Outstanding Victorian educators to be recognised in Victorian Early Years Award

Outstanding Victorian educators to be recognised in Victorian Early Years Award

by Freya Lucas

April 10, 2019

Victorians have been encouraged by Acting Victorian Minister for Education Gayle Tierney to recognise the outstanding work of early childhood professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an early childhood teacher, educator or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award.


Ms Tierney opened the call for nominations yesterday, encouraging families, early childhood professionals and early years support organisations to nominate themselves or others.


“The Victorian Early Years Awards are a well-deserved opportunity to celebrate the people, organisations and services that help Victorian children to get the best start in life,” Ms Tierney said.


2019 represents the 14th year of the awards, which recognise the work undertaken by professionals in the sector to help young children learn and thrive.


Award winners in each category will receive up to $15,000 to continue their exceptional work in kindergartens, schools, local councils, maternal child and health services and other early years organisations across the state.


The awards celebrate the achievements and commitment of early childhood professionals across seven award categories, including supporting parents, transition to school and the early childhood teacher of the year.


“Victoria is home to many passionate and caring early childhood teachers and educators, and exceptional early years services and this is an opportunity to showcase this,” Ms Tierney said.


Nominations close at midnight on 24 May 2019. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the National Gallery of Victoria in October. For more information or to submit a nomination, see: www.education.vic.gov.au/veya