Essex Mums Awards – Nominations

The nominations for the fourth Essex Mums Awards are now up and running! Please help us to recognise the people and things that make family life more enjoyable in Essex.

Nominate as many as you want in each category – the top ten with the most nominations will go through to the next stage and be voted on in June. If you are not sure of who to nominate in a category, just leave it blank.

Please share with your friends and help us make these awards great!

Want to see who won last year? Check out the Essex Mums Love… section for the winners.


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Best Baby Group/Class

Best Toddler Group/Class

Best Group/Class for young children

Best Group/Class for older children

Best Group/Class for Teenagers

Best Group/Class for Children with a disability

Best Baby and Toddler Group (informal, non-termly payments)

Best Independent Group/Class (non-franchise)

Best New Group/Class

Best Out-of-School Hours Childcare/Club

Best Support Group

Best Sports Club

Best Swim School

Best Holiday Camp or Club

Outstanding Group/Class Leader

Best Place to Eat for Families

Best Day Out – Indoors

Best Day Out – Outdoors

Best Soft Play Centre

Best Museum

Best Event

Best Event (Easter)

Best Event (Summer)

Best Event (Halloween)

Best Event (Christmas)

Best Party Entertainer

Best Soft Play/Bouncy Castle Hire Company

Best Cakes or Cupcakes

Best Kids' Clothes Shop (on or offline)

Best Local Shop for Babies or Children

Best National or Chain Shop for Babies/Children (not clothes)

Best Baby/Child Product

Best Product for Families

Best Family Photographer

Best Fitness Class for Parents

Best Nursery/Pre-School

Special mention for contribution to the local community


  1. Completely amazing entertainment! Would always recommend Silly Tilly from the ‘only way is entertainment’ hours of fun fun fun!!

  2. I vote Dodo Pad for Best Family Product – ok, I’m biased but it is the best diary /family organiser for keeping tabs on everyone’s activities and appointments. And it’s fun to use too 🙂

  3. Dinky Dragons & EKA fitness are a fabulous family run group. They care about their groups, educate the children and take pride in building and inspiring confidence in children. Amazing group who fully deserve recognition.

  4. Moo Music is absolutely brilliant! It has enhanced our lives and we sing every day because of it. My children have grown in confidence because of it. Love MOO MUSIC ❤🐮🎶

  5. Cherished Little Monkeys is really great and the owner Toni is very helpful with information and ideas for whatever you need. I loved my end result and it’s beautiful. Thank you

  6. Jkg fitness is a superb family fun organisation. He does classes for women only (after school run) classes for kids with disabilities and is so good and pushes you to be the best you can.

  7. Saffron Walden fitness has been built on sheer hard work, passion and drive that is shown by how this business has grown. The owner works incredibly hard to motivate so many people inside and outside of her studio with an amazing amount of fun and spirit. She is innovative, passionate and deserves every accolade that comes her way.

  8. Perfect museum for children on both wet and sunny days with intriguing exhibits and as much interactivity as you could want.

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