Essex Mums Awards – Nominations

***** 2022 NOMINATIONS CLOSE JUNE 24TH *****

The nominations for the 2022 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 service for Parents or Families
Best Local Shop for Babies or Children
Best National or Chain Shop for Babies/Children (not clothes)
Best Independent Online Shop
Best Product for Families
Best Family Photographer
Best Fitness Class for Parents
Best Nursery, Pre-School or Childminder
Best blog
Special mention for contribution to the local community


  1. Wonderful to encourage local service providers who make such a difference to the community

  2. Sparkle and Dream offer, in my view, the absolute best in children’s entertainment. Any Disney Princess you want will turn up, perform and entertain your kids from start to finish. So professional, so organised and nothing is too much trouble.

  3. Mae eye care in Avon road Upminster is brilliant they go beyond their duty to care for you make sure you have the right glasses and always friendly and polite and willing to fix or help with glasses if needed without appointment and always give you gifts with your glasses they are fantastic and should win 🏅

  4. Raspberry Flare Photography/ Graphic Keepsakes/ Photo Retouching. Amy and Sophie are an amazing sister partnership offering bespoke lifestyle and studio and lots of Taylor made packages. They give a very personal and relaxed approach to all their customers.

  5. Baby sensory Braintree area Helen Whiting is such a devoted leader of her classes, for 10 years she has put her heart and sole into her baby sensory classes and mummies come back with each baby they have. She adores her babies and they enjoy the classes so much. Happy babies happy mummies. 💕🥰

  6. Fusion Performers Dance & Drama School has amazing classes. Really boost up my kids confidence as well as their skills. Highly recommended x

  7. Frankie Doodles is a up and coming business for baby and childrens clothing. Great value and fantastic quality!!

  8. Boogie beats is enjoyable and a lot of fun for the babies and toddlers. The parents enjoy the interaction between them and their children. Highly recommended 😀

  9. MOVE NEST for Best Fitness Class for Parents running BubbaCise classes in Harlow so I can bring my little one to my fitness class without the hassle of childcare.

  10. Jenjb Photography is amazing. Pictures are gorgeous and captures families beautifully. Always hardworking, accommodating and has such reasonable rates. Really loves her work and people. She should win family photographer award for sure x

  11. Barleylands is a wonderful nurturing environment with different activities each week. All the group leaders do a fantastic job , but Stella is a different league! She is the most warm welcoming person who engages with the children and make’s Wednesday mornings something to look forward too

  12. Clare from Mini Swim Stars I’d a patient and friendly swim coach and her team members are just as great totally recommend her swim school 5☆’s

  13. A lovely compassionate caring person Hilfra makes everyone feel special has connection and guidence understands us mums and babys needs and concerns makes each individual feel connected and feel good about themselves never judged do what feels comfortable for you.

  14. Absolutely LOVE Moo Music Chelmsford
    Carly and Rowen have been truly amazing during this lock down period and have kept us all dancing and singing!

    They deserve to win all and recognised for the truly talented and caring entertainers they are!

  15. Hannah of Night Nannies is second to none. The service is outstanding. All nannies are vetted, DBS checked insured & paediatric first aid trained. The nannies are very professional & discreet. I would wholeheartedly recommend Night Nannies Essex 5*

  16. We absolutely love Moo Music Chelmsford with Carley and Rowen it is truly a family fun filled show! They put their hearts and souls into everything they do. Whilst in lock down they have entertained all on Face book and are so much fun! My children love them!
    I highly recommend them

  17. Daisyfirstaid. Consistently good advice. We have learnt so much. The content is friendly, professional and above all essential ! Information that everybody that has children or works with them needs to know.
    Thank you Daisyfirstaid x

  18. The Party Kingdom, Wickford. Amazing value for money! Totally captures the whole Christmas experience for kids with the atmospheric scenery and props. All the staff are professional and friendly and engage fully in giving the kids a great time. Very proud that this is local.

  19. Small Monsters is a great soft play centre. Good location, and a chance to tire your kids out while mums have a coffee. The owners & staff are friendly, work hard arranging parties and supplying good food. Totally Recommended

  20. Big Swim Little Swim should definitely win the category for Best Swim School. Liz and her team are all amazing teachers, patient and have done so much for my daughter’s confidence in the water. She has improved so much in such a short space of time!

  21. Big Swim Little Swim should definitely win the category for Best Swim School. Liz and her team are all amazing teachers, patient and have done so much for my daughter’s confidence in the water. She has improved so much in such a short space of time!

  22. Big Swim Little Swim should definitely win the category for Best Swim School. Liz and her team are all amazing teachers, patient and have

  23. From a child that would even be splashed in the face with water to a child that will not stay on top of the water always diving down under,Lynne from cygnets is amazing

  24. Amaze swim is a lovely swim class. Hannah has blossomed and loves swimming. She is only 6 and has just swam 860 meters when on holiday. That would not have been possible without such good teachers!

  25. Sport-Star for best holiday club keeping children entertained and supporting working parents over the holidays

  26. Sounds right is fab, I have taken both of my children regularly on a sat and it’s a great way to start the weekend, it’s great educational fun and i have learnt lots too!

    Angela’s swim school is also great and my daughter has learnt lots since being there. Small classes with great teachers

  27. Super Mumma Fitness – best mum and baby classes! Lianne is a fantastic instructer and explains the exercises so well especially with the core exercises. Really feel like you are working out in the right way and toning up 🙂

  28. Steve sausage children’s entertainer is brilliant.he includes the children and adults in his party and everyone goes home happy and smiling and don’t stop talking about what a good time they have had.check his website

  29. Jester is absolutely amazing. The children love him. The mum’s and dads praise him highly. It’s a No brainer his the best 👍

  30. Daisy First Aid does such an important job..literally life saving
    Fantastic advice by personable dedicated teachers Chloe and Angela
    Simply the Best..!!

  31. Vikki is amazing with the babies, endless patience, and always smiling and calm. Photos are outstanding quality

  32. Emily Shead puts so much preparation and thought into Fairytale Tots – a very special independent group. X

  33. Little Squigglers is brilliant. Always something different to explore in the messy play sections and lots of fun doing the crafts each week

  34. Super Mumma Fitness classes are fantastic! I really enjoy them! Love the fact I can get fit with my baby, and it’s great for meeting other mums. Lianne is a great instructor, I like how she made me feel at ease about getting back into exercise (as I was very unfit and bit nervous!)… she tailors the exercises to each mums needs. It’s my weekly feel good fix!

  35. Really interesting to read little miss Eden roses blogs. Always get an honest review about a variety of places and events around Essex. Top blogger!

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  37. Sarah Cassidy who runs Music Bugs classes in Romford is absolutely fantastic! Good luck Sarah x

  38. Sounds Right – Phonic’s is a brilliant and fun way for pre school children and infant school children to learn.

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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 ❤??

  44. 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.

  45. 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 🙂

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

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