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Teach Early Years Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

  • Teach Early Years Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

Nominations to the 2020 Teach Early Years Awards have closed, and we are delighted to reveal our finalists…

Celebrating the quality of our sector’s educational and professional development resources and services, our six nominations from each of our trade categories will be assessed by our strong expert panel of early years authors, leaders, consultants and educators. 

This year’s judges include best-selling author Alistair Bryce-Clegg, LEYF CEO June O’Sullivan MBE and manager of ‘outstanding’ preschool Busy Bees Ledbury, Emma Davies.

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!

Teach Early Years 2020 Shortlist

Communication, language & literacy

  • Pyjama Drama Learning - The Way I Feel
  • BC Education Ltd - First Class Phonics
  • Orkid Ideas - Early Years Classroom Toolkit
  • Play Phonics - Sammy Sounds Online Phonics Adventures
  • Clickety Books Ltd - Chatty Bats Language Development Programme
  • Yap Books - Voice Animated Learning


  • Creative Futures - Sound Communities Website
  • Siren Films - Early Years Clip Library
  • Jessica Kingsley - Supporting Young Children Through Change and Everyday Transitions
  • Pyjama Drama Learning - How to Become an Expert in Early Years Imaginative Play
  • Kinderly - Nursery Management Software and Digital CPD
  • Bloomsbury - 50 Fantastic Ideas for Forest School

Creative play

  • Mrs Mactivity
  • Gompels - Sensory Floor Tiles
  • Touch Press Inc - LEGO DUPLO World
  • Polydron - Solid Magnetic Polydron Essential Shapes Set
  • Landscapes 4 Learning Ltd
  • Pretend to Bee - Ambulance Rocker + Costume


Early exploration

  • Polydron UK - My First Polydron Gears
  • Little Tiger Group - Once Upon An Atom
  • Educational Advantage - Magnetic Colour Sequencing Bugs
  • Gratnells Ltd - SortED
  • Innovative Language Learning - Red Cat Reading
  • Fisher Educational Ltd - 10Tickers

Happy & healthy

  • Mine Conkbayir Consultancy - Keep Your Cool Toolbox
  • Create Development - Real Foundations
  • Widgit - Back to School Pack
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers - Positive Body Image in the Early Years
  • Purely Nutrition - Perfect Playmats: Eat A Rainbow
  • 1decision - Early Years Portal

Picture books

  • I Am Brown - Lantana Publishing
  • Octopus Shocktopus - Nosy Crow
  • Song of the River - Gecko Press
  • The Blue Giant - Pavilion Children’s
  • The Lost Homework - Child’s Play (International)
  • Save the Day for Ada May! - Imagine That