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Awarding the best children's activities and services in Wales

Here you will information about our exciting award categories. Take a look at them all – you can enter as many as you like providing you meet the criteria. We are working in partnership with some fantastic sponsors so please do visit their websites to see what services they offer.

New Start Up of the Year (Sponsored by The Tired Mama Collection)

Must operate within Wales

Operating for less than 2 years

Things to consider when applying;

  • What are your notable achievements since your business started?
  • What are your plans for the future?
  • Has there been challenges in starting your business and if so, how did you overcome them?

Customer Excellence of the Year (Sponsored by Annette Barrett - Cook Stars Cardiff North and West)

Must operate within Wales

Must provide a service or activity directly and positively impacting children in Wales

Things to consider when applying;

  • How do you deliver customer excellence every time?
  • How do you keep the customer at the heart of your business culture?
  • Do your reviews reflect your level of service?
  • How often do you review your customer processes to ensure they meet the needs of the customer?
  • Do you offer your staff extensive customer service training to ensure every customer has a positive experience with you?

Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by GlitterBombRobo)

Must be based within Wales

Business must be provide an activity or service that directly and positively impacts children and families for a minimum of two years

Things to consider when applying;

  • How do you demonstrate entrepreneurship within your business?
  • What kind of innovation exists within your business to make it successful?
  • What are your biggest achievements to date?
  • How did you become an entrepreneur?
  • What makes your business different to others in your market?

Events and Party Services of the Year (Sponsored by Baby Love Groups!)

Must operate within Wales

Must provide events for children from birth to 16 years old or provide event services for children’s parties such as soft play hire, face paint, entertainment.

Things to consider when applying;

  • What makes your services special? What makes those little faces light up and smile because of you?
  • What are the benefits for children who attend your events or use your services at their parties?
  • What have been your notable achievements to date?
  • Does your business have an positive impact on the wider community?
  • What are your plans for the future?

Franchise of the Year (Sponsored by Andy Georgiou Franchise Consultancy)

Must operate within Wales

Must be a licensed franchisee operating a children’s activity or service

Things to consider when applying;

  • How do you make your classes or club stand out from the crowd?
  • How has being a franchisee helped you grow your business successfully?
  • What are your most notable achievements to date?

Independent of the Year (Sponsored by Mes Enfants Private Pre-School Nursery)

Must operate within Wales

Must be an independent or family run business providing a children’s activity or service

Things to consider when applying;

  • What challenges have you had to overcome as an independent business?
  • What are your most notable achievements to date?
  • What makes your business stand out from the crowd?
  • How do you stand up against big competitors?

Baby and Toddler Class of the Year (Sponsored by Peaches and Pink Babies and Childrenswear)

Must operate within Wales

Must provide classes for children aged between 0 – 3 years

Why are your classes beneficial for babies and/or toddlers?

Things to consider when applying;

  • What makes your classes special?
  • How do you support new parents/carers throughout the early years whilst in attendance at your classes?
  • Why do your customers keep coming back to you time and time again?
  • How do you know your classes are loved within the community?

Children’s Sports Club of the Year (Sponsored by Starfish Swim Academy)

Must operate within Wales

Must provide a sports or physical activity club for children aged between 3 – 16 years

Things to consider when applying;

  • What makes your club stand out from the rest?
  • How do you encourage children to lead and active and healthy life style?
  • What are the benefits for children who attend your classes/club?
  • How do you form links with parents to ensure engagement?
  • Does your club have a positive impact on the wider community?

Arts, Literature and Dance Club of the Year (Sponsored by Cerys Keneally's Primary Dance & Activity Provider Business Club)

Must operate within Wales

Must provide an arts, literature or dance related class/club for children aged between 3 – 16 years

Things to consider when applying;

  • What makes your club stand out from the rest?
  • How do you encourage your children to feel part of a team and to support each other?
  • What are the benefits for children who attend your classes/club?
  • How do you form links with parents to ensure engagement?
  • Does your club have a positive impact on the wider community?

Activity Centre of the Year (Sponsored by Mansys Projects)

Must be based within Wales

Must provide a facility or centre for children to learn, play and explore either indoors or outdoors

Things to consider when applying;

  • How does your activity centre encourage children to explore, play and learn?
  • What makes your activity centre stand out from the crowd?
  • How is your activity centre suitable for all the family? A designated baby area? Something for the older ones? Great coffee for the grownups?

Health & Wellbeing Outcomes of the Year (Sponsored by Daisy First Aid)

Must operate within Wales

Open to all businesses providing an activity or service for children in Wales

Things to consider when applying;

  • How does your business support the health & wellbeing of children in Wales?
  • What provisions do you have in place to promote inclusivity for all children?
  • Have you or any of your staff undergone specific training to help support children in this way?
  • What makes your service different to your competitors?

Business of the Year (Sponsored by Kabin Hire Ltd)

Must operate within Wales

Will be selected by the judges from the winners of all other categories

To find out more about the Awards and how to enter, contact us today

Why enter the Wales Childrens Awards?

Increase publicity and exposure for your business
Celebrate and recognise your achievements
Support your marketing and advertising campaigns
Rewarding your staff and valuing their hard work