The Judges

  • Alistair Bryce-Clegg

    The former head of a three-form-entry infant school and early years unit, Alistair set up early years consultancy ABC Does in 2009. He runs conferences and is the author of more than 20 books.

  • Sue Cowley

    An experienced educator and author specialising in behaviour and creative approaches to teaching, Sue is also a member of the management committee of her local preschool.

  • Emma Davis

    An Early Years Teacher and the manager of ‘outstanding’ preschool Busy Bees Ledbury, Emma is a qualified forest school leader and is working towards a Masters in Education (Early Childhood).

  • June O’Sullivan MBE

    The CEO of the London Early Years Foundation, June is an author and respected speaker, commentator and campaigner on a range of early years issues, social enterprise and child poverty.

  • James Hempsall OBE

    Director of Hempsall’s training, research and consultancy. James’ mission is to support everyone to make a success out of the challenges of early years and childcare policy

  • Jonny Keen

    Freelance writer and former nursery practitioner