BBC Children in Need Cerrie competition

Win a visit from CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell to your nursery!

Jump Up and Dance

About the competition

Children in Need have a song and dance theme this year, a great way to get kids involved would be to throw a song and dance party to raise money for Pudsey’s piggybank.

CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell loves to sing and dance and she helped write the lyrics and dance moves for CBeebies special Children in Need song 'Jump up and Dance'.

Cerrie and Pudsey would love nurseries around the UK to throw Song and Dance parties to encourage children to get involved with Children in Need.

Any nursery that throws a Song and Dance Party and tells us about it by entering our competition will be in with a chance of winning a visit from Cerrie.

We’ll be looking for the most original, creative and enthusiastic Song and Dance party – especially those that incorporate a Children in Need theme. The winning party will be selected by a panel of judges from BBC Children in Need and CBeebies. Please note that the amount of money raised by the party or spent on the party will not be considered.

How to enter
All you need to do is send an email containing the 3 things below to on or before Friday 22nd November.
1. Details of your party and why you’re raising money for Children in Need – maximum 300 words
2. A photo of your party
3. A completed consent form to confirm the parents/guardians of the children have given permission for any images and related story to be used in promotional media. You can download the consent form here.

Please note that we’ll need all 3 of these things or we won’t be able to consider your entry.

Please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before entering.

Some party tips

Here are some suggestions for activities you could do at your Song and Dance party

  • Teach the children the dance moves to CBeebies' 'Jump Up and Dance' which you can find here. They could perform it for the grown-ups in exchange for a donation
  • Each child could sing their favourite nursery rhyme and be sponsored for it
  • You could play musical-themed games like musical chairs and musical statues
  • Have a “silly dancing” competition to find out who can do the daftest dance. Maybe the grown-ups can join in this one and pay to enter!
  • It’s great to recycle so why not ask the children to bring in some unwanted items from home that they can turn into musical instruments
  • Terms and conditions

    1. The competition is open to all members of staff at an early years establishment or Primary school in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, except BBC or BBC Children in Need employees, their close relatives (including live-in partners) and anyone connected with the competition. To enter you must confirm that you have consent from the parents or guardians of the children included in the photograph entry. Proof of identity and eligibility may be required.

    2. To enter send a photograph and details of your party to
    Files and email attachments should be no larger than 6MB. Only one entry per establishment will be allowed: only the first entry will be considered, all future entries will be discounted. There is no other method of entry.

    3. The closing date is midnight on Friday 22 November 2013. Any entries received by us after this time will not be considered.

    4. The winner will be selected by a panel of no less than three BBC Children in Need or BBC staff, and will be based on the published criteria for the competition.

    5. The winner will be announced by Friday 13 December 2013 and contacted by email. If, after reasonable attempt, the winner cannot be contacted, BBC Children in Need reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

    6. The Prize consists of a visit from Cbeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. The visit will be approximately 1-2 hours in duration and shall be at a mutually agreeable date no later than 6 months after the winner is announced.

    7. The prizes are stated as above. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

    8. BBC Children in Need's decision as to the winner is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

    9. There will be 3 runner-up prizes of a 50cm Pudsey plush signed by Cerrie Burnell.

    10. The criteria that the entries will be judged on are:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Incorporation of the 'Song and Dance' theme
  • Incorporation of a Children in Need theme

  • The amount of money raised by or spent on the activities will not be considered.

    11. All entrants must send the 3 required things in their email

  • Details of the party and why the nursery has chosen to raise money for Children in Need – maximum 300 words
  • A photo of the party
  • A completed consent form to confirm the parents/guardians of the children have given permission for any images and related story to be used in promotional media. The consent form will be available for downloading on the Children in Need website.

  • All 3 of these things are required otherwise the application cannot be considered.

    12. Entrants agree to take part in any post-competition publicity if required. The name of winning establishment will be made public, the winning entry may be published, subject to confirmation of permissions.

    13. Your personal details will be handled by BBC Children in Need in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. BBC Children in Need will only use your personal details for the purposes of administering this competition. Your personal details will only be kept for as long as necessary to fulfil these purposes.

    14. To the extent that it applies, this competition is conducted in line with the BBC's code of conduct for competitions, which can be found on

    15. BBC Children in Need reserves the right to: (i) amend these terms and conditions, including but not limited to, the opening and closing times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way and; (iii) cancel the competition, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

    16. BBC Children in Need, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, system, network or service provider or otherwise which may result in any registration not being properly logged or not recorded.

    17. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

    18. The competition is promoted by BBC Children in Need, registered charity 802052 (England & Wales) and SC039557 (Scotland). The applicable law is that of England and Wales.

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