Nominations now open for FDCA Awards
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Nominations now open for the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards

by Freya Lucas

June 09, 2023

Nominations for the Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are now open. 


The Awards are Australia’s only awards program focused solely on family day care (FDC), shining a light on outstanding achievement across FDC services, coordinators and educators, along with the many and unique benefits of the nurturing, natural approach to early education and care that FDC provides to more than 85,000 Australian children.


Throughout the 11-year history of the awards, there have been over 38,000 nominations from parents, and for FDCA CEO Andrew Patterson, they represent an important opportunity to celebrate excellence in the FDC sector.


The sheer volume of parental nominations, he continued, is testament to the critical role that FDC plays in the lives of children, families and communities across the country. 


FDC educators also make up one of the largest networks of women in small business in the country, operating out of their own homes to provide personalised early education and care to small groups of children in a natural home environment.


“Our members come from all walks of life, having turned their passion for working with children and early education into thriving businesses,” Mr Paterson said. “They provide essential support to communities across the country, shaping young lives and supporting families into work, often in places and vocations that other care types just can’t support.”

Nominations for the awards close on 6 July 2023. Learn more about the awards here. Image shows a family day care educator from the City of Melton, Victoria. 

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