Star Awards

Family Day Care Australia is excited and to once again include the Star Awards as a means of recognising educators and services that are thinking outside the box and creating sustainable and innovative ways of engaging with their families and most importantly, the children in their care. As well as highlight the achievements of those that are new to the sector and those who have shown dedication over a number of years.

How do I enter into the Star Awards?

Star award winners are selected as part of the normal nomination and submission review process. This means you don't need to do anything additional outside being nominated and placing a submission.

The Emerging Star Award (educator and service winner)

This award is for educators and services that have been registered in the family day care sector for less than 2 years and best meets the awards criteria and additional criteria below:

Additional Criteria: Started family day care after 1 January 2015.

2017 Winners

Educator - Monique Wilson, All Areas Family Day Care

Service - Regional Choices Family Day Care


 

The Perpetual Star Award (educator and service winner)

For educators and services that have been registered in the family day care sector for a period of 15 years or longer and best meets the awards criteria and additional criteria below:

Additional Criteria: Have been registered with the family day care sector for a period of at least 15 years.

2017 Winners

Educator - Louise Hill, Goulburn Family Day Care

Service - Wynnum Family Day Care


 

The Green Star Award (educator only award)

The “Green Star” award is presented to the educator who is demonstrating best practice in using sustainable practice within their family day care.

Additonal Criteria: Does the educator develop programs and practices that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practice?

2017 Winner

Melina Magdalena, Central Metro Family Day Care


 

The Innovative Star Award (educator only award)

The “Innovative Star” award is presented to the educator who is best using innovation within their family day care. Innovation may be demonstrated by, but not limited to the use of innovative technology, practice or theory.

Additional criteria: Does the educator incorporate innovative practice in contributing to quality outcomes for children?

2017 Winner

Maxine Burr, Holistic Approach Family Day Care