Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Award 2020

The deadline for submissions for this award has now passed and the competition is closed.

The winner will be announced at the Alliance Annual Conference on 9 June 2022.

Once again, we are on the lookout for outstanding individuals who have devoted themselves, over the years, to making a real difference to young children’s care and learning.

The Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award gives you a chance to formally acknowledge the incredible support made by one special individual to your service – whether pre-school, nursery, childminder, baby and toddler or creche. The winner will receive their award, along with a special prize, at the Alliance's 2022 annual conference, which is taking place virtually on Thursday 9 June 2022.

Let's celebrate these extraordinary individuals and be inspired by their unique stories.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate this special person – you can be a parent, volunteer or early years professional. Your nominee simply needs to support or have been actively involved with an Alliance member early years service.

The Award

The Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award recognises unique individuals who have made a significant positive contribution to the life of an Alliance member early years service.

Who can I nominate?

  • Any parent or educator who supports or works in a member early years service.
  • Anyone showing incredible commitment, dedication and expertise with others.
  • Your nominee should have been involved with the sector for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Trustees, directors, owners, volunteers and other unpaid roles are eligible too.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved and can provide positive testimonials or personal feedback to support the nomination.

Next steps

It’s easy to nominate – simply complete the online form below. 

The deadline for entries has now closed. Please do not enter as your entry will not be considered.

The following criteria can be addressed in your short submission:

  • A high level of personal commitment
  • Positive contribution or benefit to the wider community
  • Overcame particular difficulties or obstacles to deliver their role
  • Benefited children, parents and setting or project in a significant or unique way
  • A high level of growth and development
  • Huge enthusiasm, expertise and commitment   

Please note:

You need only provide 600 words or around one-side of A4 to support your submission.

To give your nominee the best chance of being shortlisted, it helps to provide examples, photos or feedback from children or parents to show how special this individual is to your setting, service or project.

If your nominee is shortlisted, you will be contacted and a Zoom meeting arranged with our judging panel so you can tell them more about your nominee.

If you have any questions, please email


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