Midnight Moon Awards

Every year, the Banana Moon network comes together to celebrate the hard work, dedication and accomplishments of our nurseries. Truly the pinnacle of our events calendar, the Midnight Moon Awards are a night of great entertainment. Each year, we enjoy stunning venues, famous hosts, wonderful food, live music and the chance to mix with the network.

2023 Winners

About the awards

At Banana Moon, we work tirelessly to deliver the highest possible standards of care. We know we play an important role as part of families and communities across the UK.

The Midnight Moon Awards therefore celebrate and reward best practice in childcare, paying special recognition to the nurseries that have gone the extra mile to create the best experience for the children in our care.

Award criteria include nurseries that emonstrate exemplary practice, and show the children they can dream big. What’s more, we showcase nurseries that bring new ideas to the table to create a spectacular experience for children, parents and staff alike.

We also take the time to reflect on the exciting goings-on at Banana Moon HQ throughout the year.

Our 2023 Midnight Moon Award winners

Our Midnight Moon Awards categories range from Social Media User of the Year, all the way through to the much-coveted Nursery of the Year award. Find out below which nurseries and individuals were highly celebrated at the 2023 Midnight Moon Awards!

Nursery of the Year

Chipping Norton

Over the Moon

Jayne Garbutt - Catterick

Franchisee of the Year

Matthew Sammons - Catterick

Social Media User Of The Year


Nursery Management Team of the Year

Nunhead 2

Early Years Professional of the Year

Nicole Green - Mirfield

Nursery of the Year

The pinnacle of each Midnight Moon Awards is the prestigious Nursery of the Year award.

It’s an award for excellence in all areas: achieving top marks in audits and ensuring every policy and procedure is followed. The criteria also includes attending regular training, advocating the Banana Moon curriculum, and championing our brand.

Previous winners have included new nurseries that truly hit the ground running in their first year and long-established nurseries that excel in every area.

2018 recap

The 2018 Midnight Moon Awards were an elegant affair. We enjoyed electrifying live music and a very special host: England Rugby World Cup winner Matt Dawson.

Watch our recap of the magnificent night here!

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2019 recap

The 2019 Midnight Moon Awards went bigger and better than ever before. With magical entertainment, live music and a delicious dinner, everyone was ready to hit the dance floor and party until the moon went down.

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2020 recap

We’re nothing if not resourceful at Banana Moon. So, if you thought a global pandemic would stop us from celebrating our annual Midnight Moon Awards, think again!

In 2020, the Midnight Moon Awards came to living rooms across the UK. We all jumped on Zoom to award some incredible Banana Moon nurseries…and begin the countdown to our next in-person event!

2021 recap

A much-needed reunion following the whirlwind of 2020, the 2021 Midnight Moon Awards event was the epitome of the Banana Moon spirit. The room was alive, with lots of laughter as everyone danced the night away – after awarding some brilliant nurseries, of course!

Watch our recap and see if you can spot our hosts – familiar faces Dick and Dom!

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2022 recap

Our 2022 Midnight Moon Awards ceremony was an all-singing, all-dancing, circus-themed spectacle: The Greatest Showmoon.

Roll up, roll up – watch our recap of this dazzling event here!

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2023 recap

Our 2023 Midnight Moon Awards was a skitacular night – if we do say so ourselves!

The night consisted of an ice-cool après-ski-themed celebration, with Stephen Mulhern being our chalet host. The Banana Moon Franchise family put their ski gear on, and soaked up the atmosphere in Val d’Edgbaston, with wonderful food, mesmerising entertainment and not to forget the “piste” de resistance: our awards.

Watch our recap to see the transformed winter wonderland, complete with cosy lodge vibes and snowy slopes – we had snow much fun!

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