Family Day Care excellence award winners announced
Family Day Care (FDC) educators across Australia have been recognised for their excellence in the 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.
Regional award winners working in communities all over the country have been announced as being in the running to be one of four national finalists for the national 2019 Family Day Care Educator of the Year award at an awards ceremony to be held in November.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Awards highlight “the incredible work done by family day care educators each and every day, as well as showcases the strong bonds shared between family day care educators and the children they work with” a spokesperson said.
With over 13,000 FDC educators caring for more than 126,000 children across all areas of Australia, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Paterson, said the record number of nominations placed in this years awards were “testament to the growing recognition of the FDC sector’s many and unique benefits in supporting families, children and communities around Australia”
Over 5,000 nominations were placed in the awards this year, with Mr Patterson saying those receiving regional awards were being recognised not only for the quality of their care, but also for the relationships they have forged with families using their services.
National finalists will be announced on 14 October 2019, with the National Educator of the Year to be announced at the Family Day Care Australia 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner on 23 November 2019 in Hobart.
To view a full list of the regional award winners, click here.