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 recently qualified Early Years Practitioners and students whose practice goes ‘above and beyond’. Created in memory of former JCCT team member, Wilma Allan, the award celebrates the actions of hardworking, unassuming achievers who constantly deliver, something that Wilma was known for noticing.


Early Years Managers and parents can nominate a student or practitioner who has professionally stood out to them in some way. It could be their superb communication skills, their consistent energy and enthusiasm to create safe, fun, engaging nursery days with children or something else that has made a real difference to children.

Easy to Nominate

Tell us who you are nominating and why by calling or emailing Kate at the Trust on 629901 or email kate@jcct.org.je before the end of the summer term.

Those nominated will be contacted by us to find out more. They will be invited to submit photos, supporting statements, a short film clip or written submission to show:

  • What they do
  • Why they do it
  • What difference they think they make

The Process and Presentation

All nominations are considered by our Judging Panel with finalists and nominators invited to a special reception at Government House in November. Announced on the night and presented by our Patrons, the Award consists of:

  • The Wilma Allan engraved medal
  • £500 for the winner to spend on their own professional development opportunities
  • £500 for the nursery to spend on toys and resources

Previous Winners

2023 – Natalie Lempriere, Nestling Day Care

2022 – Sunny Hansford, Little Squirrel’s Nursery

2021 – Rosie Gaffney, 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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