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Teach Early Years Awards 2019 Finalists Announced

  • Teach Early Years Awards 2019 Finalists Announced

Comprising six nominations from each of our trade categories, the shortlist features a wide variety of innovative resources – from STEM sets and literacy resources, to CPD packages and picture books, and much more.

You can find a full listing below.

The next stage will see the finalists assessed by a strong expert panel of early years authors, leaders, consultants and educators, amongst them best-selling author Alistair Bryce-Clegg, LEYF CEO June O’Sullivan MBE and Old Station Nursery MD Sarah Steel.

Their verdicts will be unveiled this October in a Teach Early Years digital supplement, which will showcase our five-, four- and three-star winners in each category.

To all those who made nominations, thank you again for taking part – and to our finalists, good luck!

If you have any queries about this year’s Teach Early Years Awards, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team – email Teach Early Years editor, Jacob Stow or advertising manager, Samantha Law.

Teach Early Years 2019 Shortlist

Communication, language & literacy

  • Supersonic Phonics – Herts for Learning
  • Reading Eggs – 3P Learning
  • Think Write Handwriting Programme – Hemispheres Think Write
  • Chatter Clouds – Hope Education
  • Tales Toolkit online training resources – Tales Toolkit
  • Jolly English Teacher’s Kit – Jolly Learning


  • Self-regulation in early years – Mine Conkbayir
  • Listening to young children in early years settings – JKP
  • Understanding children’s behaviour – Bloomsbury
  • Healthy Movers – Youth Sport Trust
  • Kinderly Learn – Kinderly
  • Early Years Clip Library – Siren Films

Creative play

  • Constructa Den – Educational Advantage
  • Rainbow Architect Sets – Commotion/TickiT
  • Academy of Steam Junior: Vehicles – Engino
  • Under-the-sea headband accessory sets – Pretend to Bee
  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays – Bloomsbury
  • Floorstanding lightbox – Feelgood Designs

Early exploration

  • Essential foundations for counting – Herts for Learning
  • E.a.R.L Coding Robot – Hope Education
  • Wooden Minibeast Blocks – Commotion/TickiT
  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Number – Bloomsbury
  • Professions Stacker – Kit for Kids
  • Picture News EYFS assembly resource – Picture News

Happy & healthy

  • What’s Going on Inside My Head? – Bloomsbury
  • Fruit & Vegetable Match – Commotion/TickiT
  • Yoga Position Indoor / Outdoor mini placement carpets – Kit for Kids
  • Healthy Minds – BookLife Publishing
  • Inspired to Move membership – B Inspired
  • The Worry Box – Little Tiger Press

Picture books

  • The One Stop Story Shop – Tracey Corderoy/Tony Neal (Little Tiger Press)
  • King Leonard’s Teddy – Phoebe Swan (Child’s Play)
  • The Rabbit Listened – Cori Doerrfeld (Scallywag Press)
  • Don’t Hug the Pug – Robin Jacobs/Matthew Hodson (Cicada)
  • The Dog that Ate the World – Sandra Dieckmann (Flying Eye Books)
  • Sleep – Kate Prendergast (Old Barn Books)