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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.

Total stories: 70

Total potential reach: 537,000+


See below for a selection of the stories that have been published about the 2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

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16 March 2021: Helene Gtaland, NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard

30 November 2020: Service nabs top Emerging Star Award in 2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Redland City Bulletin (o)

26 November 2020: Day care champions - Narrogin Observer (p)

25 Novmber 2020: Recognition for educator - Pilbara News (p)

23 November 2020: Baw Baw Shire Council educators celebrated at FDCA Awards - mirageew.com (o)

19 November 2020: Louise Sloey honoured in day care awards - Gippsland Times & Maffra Spectator (p)

19 November: National recognition for Jan Juc Family Day Care educator - Armstrong Creek Times (p)

19 November 2020: Educator wins best in Peel -Mandurah Mail (p)

18 November 2020: 'Shock win for Peel day carer' - Coastal Times (p)

16 November 2020: Best day care in the Valley - Mountain Views Mail (o)/(p)

13 November 2020: Surf Coast woman Marie Althaus named region's best at awards - Geelong Advertiser* (o)/(p)

12 November 2020: Meet Ballarat's best family day carer - The Ballarat Courier* (o)/(p)

12 November 2020: How one day care educator became the best in the Peel - Mandurah Mail (o)

11 November 2020: Rizalyn Wilbow, NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard – 11 November 2020

11 November 2020: Top educator recognised - Wyndham Star Weekly & starweekly.com.au (o)/(p)

10 November 2020: Childhood education a passion for Geraldton's Aunty Tuti - West Australian / Kalgoorlie Miner / South Western Times* (o)

9 November 2020: Filipina family day care owner wins Central Coast's Educator of the Year - sbs.com.au (o)

8 November 2020: National accolade for Mildura child educator - Sunraysia Daily (o)

7 November 2020: Fiona Finucane wins childcare award after 34 years of service - The Daily Telegraph / Townsville Bulletin / Cairns Post / The Mercury / Herald Sun* (o)

6 November 2020: Regional day care win - Geelong Indepenent (o)

5 November 2020: Rizalyn secures Family Day Care Australia Regional Educator Award - The Sector (o)

3 November 2020: Rizalyn Wilbow is the Central Coast’s 2020 Educator of the Year - Coast Community News (o)

2 November 2020: Recognition for Council Staff and Programs, Family Day Care Excellence - Mirage News (o)

27 October 2020: Emma Turnbull of Lilypod's Family Day Care named regional educator of the year - Hawkesbury Gazette (o)

25 October 2020: Katrina honoured with family day care award - Bundaberg Now (o)

23 October 2020: Daycare leader lauded - Cairns Post (p)

22 October 2020: Darling Downs childcare educators honoured on national level - The Chronicle* (o)

21 October 2020: Local educator wins award for excellence - Southern Highlands Express (p)

21 October 2020: Louise makes it three awards in succession - Goulburn Post (p)

19 October 2020: Childcare's success in big regional awards- The Daily Advertiser (p)

18 October 2020: Childcare's success in big regional awards - Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser Online* (o)

16 October 2020: Belinda wins award looking after the little people - Shepparton News Online* (o)

16 October 2020: Daycare operator going above and beyond -Daily Telegraph (p)

15 October 2020: Sheridan-Lee Motbey, NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard

15 October 2020: Goulburn educator Louse Hill receives third award from Family Day Care Australia - Goulburn Post* (o)

15 October 2020: SUPERSHEZ: Award for daycare operator going over and above - Coffs Coast Advocate* (o)

14 October 2020: Nominees announced in lead up to the 2020 FDCA Awards  - The Sector (o)

8 September 2020: Six Wagga Wagga educators nominated in the 2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Prime7 Wagga Wagga (tv)

28 August 2020: Eight nominations for Intereach team -Deniliquin Pastoral Times (p)

27 August 2020: Eight nominations for Intereach team - Campaspenews.com.au / Denipt.com.au / Benallaensign.com.au* (o)

18 August 2020: Baw Baw Family Day Care nominated for 12 awards - Miragenews.com (o)

14 August 2020: Nurturing the young - Shepparton News (p)

11 August 2020: Family day care nominated for national award - Shepparton News Online* (o)

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