Baw Baw Shire Council’s Family Day Care service has won four awards at the 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards for outstanding quality of care and service delivery.
Th awards recognise the amazing work done by educators, coordinators and services in the family day care sector to deliver high quality early childhood education and care to children across Australia.
Award categories and winners
- Perpetual Star Award (National): Baw Baw Family Day Care team for contributing to over 15 years of quality service in the family day care sector and continues to thrive.
- Coordinator of the Year (Victoria & Tasmania Region): Julie Metselaar for her significant role in supporting family day care educators to maintain a high standard of quality education and care.
- Regional Educator of the Year (Bairnsdale & Gippsland Region): Tracy Lechte for her commitment to ongoing quality improvement, innovation and a commitment to quality care and education based on the core values of family day care.
- Regional Educator of the Year (Traralgon & La Trobe Valley Region): Martha Smith for her commitment to ongoing quality improvement, innovation and a commitment to quality care and education based on the core values of family day care.
Julie Metselaar, state winner of the Coordinator of the Year, will now go on as a finalist to represent Council’s Family Day Care service at the National Awards Gala Dinner in Hobart on Saturday 23 November 2019.
Tracy Lechte and Martha Smith, Regional Educator of the Year winners, have been recognised once again. Tracy has won three years in a row, and Martha an amazing four years in a row. Martha was the Victorian Educator of the Year in last year’s Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.