Essex Mums Awards – Nominations


The nominations for the 2021 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 ‘Lockdown’ Class
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 ‘Lockdown’ Event
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 Baby/Child Product
Best Product for Families
Best Family Photographer
Best Fitness Class for Parents
Best Nursery/Pre-School
Best ‘Lockdown’ Business
Best blog
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.

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

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

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  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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

  20. 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 🙂

  21. 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

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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

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

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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*

  33. 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!

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