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The National What's On 4 Kids Awards & Conference partnered by Muffin Break whats on 4 kids awards

Each year the national What's On 4 Kids Awards are where we reward, recognise and celebrate the very best in children's activities, classes, clubs, volunteers, family days out and kids party entertainers across Australia. #whatson4kidsawards

The What's On 4 Kids Conference 
is a day event which combines an inspiring & e
ducational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. This is the ideal chance for those in the children's activity and party industry to network, interact with the experts and go away from the day feeling empowered and inspired. #whatson4kidsconference 

What's On 4 Kids Conference & Awards
Nominations open March 2018 

Buy a muffin, get a FREE COFFEE
1. Go to www.muffinbreak.com.au/offer
2. Enter your email and code word: WHATSON4
3.  Muffin break will send you a voucher to show at the store.

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Key Dates

Nominations Open 26th March 2018
Nominations Close  4th May 2018
Registrations Close 6th May 2018
Voting Begins 14th May 2018
Voting Closes 10th June 2018

2018 What's On 4 Kids Awards Categories

Find descriptions of the categories here.

Best National Pre/Post Natal Activity or Baby Class (0-2 years)

Best National Toddlers Activity (2-3 years) proudly sponsored by Class Biz

Best National Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) proudly sponsored by Muffin Break

Best National School Aged Activity (5-12 years) proudly sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapples

Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity (0-3 years)

Best Local Preschooler Activity (3-5 years)

Best Local School-Aged Kids Activity (5-12 years)

Best Franchised Kids Activity

Kids Activity/Party Industry Leader of the Year proudly sponsored by Muffin Break

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Babies (0-2 years)

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Preschoolers (3-5 years)

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for School-Aged Kids (5-12 years)

Best Kids School Holiday Activity

Best New Activity for Kids

Best Family Day Out

Best Family Holiday Destination

Best Kids Party Entertainer

Best Kids Party Product Provider

Best Kids Party Venue

Best Kids Live Show

Best Activity for Kids with Additional Needs

Best Not-For-Profit Activity for Kids 0-5 years

Best Not-For-Profit Activity for Kids 5-12 years

* National means in more than one state/territory

** Best New Activity is a business that has been operating for less than 2 years

Sponsors & Partners

muffin break


"Muffin Break are ecstatic to be working with the What’s On 4 community. Parents and kids are at the heart of our brand and we look forward to what great content the brands can create together.

Muffin Break see it as our mission to add a little goodness to people’s every day – and we do this through baking deliciously good food, sourcing good beans to deliver the perfect coffee and all for the good of a thriving local community. We are a family owned and operated company (est. 1989) with approx. 220 café bakeries across Australia". www.muffinbreak.com.au



 pure gold pineapples


Pure Gold Pineapples are Australia’s leading brand of fresh gold pineapple, available 52 weeks a year! Since we started working with What’s On 4 a year ago, we have been listening to mums, kids and all our consumers and telling our story to help you appreciate the amazing nutritional benefits of our favourite fruit, the fun to be had with pineapples all year round, and the incredible stories of tenacity and dedication from our farmers who spend two years growing every single pineapple. We are back again this year to keep spreading the word, support the What’s On 4 network and to keep teaching the next generation about enjoying fresh healthy and delicious Australian pineapples.  www.puregoldpineapples.com.au

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 thinksmart ThinkSmart Software is a dynamic software company specialising in management solutions for businesses that take bookings and conduct classes. Founder Andrew Leigh, realised that sporting and other businesses that run classes really struggled in certain areas. He identified that most of these businesses were wasting significant amounts of time and money because they didn’t have the right software and automation. Andrew, being an experienced software developer, set about designing elegant software solutions to these problems, and over time, created ThinkSmart's powerful and flexible range of software tools. www.thinksmartsoftware.com


whole kids


Real people, real food, real good. Founded by husband-and-wife team James and Monica Meldrum, Whole Kids is Australia's first (and now most popular) range of certified organic snacks for little kids. Whole Kids aim is to make healthy, yummy food for kids and inspire some much-needed healthy changes in the food industry. Shop online at wholekids.com.au or in-store at Coles, Chemist Warehouse and leading Health Food Stores.



mumandworking Australia is all about flexible working. mumandworking is a jobsite that lists flexible and family friendly work, making it easy for parents to find that perfect job. They help business owners grow their team and expand their business. Whether you have a part-time role, school hours job, or a work from home opportunity, mumandworking Australia they help you reach a targeted audience of talented parents. Supporting parents and business owners? Now that’s a job we are proud of. www.mumandworking.com.au

sync or swim 

Sync or Swim are passionate about helping small business achieve every success and pride themselves on being experts in their field. Sync or Swim will work collaboratively with you and your team to develop practical solutions and strategies, which are tailored to the unique needs of your business. Sync or Swim's down to earth, relaxed, no-nonsense and professional approach has allowed them to see their clients' business dreams become a reality. www.syncorswim.com.au




Stripy-socked singing sensation Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band are sure to get the whole family up singing and dancing with their award winning live and top rating TV shows! Lah-Lah introduces children and their families to the wonderful world of music and musical instruments.
Meet Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Buzz the Bandleader, Lola the Dancing Double Bass and the ever loveable Lah-Lah!From TV shows on ABC KIDS, CBeebies, and the Seven Network to sell-out live concerts, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band continue to delight audiences across Australia and always get the whole family up singing and dancing. www.lah-lah.com

digital agent   

Agent Digital was established by Fred Porter in 2016, bringing together the leading Australian Digital Marketing consultants with the latest offerings from Google and Facebook to drive smart results for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Fred has more than 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, during which time he drove compelling advertising and marketing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands, including Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Entertainment One and many more.

Agent Digital provide expertly crafted websites and landing pages, PR, advertising, search and social media campaigns, email campaign management, tracking and analytics as well as numerous digital and creative services. Agent Digital have you covered in the digital space. Get an expert to do the smart stuff, so you can get back to the business you love. agentdigital.com.au


The Trophy Superstore sincerely believes that recognition matters. For all the hard work that your team, your colleagues or your family has done to get where they are today – nothing says ‘good effort’ like an award or a trophy. Everyone appreciates a pat on the back, and that’s where we come in.

At the Trophy Superstore, you can choose from over 5000 different products: awards, medals, name badges, corporate awards, custom awards and, of course, trophies. But we’re more than just range, we’re also about quality. Add our heartfelt desire to make things as easy as possible, and ordering from us becomes a breeze. Three quick steps – choose your quality trophy, add any engraving details then make payment through our secure, online checkout – and you’re done. We’ll take care of the rest.

Whether it’s a trophy, a medal, a plaque, an award, shield, honour board or perpetual award - you name it and we’ll engrave it. www.trophysuperstore.com.au

Charity Sponsor

Every day, in thousands of homes across Australia, children are exposed to family violence. Activities 4 All aims to provide extracurricular activities for children who are in the process of recovery from long-term exposure to violence. Organised activities such as sports, music and camps can all help these children to develop new ways of relating to others which can then lead to better school outcomes – both in the classroom and in the playground. By participating in healthy, positive, social activities where they feel cared for, means that traumatised children who have lived in abusive environments are given a ray of hope that their futures can still have a chance be as bright as can be. www.sharethedignity.com.au

What’s On 4 holds these annual awards to encourage good practice, reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of our fabulous activities and classes and those individual experts involved who make such a difference to so many parents and children across the Australia!

If you would like to be part of encouraging good practice in children’s activities across Australia and support our 2018 Awards with sponsorship then, we’d love to hear from you.

Elise Easdown
What's On 4 Kids
1300 309 911