Nominees announced in lead up to the 2020 FDCA Awards

by Freya Lucas

October 14, 2020

A record number of family day care (FDC) educators from across Australia have been nominated for the 2020 Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.


The event is the only national award dedicated to the family day care sector, and in 2020, the Awards will celebrate nine years of recognising excellence in the FDC sector. The Awards aim to showcase the incredible work of family day care educators and the invaluable contributions they make to the lives of children, families and communities.


In New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, 24 educators have been selected as regional award winners, hailing from communities from Wagga Wagga to South Canberra, and are now in the running to be named as a national finalists for the 2020 National Family Day Care Educator of the Year Award.


FDCA CEO Andrew Patterson said the 2020 nominations broke all previous records, with 5,600 nominations placed, something he said is “a testament to the incredible work coming out of our sector”.


Those who have been selected as regional award winners, he continued, “go above and beyond to nurture and support the children in their care, and we are thrilled to recognise their achievements.”


“Family day care provides educators with an opportunity like no other, to form meaningful bonds with the children they care for and tailor their learning environment according to each child’s needs and interests,” Mr Paterson said.


To view the full list of the regional award winners from across Australia, please see here.


National finalists will be announced on 7 December 2020, with the 2020 National Family Day Care Educator of the Year Award to be announced at the Gala Dinner on 27 February 2021.