Service of the Year Awards


The Service of the Year Awards will recognise and showcase the valuable work done by family day care services for their educators and communities all around Australia.

How does the nomination process work?

During the nomination period educators are invited to nominate their service via a simple online nomination form. Service’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 National Finalists and National winners.

How are the winners selected?

The service'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 service submissions and nominations in selecting winners.

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

Key Dates

Nominations are now closed

  23 July 2017
Submissions are now closed


6 August 2017

Star winners announced

  11 September 2017
National finalists announced

  25 September 2017
National winners announced

  28 October 2017