Our Awards

Our annual awards recognise the outstanding actions of students, practitioners and supporters that make the biggest difference for children and families in Jersey.

Our Student Awards

Our Award for Professionalism is presented by the Jersey Child Care Trust to the winner, a graduand of the Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies at the University College Jersey’s annual Graduation Ceremony.

The Jersey Child Care Trust’s annual award for best practice is awarded to one outstanding student on the CACHE Level 3 in Early Education and Care at Highlands College.

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2020/21 Award Ceremony

The Wilma Allan Award

Our Annual Wilma Allan Award recognises students and recently qualified early years practitioners who go ‘above and beyond’ for children and families. Created in memory of our former JCCT colleague, Wilma Allan who noticed the actions of hardworking, unassuming achievers who constantly delivered, candidates nominated by childcare leaders with the final decision awarded by a judging panel.

Winners of the prestigious award demonstrate exemplary practice, are tuned into the needs of children and families, always looking at ways to improve their knowledge and skills.

How to Nominate

Childcare leaders can nominate any student or recently qualified early year’s practitioner by simply telling us their name and what they have done. Either phone Kate at the Trust on 629901 or email kate@jcct.org.je before the end of the summer term.

The Process

The judging panel meet in September to decide the winner with the award presented at a prestigious event. For the past five years our Patron, Lady Dalton has presented the award at a Government House reception.

Winners receive an engraved medal, professional training and development to the value of £500 plus £500 worth of toys and resources for the setting that nominated them.

Previous Winners

2021 – Rosie Gafney, Centre Point Trust

2020 – Lilla Tarjani, Village Pre School

2019 – Honor Butel, Little Oaks

2018 – Sarah Hampton Smith, Cheeky Monkeys at Durrell

2016 – Niamh Elliott, Leeward Day Nursery

2015 – Lucy Goddard, La Petite Ecole

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