Families First General Awards
March, 28th, 2020 | Titanic Belfast

THE FAMILIES FIRST GENERAL AWARDS promise to be a night filled with pride and honour. A full evening offering gourmet food, a ceremony showcasing the best within the family industry, and dancing into the night.

Stay tuned for more information, coming soon. 

Nominate someone

The nomination process is now open!

To find out more about each award, and in order to nominate a person or business for an award, please click onto the award and fill in our nomination form. 

You can now nominate personal and professional service providers in any of the following categories:

Childcare and day nurseries

A massive part of  the Families First Awards is the childcare / day nurseries honours, find detailed below a breakdown of some of our categories and what we are looking for:

SCHOOL HELPING PUPILS ACHIEVE THEIR BEST
Looking for strengths in their pupils and encouraging them to achieve what they are capable of.    ...
OVERALL WINNER
This award is for the best nursery overall. the winner will have created the very best environment to promote the highest ...
INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
Open to services or projects that promote equality of opportunity and the best outcomes for all children, regardless of ethnic ...
HEALTH AND WELL BEING AWARD
Open to early years settings, services and projects that have worked to improve the physical health and/or emotional well ...
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT/SERVICE TO CHILDCARE AWARD
This award recognizes the person who has dedicated a significant portion of is or her lie to creating an outstanding service ...
OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
This award will go the the nursery that has enthusiastically embraced th drive to introduce measures to become ecofriendly as ...
INDOOR LEARNING
This will be awarded to the nursery which has created an environment that most inspires and excites children. The entry will ...
NURSERY OPERATIONS
This will be awarded to someone who has shown exceptional vision and leadership across the settings and through these ...
NURSERY GROUP OF THE YEAR
This award will be open to groups with two or more settings. Designed to recognise a forward thinking group, which has shown ...
NURSERY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
This will be awarded to someone within the setting whose personality and energy has made a real difference in ways that are ...

Schools

Within our award ceremony, we are shining a light on various schools who have made a massive difference to the pupils who attend them. During our judging process each school will receive a visit from our representative and all comments received about your school will be reviewed by our judging panel. Our schools categories include the following:

TEACHERS AND CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS
The Families First Awards also showcase inspirational teaching and classroom staff within our primary schools. These ...
BEST IRISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Offering a mainstream education to those families who choose to educate their children in an Irish language environment. ...
BEST SPECIAL SCHOOL
Looking after those pupils in our communities who need specialist help and education.    ...
OVERALL BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL
Looking for the best primary school encompassing all of the above attributes.    ...
SCHOOL NURTURING ABILITY
Every child is different, and some children require more nurturing to bring out their best.    ...
SCHOOL WITH BEST OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
There are cases where outdoor learning can be as important as what is learned in the classroom.    ...
SCHOOL DEMONSTRATING INCLUSIVE PRACTICES
Our local schools are more and more becoming multi-cultural environments, we look at a school who embraces this.    ...
SCHOOL COMMITTED TO ONLINE SAFETY
Highlighting the importance of online safety in today’s modern age.    ...
SCHOOL PROMOTING EQUALITY, TOLERANCE & RESPECT
Making sure all pupils are recognised and treated with respect regardless of race, gender, sexuality or background.    ...
SCHOOL THAT INSPIRES THROUGH MUSIC
A school with an emphasis on the benefits of music through instruments and singing, individually and as part of a choir. ...

Goldstars & Personal Awards

Within our award categories, we also present awards to people and businesses who have shone bright with the family industry or home. These awards can include:

GOLDSTAR AWARDS
At each ceremony we present a number of Goldstar awards in recognition of excellence, categories include: – Giving ...
INSPIRATIONAL PERSON
This person has proved themselves to be an inspiration to others, someone to look up-to. This individual may have overcome ...
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Over the past decade we have discovered that women play a massive part in pushing forward family issues within our sector, we ...
GRANDPARENTS OF THE YEAR
Grandparents are often the cornerstone of modern family, not only offering child-minding but also emotional support to new or ...
MUM OF THE YEAR & DAD OF THE YEAR
We receive literally hundreds of nominations for these categories each year, and many of the stories would turn the hardest ...

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