The Service of the Year Awards will recognise and showcase the valuable work done by family day care services for their educators and their communities.
Service awards will recognise four national finalists. One national finalist will be selected from each of the following zones:
These four national finalists will be invited to the Family Day Care Australia Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner, at which the Service of the Year will be selected.
During the nomination period (25 June - 28 July 2019) families and educators were invited to nominate their service via a simple online nomination form. Services are advised of their nomination via email and are invited to make a supporting submission about how they meet the selection criteria.
Please note that all nominations and submissions must be made online via this website.
National finalists are selected by an official FDCA selection committee of which the members have extensive experience in the family day care sector.
Once the submission deadline has passed, a number of judging phases take place in the lead up to the announcement of the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards national winners. Throughout the judging period, the selection committee will review nominations and supporting submissions, and will select regional winners (for educators only), national finalists and a national winner in each award category.
The selection committee will also select winners in the Star Awards categories.
To view more information on the judging process, click here.
Nominations open: 25 June 2019
Nominations close: 28 July 2019
Submissions close: 11 August 2019
Educator regional winners announced: 19 September 2019
Star Award winners announced: 3 October 2019
National finalists announced: 14 October 2019
National winners announced: 23 November 2019
To view the full 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards terms and conditions, click here.