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.

Finalist Stage

The finalist comments stage is nearly open, keep checking for further information.

Our charity partner for this event is:

Daycare (Private)

Kubby Daycare
Kubby Daycare
Kubby Day Nursery and Afterschool is right at the heart of the community in Kircubbin.  It has been established from 2005,  ...
Little Sprouts
Little Sprouts
Little Sprouts is a new afterschool setting in Portadown that opened in summer 2019. Since opening we have went from strength ...
Sticky Fingers Daycare
Sticky Fingers Daycare
More information to follow....
iKids
iKids
ikids is a purpose built day nursery in Newtownards. We cater for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are more than a ...
Bella Bambinos
Bella Bambinos
Bella Bambinos is a multi award winning,  family run day nursery in Dromore, County Down. At Bella Bambinos we strive to ...
Snuggles Daycare
Snuggles Daycare
At Snuggles, we know just how important it is to work closely with families to help their children grow and learn. We’re ...
Adventures Day Nursery
Adventures Day Nursery
Adventures Day Nursery is a private nursery catering for children from 8 weeks to 12 years old.  Our ethos is that every child ...
Petite Feet
Petite Feet
Petite Feet Day Nursery is a busy, fun filled setting based in Glengormley open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm.  Our aim is to ...

Community Daycare

Footprints Daycare
Footprints Daycare
Footprints award winning Daycare operates as a social enterprise ‘gifting’ it’s profits to grow and develop services for women ...
Ladybirds Playgroup
Ladybirds Playgroup
Ladybirds has been running for over 30 years, ladybirds is a registered charity and in an area of deprivation. Ladybirds ...
Surestart Bangor
Surestart Bangor
More information to follow....

Nursery / Pre-school

Inchmarlo
Inchmarlo
Inchmarlo Preparatory School Founded in 1917, Inchmarlo believes in promoting the spiritual, personal, social and academic ...
Humpty Dumpty Pre-School
Humpty Dumpty Pre-School
At Humpty Dumpty Preschool we strive to create a welcoming environment for children with approachable, friendly staff to help ...
Steeple Nursery Unit
Steeple Nursery Unit
Steeple Nursery School aims to provide a nurturing and happy environment for 156 preschool children, and their parents, to ...
Banbridge Nursery
Banbridge Nursery
Banbridge Nursery School is situated in a beautiful, semi-rural campus. Our entire team works tirelessly to ensure our very ...
Tiny Tots
Tiny Tots
Tiny Tots Pre-School is situated in Toome, Antrim. We believe Tiny Tots is the perfect setting to introduce your Tiny Tot to ...
Newtownards Nursery
Newtownards Nursery
Newtownards Nursery School is a place we hope children and parents can call a second home.  Everyone is part of our family.  ...
Bella Bambinos
Bella Bambinos
Bella Bambinos is a multi award winning,  family run day nursery in Dromore, County Down. At Bella Bambinos we strive to ...

Playgroup

Little Treasures
Little Treasures
Little Treasures Playgroup provide preschool education through a range of stimulating and challenging activities, allowing ...
Little Stars
Little Stars
Little Stars is a cross community Pre-School based in Killyleagh, Co-Down. We run both pre-school and pre-pre-school sessions. ...

Special Recognition

Kilcooley Womens Centre
Kilcooley Womens Centre
Our mission is to creative high quality affordable childcare, which will benefit every child and help them reach their full ...

Primary School

Carntall Primary School
Carntall Primary School
Situated in the heart of the Clogher Valley our picturesque setting and family centred ethos, provide an excellent environment ...
Brackenagh West Primary School
Brackenagh West Primary School
Brackenagh West Primary School is situated in the beautiful Mourne countryside, approximately two miles from Kilkeel, near the ...
Ben Madigan
Ben Madigan
Ben Madigan is the Preparatory School of Belfast Royal Academy, offering excellence in pre-school and primary education for ...
Seaview Primary School
Seaview Primary School
More information to follow....
Moyle Primary School
Moyle Primary School
Moyle Primary School is located in the Townlands Ward of Larne and has served Larne and beyond since 1957. The Moyle Family is ...
Towerview Primary School
Towerview Primary School
Towerview Primary School is situated in Bangor, Co Down. The new school is built at the edge of the town on the green belt and ...
Ballycraigy Primary School
Ballycraigy Primary School
Ballycraigy Primary school is a nurturing, right’s respecting school. Our school motto is ‘Learning for Life…Nurturing to ...
Inchmarlo
Inchmarlo
Inchmarlo Preparatory School Founded in 1917, Inchmarlo believes in promoting the spiritual, personal, social and academic ...
Poyntzpass Primary School
Poyntzpass Primary School
Poyntzpass P.S. is the first school in N.I.to achieve the award for an ‘Outstandingly Happy School’ recognised by the ‘Art of ...
Fairview Primary School
Fairview Primary School
Fairview Primary School is an award winning primary school in Ballyclare.  We have over 500 pupils, who ETI (2019) described ...
Victoria Park Primary School
Victoria Park Primary School
More information to follow....
Saints and Scholars Primary School
Saints and Scholars Primary School
More information to follow....
Strandtown Primary School
Strandtown Primary School
Strandtown Primary School is an inclusive and nurturing school within a culturally rich and diverse community. We are a school ...

