Places to Play Every Day – Nursery World 2017 Staff Resources Award Winners

    Published: 29 September 2017

    Nursery world awardsPlaces to Play Every Day, the Early Years resource published by Herts for Learning (HfL), received the Best Staff Resource Award at this year’s Nursery World Awards on Saturday 23rd September.

    The Nursery World Award comes just two months after the resource received the Early Years Excellence 2017 4 star prize at the first ever Teach Early Years magazine’s Early Years Excellence Awards.

    The annual Nursery World Awards celebrate best practice in Early Years and aims to raise the profile of the sector. This year’s awards, took place at The Brewery, London on Saturday 23rd September, and saw over 20 awards presented.

    Commenting after receiving this second award, Lucky Khera, Lead Early Years adviser at HfL who led the development of Places to Play Every said:

    I am absolutely overjoyed and delighted that Places to Play Every Day is the winner of the Best Staff Resource at this year’s prestigious Nursery World awards. It is an honour to receive this second national recognition, especially in such a short period of time. I am thrilled that this resource continues to have such as positive impact on helping practitioners to further develop their provision to benefit our youngest children.”

    HfL Education Services Director for Early Years, Mireille MacRaild added:

    We are so proud that Places to Play Every Day has won Best Staff Resource in the Nursery World Awards. The HfL Early Years team strive hard to deliver high-quality materials that enable staff to provide effective learning environments that will support the development of children across the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.”

    Since the launch of the publications in October 2016, more than 500 copies of the guidance books and more than 400 of the audits have been purchased from the HfL shop and used in Early Years settings across UK.

    Places to Play Every Day is only available to purchase from Herts for Learning, the UK’s largest schools company; a not for profit organisation dedicated to raising standards and improving teaching and learning, that provides high-quality teaching, learning, leadership and business support services and resources to schools and education settings in Hertfordshire and beyond. To purchase the multi-award winning Places to Play Every Day, please visit the Herts for Learning online shop at:

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