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Teach Early Years Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The Teach Early Years Awards, part of the wider Teach Company Awards, were created to make the process of finding high-quality resources, CPD and picturebooks as easy as possible.

Each year we put the call out for the best educational resources for teaching children aged 0-5 across a range of categories, as well as continuing professional development resources and picture books, and once again we received a wide variety of incredible nominations.

Once we’d shortlisted our favourites, our expert EY judges then got to put these finalists to task. And after a month-long test period, they delivered their verdicts.

Here, you’ll find the full list of the winners in all six of our categories.

Teach Early Years 2020 Shortlist

Communication, Language & Literacy

5 Stars: Clickety Books – Chatty Bats Language Development Programme

4 Stars: Pyjama Drama Learning – The Way I Feel

3 Stars: Orkid Ideas – Early Years Classroom Toolkit


  • BC Education – First Class Phonics
  • Play Phonics – Sammy Sounds Online Phonics Adventures
  • Yap Books


5 Stars: Siren Films – Early Years Clip Library

4 Stars: Bloomsbury – 50 Fantastic Ideas for Forest School

3 Stars: Creative Futures – Sound Communities Website


  • Jessica Kingsley – Supporting Young Children Through Change and Everyday Transitions
  • Pyjama Drama Learning – How to become an expert in Early Years Imaginative Play
  • Kinderly

Creative Play

5 Stars: Gompels – Sensory Floor Tiles

4 Stars: Landscapes 4 Learning

3 Stars: Polydron – Solid Magnetic Polydron Essential Shapes Set


  • Mrs Mactivity
  • Touch Press Inc – LEGO DUPLO World
  • Pretend to Bee – Ambulance Rocker & Costume

Early Exploration

5 Stars: Educational Advantage – Magnetic Colour Sequencing Bugs

4 Stars: Gratnells – SortED

3 Stars: Polydron UK – My First Polydron Gears


  • Little Tiger Group – Once Upon An Atom
  • Innovative Language Learning – Red Cat Reading
  • Fisher Educational – 10Tickers

Happy & Healthy

5 Stars: Mine Conkbayir Consultancy – Keep Your Cool Toolbox

4 Stars: Jessica Kingsley Publishers – Positive Body Image in the Early Years

3 Stars: 1DECISION – Early Years Portal


  • Create Development – Real Foundations
  • Widgit – Back to School Pack
  • Purely Nutrition – Perfect Playmats: Eat A Rainbow

Picture Books

5 STARS: Octopus Shocktopus – Nosy Crow

4 Stars: Save the Day for Ada May! – Imagine That

3 Stars: Song of the River – Gecko Press


  • I Am Brown – Lantana Publishing
  • The Blue Giant – Pavilion Children’s
  • The Lost Homework – Child’s Play (International)