The Doncaster Mumbler Awards celebrate the best of Doncaster’s family friendly businesses and individuals who make a difference for parents in our town.
Here is a reminder of the categories! Those who receive MOST nominations in each category will go through to the final for voting!
Mumblers’ Favourite Children’s Retailer – Sponsored by Lakeside Village
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/Pre-School – Sponsored by Families Information Service
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/pre-school 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/pre-school and its name, rather than just stating the group to which it belongs.
Mumblers’ Favourite Class or Activity – Sponsored by Edwards & Walker Opticians
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.
“Eating out with the Kids” Award – Sponsored by The Woolmarket Doncaster
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. They may not have been able to open for the past few months, but let them know how much they’ve been missed!
Mumblers’ Favourite Party Provider – Sponsored by Arnold Clark
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. Especially during lockdown, if they may have come to the rescue virtually, give them a huge THANKYOU by nominating them.
Teacher/Child Practitioner of the Year – Sponsored by Cirque
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 that you include a full explanation on the nomination form.
Mumblers’ Favourite Children’s Attraction/Day Out – Sponsored by Visit Doncaster
We have so many amazing attractions and days out in Doncaster. Let us know your favourite! Who have you missed during lockdown? Where can you not wait to go to again! This may be a soft play area, a garden or museum, a playground, farm or anywhere else you like to take your family for a trip out. Tell us what you love about it and why it’s your favourite.
Childminder/Nanny of the Year – Sponsored by Atherton Godfrey Solicitors
This award recognises 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. Please make sure that you include a full explanation on the nomination form as the winner in this category will be voted by a panel of Mumbler judges.
Ante-natal/Post-natal support worker or volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Family Hubs
This award recognises those individuals who help really make that difference both pre and post natal. These can be midwives, health visitors, doulas, social workers, and volunteers who have made an impact on your pre and post natal journey.
Healthy & Active Kids Award – Sponsored by Doncaster: Host of the Rugby League World Cup 2021
This award celebrates those individuals and companies who really contribute to helping our kids live a healthier and more active lifestyle. In a world where our children are the least active generation in history, this award really recognises those who are trying to encourage physical exercise and healthy eating.