Special Schools

Kilronan School
Kilronan School
Situated in Magherafelt, Kilronan is a school for children aged 3 to 19 who have severe learning difficulties.  Our motto is ...

Teacher (Nursery / Primary School)

Mrs Debbie Moore
Mrs Debbie Moore
Hi my name is Debbie Moore, I have worked at Newtownards Nursery School for 4 years.  I am enthusiastic and very passionate ...
Heather Wilson
Heather Wilson
I’m Heather and I have worked in Steeple Nursery School as a Nursery Assistant for the past 5 years.  I have always loved ...
Jean Campbell
Jean Campbell
Jean Campbell is a very dedicated member of staff at Steeple Nursery School. She has worked as the clerical officer for the ...
Gina Corr
Gina Corr
I’m Gina and I have been a Nursery Assistant in Steeple Nursery School since 2003.  I love children and am very passionate ...
Johnathan Bleakley
Johnathan Bleakley
Mr Bleakley is an outstanding teacher, catering for the needs of every child in his class with great enthusiasm. He is adored ...
Mrs Hinds
Mrs Hinds
I’m Jenny and I have been teaching in Steeple Nursery School for 4 years. When a young child exclaims “I did it!” I know there ...
Nicola Blain
Nicola Blain
I have been teaching since 2008 with the majority of my time in early years. I moved to Moyle Nursery Unit 2 years ago, ...

Classroom Assistant

Claire Hughes
Claire Hughes
More information to follow....

Afterschool

Little Sprouts
Little Sprouts
Little Sprouts is a new afterschool setting in Portadown that opened in summer 2019. Since opening we have went from strength ...
Allsorts Afterschool (Moyle Primary School)
Allsorts Afterschool (Moyle Primary School)
Mary’s involvement with Moyle Primary School started as a parent and she began volunteering at the school over 18 years ago as ...
St. Joseph’s After School Club
St. Joseph’s After School Club
More information to follow....

Goldstar Awards

Bens Ice Cream Studio
Bens Ice Cream Studio
BEN’S is an Ice Cream parlour situated in Toome Co. Antrim. We sell Ice Cream, Sweets, Coffee and many other sweet treats. ...
Mace Woolseys
Mace Woolseys
Scotch Street Filling Station is located in the village of Scotch Street, just outside Portadown in Co. Armagh.  The shop was ...
Little Stars Nursery
Little Stars Nursery
Little Stars Day Nursery aims to provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment for all children in their care and this ...
Denture Care Express
Denture Care Express
More information to follow....

Dad of the Year (Details announced on the night)

Mum of the Year

Jude Armstrong
Jude Armstrong
My name is Jude Armstrong and I live in Newtownabbey with my husband and my three beautiful sons – Connor, Mason and ...

Charity

Stars Autism Project
Stars Autism Project
More information to follow....
Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity UK is a local independent charity founded in 2013 and supports children, young people, families, educators and ...

Activity for Mums and Kids

Pretzel Play
Pretzel Play
Pretzel Play™  is a specialist company focusing on promoting kids’ wellbeing, resilience, positive mental health and ...
Calm with Carole
Calm with Carole
I started CALM in July 2018, to inspire children, young people and adults to be the best version of themselves. Together we ...
Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
At Bear necessities we just thrive on seeing happy smiling kids! We aim to try and bring a little bit of magic & fun into ...
Sing and Sign Northern Ireland
Sing and Sign Northern Ireland
Sing and Sign is the UK’s longest-running baby signing programme, currently celebrating its 20th year. Developed alongside ...

Grandmother of the Year

Deborah Dempster
Deborah Dempster
More information to follow....

Principal - Primary School

Dr Hazel Edwards
Dr Hazel Edwards
My name is Hazel and I’ve been teaching for 34 years, 17 of which as Principal. My life’s aim is to make sure each child in my ...

Principal - Special School

Alison Millar
Alison Millar
I have had the honour of being Principal of Kilronan for the past eleven years.  I am totally committed to ensuring that the ...

Principal - Pre-School / Nursery

Aine Harvey
Aine Harvey
More information to follow....
Mrs Dunne
Mrs Dunne
I’m Jo and I’ve been Principal and Teacher at Newtownards Nursery School for almost 8 years.  My own experiences ...
Zelda Scarlett
Zelda Scarlett
I’m Zelda and I have been teaching in Steeple Nursery School for 18 years and have had the privilege of being Principal for ...

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