Award Categories

Mumblers' Favourite Children's Retailer

Who is your favourite Children's shop? This may be an independent shoe shop, clothes shop, toy shop, sweet shop or even a kiosk or stall. We want to know who is the best at retailing to the children's market. Have they dealt with challenging toddlers well or gone above and beyond when sourcing an item? This is your chance to let them know what you think.

Mumblers' Favourite Day Nursery

Trusting someone else to take care of your children is a difficult decision to make however we regularly hear from Mumblers just how great the childcare provision in our area is. This category is to celebrate the nursery that Mumblers love the most. Should your nominated nursery be part of a multiple provider, please ensure that you specify the location of the nursery and its name, rather than just stating the group to which it belongs. Any nominations of nursery groups will not be considered.

Mumblers' Favourite Pre-School

Pre-schools are wonderful for getting your youngsters ready for the transition into "big school" and we want to recognise those who are going above and beyond your expectations. Please nominate in this category if you want to let your child's pre-school know that you really appreciate the work that they are doing in caring for and preparing our children for school.

Mumblers' Favourite Class or Activity

We are very fortunate in our area that there are so many classes and activities for children. Does your child enjoy a specific sports class, movement and dance, music and singing, craft or anything else? We want to know which class is your favourite and which one keeps your child interested and involved.

Mumblers' Favourite Children's Attraction

This may be a soft play area, a garden or museum, a playground or anywhere else you like to take your family for a trip out.

"Eating out with the Kids"

This category recognises that there are many places where you can eat out with the kids. Pubs, restaurants, cafes, children centres, gyms and many more, if they can provide refreshments for families we want to hear about it.

Mumblers' Favourite Party Provider

We have all been to countless children's parties but some are head and shoulders above the rest. In this category you can tell us which ones have been the most memorable. It may be a venue, a company or an individual who has really made your child's big day special.

Business parent of the year

The number of entrepreneurial mums & dads on Harrogate Mumbler is staggering and this category recognises their hard work and determination to make a go of their business enterprises during the past 12 months whilst still juggling family life. Nominations can be for any parent who runs their own business in our locality, someone who has provided you with a great product or service and who you think deserves a bit of recognition.

Please note: We would like to recognise a new person each year so this Mumbler Award is not open to previous winners.

Childminder/Nanny of the year

This award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has really made a difference as a nanny or childminder. For those who need the flexibility of a nanny or childminder they can really make a difference. This is your opportunity to say "thank you" for their efforts.

Teacher/Child Practitioner of the year

This award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has really made a difference. It may be a teacher or TA, a member of staff at a nursery; and this is your opportunity to say "thank you" for their efforts. Please make sure you make sure that you include a full explanation on the nomination form.