The Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are open to all Family Day Care Australia members. Educator and services may only be nominated if they are a member of Family Day Care Australia. Coordinators may only be nominated if their service is a member of Family Day Care Australia. If you would like to become a member please call 1800 658 699.
Family Day Care Australia are looking for those 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. For more information on the educator criteria click here. For more information on the coordinator criteria click here. For more information on the service criteria click here. For more information on the Star award criteria click here.
During the nomination period (25 June - 28 July 2019), you are invited to nominate your educator, coordinator or service via a simple online nomination form. When an educator, coordinator or approved service is nominated they will be advised of their nomination via email. During the nomination period, a weekly email will be sent to all nominees informing them that they have been nominated. A weekly nomination list will also be published on this website.
Once the submission deadline has passed (11:59pm AEST, 11 August 2019), a number of judging phases take place in the lead up to the announcement of the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards National Winners. Regional winners (educators only), Star Award winners and national finalists in each category are selected by an official FDCA selection committee. Following the selection of the national finalists by the FDCA selection committee, each finalist is reviewed by Perry Campbell, Deputy National Education Leader of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Following this review process a national winner from each category is selected. These winners are the 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Educator of the Year, Coordinator of the Year and Service of the Year.
Unfortunately not. However, once you have been nominated, you will be able to tell us in a supporting submission about the important role you play in the family day care sector, in particular the lives of the families in your care.
If your nomination / submission has been submitted correctly, you will receive email confirmation within 10 minutes that Family Day Care Australia has received it.
As we will be notifying nominees of their nomination via email, it is essential that your email address is registered with FDCA and that our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org has been added to your safe sender list (this is particularly important if you use Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo and Bigpond).
Educators, coordinators and services that are nominated will receive an email from Family Day Care Australia to notify them of their nomination.
This email will contain a link that will direct nominees to a submission form. Submissions must be placed via our online form.
A list of nominees will also be posted on this website and updated on a weekly basis.
We are unable to accept hard copy or emailed nominations or submissions as we cannot confirm the character count and this would give you an unfair advantage. All nominations and submissions must be submitted via the relevant online form.
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To view a list of prizes click here.
Educator regional winners announced: 19 September 2019
Star Award winners announced: 3 Octoberber 2019
National finalists announced: 14 October 2019
National winners announced: 23 November 2019