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07 December 2016

Nominate Your Family Stars

Do you know someone who would be over the moon to receive an Ni4kids Family Award?

Nominations are now open and once again we are giving you, our readers, the opportunity to join forces with us to recognise and reward family-friendly people, organisations and businesses across Northern Ireland.

Together with our awards sponsors, we believe that the individuals and companies who constantly strive to improve the lives of families with young children – by giving them the best quality service, value for money,entertainment, advice and assistance – should receive
some recognition for everything they do.

In each forthcoming issue of Ni4kids, until the awards ceremony in June 2017, we will be featuring stories from our nominees to let you know who is in the running for an award and why. The ultimate winners will be selected by a judging panel after the nomination closing date of Friday March 31, 2017 and invited to a special gala celebration
event to receive their award.

If you know a mum, child, grandparent or dad of the year,have a favourite family restaurant or place you love to visit,or your family have received outstanding service or care,then why not help them receive the acknowledgement they so much deserve and take a few minutes to nominate them for an award?

These awards have been created for you, Ni4kids readers,to give you an opportunity to say thank you to a family member, business or organisation that means a lot to you.

Lee Cutler, Centre Manager Forestside said: “Forestside Shopping Centre is very proud to support the Ni4Kids Family Awards 2017 by sponsoring the Primary School Teacher of the Year Award for the third consecutive year. At Forestside, we host a range of educational projects for primary and secondary pupils, meaning we work directly with local teachers on a consistent basis. We witness the passion and dedication they bring to their roles and
acknowledge that looking after our future generation is no easy commitment. With that in mind, Forestside are very pleased to support this award and recognise key players in the teaching industry – people who make a difference in the lives of their students, every single day.”

Dawn Shaw, Director for Action for Children NI added: “At Action for Children we are delighted to be able to sponsor the Child of the Year Award. We are a charity that is committed to helping children and families every day of the week across Northern Ireland so the Ni4Kids Family Awards is the natural place for us to be. Ni4Kids has played an important role in helping us find foster families for some of
our most vulnerable children and we are delighted to give something back through our sponsorship of this award. We know that there are many amazing children out there. We meet them every day. Action for
Children is proud to be part of celebrating Northern Ireland’s children and shining a light on their stories.”

You can nominate as many times as you wish in all 12 categories.


Mum of the Year

Dad of the Year

Child of the Year - Sponsored by Action for Children

Grandparent of the Year

Family Visitor Attraction of the Year

Family Event of the Year

Family Support Organisation of the Year

Coach or Tutor of the Year - Sponsored by Specsavers

Primary School Teacher of the Year - Sponsored by Forestside

Family Restaurant of the Year

Childcare Award

Family Friendly Business of the Year

Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday March 31, 2017.
Nominate online at

Please ensure that you give as much detail as possible to support your
nomination and that you give full contact details for yourself and the person /organisation that you are nominating.

For more information E: or T: 028 9002 0129

To find out more and nominate someone special visit
click here

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