Dubbo Family Day Care educators awarded for their service
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Dubbo Family Day Care educators awarded for their service

by Freya Lucas

May 16, 2024

Numerous educators from Dubbo Regional Council’s (DRC) Dubbo Family Day Care (FDC) service were recognised for their long-term dedication to the FDC sector during National Family Day Care Week 2024. 


Educators recognised for their service include:


  • Renae Day (10 years)
  • Ashika Perera (15 Years)
  • Linda Masterton (20 years)
  • Jenny Hazell (25 years)
  • Deb Teale (25 Years)
  • Lisa Catelotti (30 years)


Other educators were recognised for one and five year anniversaries. For Ms Catelotti, who is celebrating 30 years of educating and caring for the Dubbo community, seeing the children grow over time is ‘a real privilege’ and the primary reason she has remained in the position for so long.  


“It’s always amazing to see the children learn new things, develop new skills and the joy they get when a once hard task becomes easy. Aside from that, I love having that close bond with kids and families which comes from a job like this,” she said.


“I feel proud to be celebrating 30 years at Dubbo Family Day Care. It can be challenging at times, but extremely rewarding. I’ll always cherish the relationships I’ve built with families over the past few decades.” 


National Family Day Care Week, which was celebrated from 6 – 12 May 2024, is one of the most important events on the family day care calendar, raising awareness of the vital role family day care educators, coordinators and services play in the development and wellbeing of over 75,000 children across Australia.


To learn more about Dubbo FDC, including available services, phone the Coordination Unit office on (02) 6801 4470 or visit the website, here.

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