Educator of the Year Awards

Family Day Care Australia are looking for educators who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing quality improvement, innovation and a commitment to quality care and education based on the core values of family day care. We invite families to tell us, in their own words, what makes their educator such an integral and special contributor to the lives of their children and their early childhood education.

Through the awards program we hope to acknowledge and share the touching stories about the amazing bonds shared between family day care educators and the families they work with.

Why should I get involved?

The Excellence in Family Day Care Awards is the only national awards hosted within the family day care sector. Through the awards program we hope to acknowledge and share the touching stories about the amazing bonds shared between family day care educators, services and the families they work with. 

In sharing these stories, we will build awareness of the wonderful and vital role that family day care plays in the local communities around the country. The awards will also recognize and honour individual educators and coordination units for the amazing contribution they make to the community.

How does the nomination process work?

During the nomination period families are invited to nominate their educator via a simple online nomination form. Educator’s will be advised of their nomination via email and will be invited to make a supporting submission.

Please note that all submissions must be made online via this website.

A selection committee will then review the nominations and submissions, and will select our Regional, National Finalists and National winners and the Star Awards.

How are the winners selected?

The educator’s supporting submission will provide details about how they meet the selection criteria. The selection panel, consists of internal and external sector and early childhood professionals will review both educator submissions and nominations in selecting regional winners.

Via a process of further review and consultation by the selection panel, national finalist winners will be selected from the regional winners and likewise, the national winner selected from national finalist winners.

Key Dates

Nominations closed: 6 May 2018

Submissions closed: 20 May 2018

Regional Educator winners announced: 25 June 2018 (week of)

Educator and Service Star Award winners announced: 23 July 2018

Educator and Service National Finalists announced: 6 August 2018

Educator and Service National Winners announced: 8 September 2018