassociation.org.

Hartbeeps - Since 2004, we at Hartbeeps have been delivering our own distinctive blend of original mini productions to 1,000’s of sponsor awardsbabies 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 award sponsortailored 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.

Build14me.com 

Build14me build websites for small businesses. Responsive, search-engine friendly websites that are easy to update and look great too.All of the sites we build take into account the specific needs of each of our clients and, as part of the service we provide marketing and communications advice and expertise too. We don’t leave you on your own but instead guide you through the website planning process explaining how best to communicate your product to potential clients. We also run regular local SEO and social media workshops to help small businesses see how they improve their own search engine ranking.
At Build14me we appreciate that for a small start-up business the cost of a website can be daunting  so we are happy to offer flexible payment terms – just talk to us about your needs.  We will always try to help. For more visit www.build14me.com

The Creation Stationjunior award sponsor - 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 - award sponsorNow 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

Amanda's Action Clubwhat's on 4 junior awards sponsor

Amanda’s Action Club are London’s premier children’s entertainment specialists. We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2016 and are very excited about the future. We are passionate about keeping children active, entertained, healthy and happy. We offer unique and stimulating fun, fitness and music classes for children aged 4 months to 4 years across many locations in London and the South East. Using our own modern nursery rhymes and versatile props, we provide endless interactive activities.   Visit our website www.amandasactionclub.co.uk
 
Suzanne Dibble, THE Small Business Law Expertaward sponsor Suzanne Dibble is a multi-award winning business lawyer who specialises in working with small business owners and particularly with female led businesses. She trained and worked for 10 years at the biggest law firm in the world and then ITV Plc,  leading multi million and billion pound corporate transactions for global blue chip companies. Suzanne was asked to write a Dummies Book on Small Business Law published by Wiley and was asked by Barclays to be the legal expert on their small business site. Suzanne can help you with all aspects of running your small business including your customer contracts, business structuring,  employment agreements and trademarking your name. To see more about how Suzanne can help you and to read over 50 testimonials, go to www.suzannedibble.com.
 
mumandworking
www.mumandworking.co.uk is the parents' one stop website for all things work related!  We cover everything a job searcher would need to know including part time or full time employment vacancies, courses, business opportunities and franchises for parents throughout the UK! We've got a career solution for every parent looking for flexible work.  From setting up your own business to training for a new career, mumandworking can offer help and ideas: Killer CV Advice and templates to write your best CV and covering letter ever and practical tips for interview success.

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.

Owow Chocolateswhat's On 4 junior award sponsor
Owow Chocolates Ltd developed the MiniO®, a mini Oreo® covered in high quality Belgian chocolate which we then personalise or brand for any occasion. MiniOs® have been found in boardrooms, wedding buffets, business exhibitions and even the House of Lords! We also supply personal customers with that unique gift for the ‘hard to buy for’, creating your own WOW! Moment. If you’re celebrating we’ve got it covered – in chocolate! Award attendees can look forward to receiving a very special OWOW gift on the day! See www.owowchocolates.co.uk for more

Little Birdaward sponsor
Little Bird offers families great ideas and hand picked savings on days out, theatre shows, family breaks, kids activities, really fun and useful products and more, all with up to 80% off!  They have featured fantastic deals from The Science Museum, National Geographic for Kids, St Paul’s Cathedral, Horrible Histories, Butlins, Dora the Explorer, Riverford, Luxury Family Hotels, Reading Eggs, LollibopChildren's Festival and much more. Their family friendlydeals and offers change weekly, so there's always lots to inspire and enjoy.  With handpicked competitions to enter, a weekly What’s On giving you tonsof ideas on things to do with the kids, and a monthly newsletter packed to the brim with ideas and inspiration - join for FREE today and ENJOY FAMILY FUN FOR LESS at www.littlebird.co.uk
 
Miglio Jewelleryaward sponsor
Miglio Designer Jewellery offers a fun, fashion business for women looking for a way to earn whilst having the flexibility to always put their family first.  The Miglio business offers uncapped earning potential, a sought-after product, great training material and a dedicated head office support team. With over 35 years of experience in designing and manufacturing jewellery, Miglio is renowned for its high quality, versatile pieces.  We’ve made accessorising playful! Visit our website www.miglio.co.uk for further information


SprinkledMagicsponsor

SprinkledMagic is your bespoke cake and cupcake in West London. Catering for all occasions Birthdays, Christenings, Valentine's Day, Weddings, Baby Showers and also fulfil corporate orders! All creations are individually handcrafted for all dietary requirements only using top quality ingredients,and are sprinkled with magic.  For further information please visit our website www.sprinkledmagic.co.uk or connect with us on twitter @SprinkledMagic
 

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