Finalists announced for 2019 Northern Territory Education and Care Awards

Department of Education

The Department of Education congratulates the outstanding earlychildhood educators, services and programs who have today been announcedfinalists for the 2019 Northern Territory Education and Care Awards.

Acting Chief Executive, Leanne Nixon, said the awards are an opportunityto recognise the outstanding achievements of early childhood and school ageeducators, services and programs in the Northern Territory.

This year we received 91 Education and Care Award nominations and 32Parents and Community Voice submissions from across the Territory, Ms Nixonsaid.

These figures speak volumes about the number of wonderful educators,programs and services that are delivering quality outcomes for young childrenand their families right across the Northern Territory.

Early childhood educators and programs play a fundamental role in achilds development, and I congratulate each of the finalists and nominees ontheir valuable contribution and commitment to ensuring our children have thebest start in life.

This is an outstanding achievement and one that you should all beextremely proud of.

Winners of the 2019 Education and Care Awards will beannounced on Friday 18 October 2019 at a ceremony held at ParliamentHouse.

The 2019 Education and Care Awards finalists are:

Emerging Educator sponsored byAustralian Government Department of Education

  • Kelly Cummins – Child AustraliaPalmerston Child & Family ELC
  • Lauren Winfield – Millner Preschool
  • Sylvette Maralwuy – MilingimbiPreschool

Outstanding Educator sponsored byGoodstart Early Learning

  • Haylee Boler – Child AustraliaNightcliff Early Learning Centre
  • Trish Whitaker Jabiru Families asFirst Teachers Program
  • Zoe Cairns – Casuarina StreetPreschool

Outstanding Leader sponsored byGTNT

  • Meg Hewett Galiwinku Families asFirst Teachers Program
  • Melaine Gifkins – Mitchell StreetChild Care Centre
  • Sally Lovering Katherine Familiesas First Teachers Program

Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement – sponsored by Kentish Longlife Learning & Care

  • Areyonga Early Learning Centre
  • Katherine Isolated Childrens Service
  • Wulagi Family Centre

Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Practice – sponsored by Territory Child Care Group

  • Katherine Isolated Childrens Service
  • Murraya Childrens Centre
  • Smile-a-MileFun Bus and Toy Library

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