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Awards in the Media

The Excellence in Family Day Care Awards continue to play a key role in FDCA’s media and public relations strategy and provide a platform to showcase family day care on a national scale.


See below for a selection of the stories that have been published about the 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

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19 January 2022: FDC coordinator Mariam Shahid honoured with finalist position in national awards - The Sector (o)

26 November 2021: My Place: Mariam Shahid - Star Weekly (o)

23 November 2021: Child day carer best in nation finalist - Local News Plus (o)

3 November 2021: Upper Hunter’s Corinne Bell wins Regional Educator Award for Newcastle, Maitland and Hunter - The Sector (o)

28 October 2021: Corinne Bell from Upper Hunter Family Day Care wins 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Regional Educator Award - The Scone Advocate / Hunter Valley Online News (o)

26 October 2021: Upper Hunter educator receives top gong - Upper Hunter Shire Council (o)

10 October 2021: Gunnedah child care worker receives national recognition for excellence in the field - The Northern Daily Leader* (o)

9 October 2021: Lydia Burr wins Emerging Star Award for excellence in early childhood education and care - The Examiner* (o)

8 October 2021: Norma Hastings secures Queensland Regional Educator Award in FDCA Awards - The Sector (o)

6 October 2021: Dubbo's Jocelyn McKay takes out Family Day Care Australia Excellence Award - Daily Liberal* (o)

6 October 2021: Barbara Wallisch recognised in National Family Day Care Awards - The Sector (o)

1 October 2021: Educator on her way to national recognition - Coast Community News (o)

29 September 2021: Samantha King receives national award for shaping the futures of young children in the Southern Highlands - Southern Highland News

26 September 2021: Good news stories from the Southern Tablelands this week - Goulburn Post (o)

24 september 2021: Family Day Care Educator recognised for Excellence - Cairns Local News (o)

23 September 2021: Tara Utting named as FDC Regional Educator winner for Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula - The Sector (o)

23 September 2021: Goulburn and Southern Tableland's childhood educator Brooke Druett's hard work recognised - Goulburn Post* (o)

21 September 2021: Wagga mum Stephanie White wins second Excellence in Family Day Care award - The Daily Advertiser* (o)

21 September 2021: Tara's outstanding daycare work - Whyalla News (o)

21 September 2021: Courtney Anderson celebrates 15 years in ECEC with FDCA Award nomination - The Sector (o)

19 September 2021: Courtney Anderson recognised in Family Day Care Australia Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Western Advocate* (o)

17 September 2021: Special honour for Wheatbelt FDC educator who helped a family through cancer journey - The Sector (o)

16 September 2021: Mandurah FDC educator recognised again for commitment to excellence - The Sector (o)

16 September 2021: Quality kids’ care calls for serious kudos - Sound Telegraph* (o)

16 September 2021: Family day care educator gets region’s top honour after supporting boy through traumatic period - The West Australian / Albany Advertiser / Midwest Times / Pilbara News (o)

15 September 2021: Mandurah early learning educator awarded for second time - Perth Now (o)

3 September 2021: Brighten up: Upbeat news from around the Darling Downs region - The Courier-Mail* / The Chronicle* (o)

3 September 2021: FDC Awards finalist noticed for her “outdoorsy vibes” and natural connections - The Sector (o)

2 September 2021: 'I get to educate them from the ground up': Bendigo's Sheridan Chandler recognised for 13 years as educator - Bendigo Advertiser* (o)

1 September 2021: Leith woman recognised for fourth time in early education awards - The Advocate* (o)

31 August 2021: BIG WIN: Childcare educator takes out gold for Darling Downs region - The Courier-Mail* / The Chronicle* (o)

22 July 2021: FDC educator Kerri Fortescue nominated for FDCA Excellence award - The Sector (o)

19 July 2021: Terang Family Day Care educator nominated for excellence award - Terang Express / Mirage News / The National Tribune / Corangamite Shire(o)

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