Spring Awards - 9th March 2019 - Belfast

Go on, make someones day!  The Families First Awards have become the go-to recommendation for the family industry in Northern Ireland and beyond.  This is your opportunity to tell the world about someone or maybe a business or service provider who has made your family life that little bit easier. 

Our awards ceremonies are full gala evenings packed with great entertainment, gourmet food, and of course huge amounts of pride.  They’ve become synonymous across the country with integrity whilst offering industry wide support.

Make your voice heard, and help us recognise those who deserve it.

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Best Afterschools

Climbing Tree

161 Connsbrook Avenue Belfast

Best Community Day Care

Bright Sparks

239, Newtownards Road Belfast

Bulrush Community Daycare


Mencap Childrens Centre

5 School Road Newtownbreda Belfast

St Marys parent and toddler

824 Shore Road

Best Daycare

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Best Daycare
Adventures Day Nursery

146, Glen Road Belfast

Articlave Day Nursery

St Pauls Road Articlave Coleraine

Busy Kids

3, Annaghmore Road Coalisland

iKids Daycare

7, Belfast Road, Newtownards

Petite Feet

139 Church Road Glengormley

Snuggles Day Nursery

1A Church Avenue Bangor

The Den

5, Palmerston Road Belfast

Tiger Tots

22A Old Seahill Road Holywood

TLC Daycare

395 Newtownards Road Belfast

Friends Day Nursery Crossgar

5 The Square Crossgar

Best Playgroup


Islandmagee Community Centre Middle Road

Carlisle Hall Playgroup

Downshire Presbyterian Church Carrickfergus

Best Pre School Nursery Unit

Ballymagee Nursery Unit

77, Ashbury Avenue Bangor

Orritor Nursery School

249, Orritor Road, Cookstown

Best Pre-School Activity Provider

Jo Jingles Newtownabbey

Best Primary School

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Best Primary School
Ballyhenry Primary School

45 Ballyhenry Avenue Belfast

Victoria Park P.S

182a Connsbrook Avenue Belfast

St Patrick PS Mullanaskea

Tempo Road Enniskillen

St. John's Eglish Primary School

57, Eglish Road Portadown

Maralin Village PS

2, Steps Road Magheralin

Braniel Primary School

Ravenswood Park Belfast

Moat Primary School

197 Main Street Lisnaskea Enniskillen

St. Ronan’s Primary and Nursery School

St. Ronan's Primary and Nursery School 36 Nutfield Road Lisnaskea

Best Primary School Teachers

Mr Doey - Ballysally Primary School

52, Danes Hill Road Coleraine

Mrs Beatty - Victoria Park PS


Mrs McDougall - Victoria Park PS

182a Connsbrook Avenue Belfast

Michelle Morrison - Orangefield PS

55, Cameronian Drive Belfast

Mary McGrady - St Nicholas PS

21a Downpatrick Road Ardglass

Aoife McDaid - Model School

Model School Northland Road L/Derry

Penny Cromie - Model School

Model School Northland Road L/Derry

Dorothy Brown - Model School

Model School Northland Road L/Derry

Joanne O'Connor - Model School

Model School Northland Road L/Derry

Joanne McCallion - Rossmar School

Rossmar School Limavady

Best Principal

A Stevenson - Tonagh Primary School

Tonagh Avenue Lisburn

Geoff Dunn - Ballysally Primary school

Ballysally Primary school 52, Danes Hill road Coleraine

Mrs Gourley - Victoria PS

182, Connsbook Avenue Belfast

Mrs Duff - Linn Primary

70-74 Killyglen Rd Larne

Best Special Needs Schools

Rossmar Special School


Charity Supporting Families


21 Castle Park Antrim

Same Sex Family Project

23-31 Waring Street Belfast

Pop Art / Life change changes lives

41 Market Street Downpatrick

Step Up Step Down – The Fostering Network

Unit 10, 40 Montgomery Road Belfast

Parents Unite

Loguestown Road Coleraine

Triple A

Daven Street Community Centre Armagh

Integrated Services for Children and Young People Spectrum Centre

Child Superstar

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Child Superstar
James McCullough

Cathan Owens

Classroom Assistants

Auveen Collins - St Ronans

36 Nutfield Road Lisnaskea Enniskillen

Roberta Lyons - Ashfield Girls

Holywood Road Belfast

Karen Smallwood - Harpurs Hill Coleraine

703, Ballycastle Road Coleraine

Jacqueline Demirtas - St Patricks PS

25, Pim Street Belfast

Margaret Jordan - St. Mary's PS

20a Derrymore road Gawley's Gate

Kerry McGuiness - Rossmar School


Dad of the year

James McGuckin

Sean Lawlor

Gold Star Awards

Nana G's

Unit 6, Annagh Business Centre Tandragee Road, Portadown

iKids Daycare

7, Belfast Road, Newtownards

Joey Kelly

St Josephs Primary School 7, Lurgylea Road Dungannon

Reach Far

250 Donaghadee Road Newtownards

Kit Williamson. c/o Friends Nursery Crossgar.

5 The Square Crossgar

Kinship Care

67 Carlisle Road Derry/Londonderry

Ashgrove Nursery School, Newtownabbey

Ashgrove Nursery School Ashgrove Road Glengormley


Lisa and John Ryan

Inspirational Child

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Inspirational Child
Angelina Kane

Inspirational Person

Acute Community Services - Tracey Magorrian

Downpatrick Hospital Downpatrick

Theresa Leavy

Christine Wilson

Olive Breslin - NAS OMAGH

68 Glendore Woods Omagh

Moyra Beattie - Scrabo Childrens Centre

Ards Community Hospital Church Street Newtownards

Samantha Taggart

Caroline Curley - Spectrum Centre

Mum of the year

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Mum of the year
Linda Fox

Dawn Forrester


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