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The Award - Early Years

The submission process

Once Early Years settings have completed all criteria for one theme for Bronze, an extra theme plus Staff Wellbeing for Silver and all three themes for Gold; evidence can be submitted towards achieving an award.

Action plan templates need to be completed and uploaded along with the additional evidence that is outlined in the action plan for each theme.

Please note that themes can be worked on in any order depending on a setting’s priorities.  You don’t have to apply for awards in order, you may choose to go straight for Silver or Gold award.

The three award themes are: Active Lives, Healthy Food and Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) and Emotional Health & Wellbeing theme.  Find out more about each theme and download action plans by registering to take part and logging in to the Early Years section.

The Award - Early Years

Submission dates

There will be 3 submission dates during the academic years 2021-22.

Online award submission date Settings notified of achievement or further evidence requested no later than
Academic Year 2022-23
21st January 2022 18th February 2022
29th April 2022 27th May 2022
16th September 2022 7th October 2022

Bronze

To achieve the Bronze award, all criteria for one theme needs to be completed and uploaded into the action plan templates. Additional evidence identified in bold in the action plan also needs to be uploaded.

 

Silver

To achieve the Silver award, all criteria for two themes need to be completed and uploaded into the action plan templates. Additional evidence identified in bold in the action plan also needs to be uploaded.  The Staff Wellbeing criteria also needs to be met.

Gold

To achieve the Gold award, all criteria for all four themes need to be completed and evidence uploaded into the action plan templates.  Additional evidence identified in bold in the action plan also needs to be uploaded.  The Staff Wellbeing criteria needs to be met and maintained.