Herts for Learning (HfL) has been announced as a winner in the Early Years category of the 2019 Education Resources Awards (ERA) at a ceremony in Birmingham.
Following the judging of the Awards, HfL has been named winner in the Early Years Resource or Equipment category with Places to Play every Day. HfL’s Making the Difference Toolkit was also a finalist in this category.
The awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. The ERA's aims to encourage the raising of educational services and product standards throughout the industry and is recognised throughout the sector as the accolade of excellence.
Judges thought Places to Play Every Day was a great - priced resource with high quality photos that will transform practice in early year’s settings, including, nurseries and childminders. Judges loved the audit tool, plus guidance books with examples of good practice to engage, motivate and inspire young learners aged two to five.
On hearing that Places to Play Every Day had won the award, Mireille MacRaild, Education Services Director – Early Years, at Herts for Learning said:
“We are delighted that the Places to Play Every Day publications have been recognised as a high-quality resource for practitioners working with children of this age in whatever kind of setting.
“The guidance and audit tools have been produced taking into account the needs of practitioners and teachers, I hope this shows that we try to listen and respond to the needs of the Early Years workforce we support. The aim is that the content is clear and easy to digest so that staff working with young children are able to have something to hand that will inspire and enable them to create an effective learning environment that supports development for children across the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.”
Organised by The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), ERA are now in their 19th successful year and are firmly established as the premier annual event to celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.
The awards took place at The National Conference Centre in Birmingham on Friday.
To find out more about Places to Play Every Day please visit: www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/resources