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. 

Finalists can access and download forms etc HERE, you will need to request the password from the team at Families First.

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. 

Our charity partner for this event is:

Northern Ireland and Ireland Daycare Awards

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:

WORKING WITH PARENTS AWARD
Open to services or projects that support parents to enhance their understanding of their children learning and development, ...
NURSERY TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD
We are looking to acknowledge and reward exceptional commitment to training and developing staff. The Award could go to an ...
FOREST DAYCARE
This Award will be made to the daycare which can demonstrate their focus on developing personal, social and emotional life ...
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 ...
NURSERY OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AWARD
This award will be made to the nursery which has, in the view of the judges, created an outdoor ‘living classroom’ that ...
NURSERY INDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AWARD
This Award will be won by the nursery which has created an environment that most inspires and excites children. The entry will ...

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:

ICT TEACHER AWARD
Taking a look at teachers working within the Information, Communications and Technology subjects within our schools.  We want ...
PHYSICAL EDUCATION / SPORTS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
This award will recognise teachers working within the physical education/sports departments within our education system.  ...
SCHOOLS HEALTH AND WELL BEING AWARD
Open to school settings, that have worked to improve the physical health and/or emotional well being of children families and staff....
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.    ...

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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