2020 Award Winners

2020 Star Award Winners

Emerging Star Awards

Educator - Alison Cook - Hills Murraylands Family Day Care Scheme, South Australia

Coordinator - Emma Cornwall - Inspired Family Day Care, Australian Capital Territory

Service - Busy Butterflies Education And Care Service - Queensland

Perpetual Star Awards

Educator - Bronwyn Williams - Mildura Family Day Care, Victoria

Coordinator - Julie Metselaar - Baw Baw Family Day Care, Victoria

Service - Adventure Patch Family Day Care - Tasmania

2020 Regional Educator Awards

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian Capital Territory

North Canberra - Ayesha Durrani, Communities@Work Family Day Care and In-Home Care

South Canberra - Deborah Blomeley, Communities@Work Family Day Care and In-Home Care

New South Wales

Albury Wodonga & Murray - Belinda Shaw, Intereach Family Day Care

Blue Mountains & Central West - Michelle and Mark  Tregillgas, Blue Mountains Family Day Care

CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs - Natasha Rebuck, Collective Family Day Care

Coffs Harbour & North Coast - Sheridan-Lee Motbey, Open Arms Care Inc. Family Day Care

Dubbo & Central - Vanessa Edwards, Cabonne/Blayney Family Day Care

Far West & Central North - Stacey Walsh, Far West Family Day Care

Gosford & Central Coast - Rizalyn Wilbow, Coastwide Family Day Care

Goulburn & Southern Tablelands - Louise Hill, Goulburn Family Day Care

Lismore & Far North Coast - Helene Gatland, Ballina-Byron Family Day Care

Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter - Tamara Lampe, Coastwide Family Day Care

North Shore & Northern Beaches - Melissa Murphy, Collective Family Day Care

North West & Hills District - Sylvia Arotin, Kids Early Learning Family Daycare Blacktown City

Parramatta & Western Suburbs - Vika Faeamani, Bright Star Academy Children Services

Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast - Kaylene Milligan, Midcoast Family Day Care

Richmond & Hawkesbury - Emma Turnbull, Collective Family Day Care

Ryde & Macquarie Park - Mayssaa Chmeit, Learn as you play Family Day Care

South West & M5 Corridor - Melanie Weeden, Campbelltown Family Day Care

Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire - Elena Nikiforova, Collective Family Day Care

Tamworth & North West - Louise Sloey, Gunnedah Family Day Care

Tumut, Southern Highlands & Snowy - Cheryl Yates, Wingecarribee Family Day Care

Wagga Wagga & Riverina - Rachel Smith, South West Regional Family Day Care

Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast - Sabrina Kelly, Illawarra Family Day Care

Northern Territory

Alice Springs - Emily Lawler, Kentish Life Long Learning and Care

Darwin - Jennifer Alivia, Kentish Life Long Learning and Care


Brisbane North/Sunshine Coast - April Eaton, Kids at Home Family Day Care

Brisbane South - Paula Leigh, Wesley Mission Queensland Family Day Care

Brisbane West/Ipswich/Boonah - Hyeonjin Lee, Wesley Mission Queensland Family Day Care

Cairns & Far North - Felica Burridge, Cassowary Coast Regional Council Family Day Care

Logan/Redlands/Gold Coast - Carlene Cox, YMCA Gold Coast Family Day Care

Rockhampton/Central Qld - Cherie Reeves, Enhance Family Day Care - Central Highlands

Toowoomba/Darling Downs/Somerset/Lockyer - Janelle and Craig McIvor, Empowered Family Day Care

Townsville/Northern Qld - Fiona Finucane, Holistic Approach Family Day Care

Wide Bay/Hervey Bay/Maryborough - Katrina Ashmore, Carinbundi Kids Family Day Care

South Australia

Adelaide - Donna Perry, Southern Districts Family Day Care

Adelaide Hills & Barossa  - Shari Saunders, Country Central Family Day Care

Riverland & Murray Mallee - Alison Cook, Hills Murraylands Family Day Care Scheme

Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula - Stephanie Hoy, West Country Family Day Care

Yorke Peninsula & Clare Valley - Elaine Donald, Country Central Family Day Care


Devonport & North West - Trudy Chilcott, Launceston Family Day Care

Hobart & South - Dorka Kabaivanof, Lady Gowrie Family Day Care

Launceston & North - Maxine Burr, Launceston Family Day Care


Bairnsdale & Gippsland - Martha Smith, Baw Baw Family Day Care

Ballarat & Central Highlands - Melissa Dreger, City of Ballarat Family Day Care

Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs - Zenaida Ternola, City of Casey Family Day Care

Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges - Allison Evans, Wyndham Early Learning Family Day Care

CBD & Inner Suburbs - Svitlana Korchova‐Tyurina, Bestchance Family Day Care

Eastern Suburbs - Christine Hettiarachchi, Bambini Child Care Services

Geelong & Great Ocean Road - Marie Althaus, Surfcoast Family Day Care

Mildura & Murray - Bronwyn Williams, Mildura Family Day Care

Mornington Peninsula & Bass Coast - Carleen Montgomery, Bestchance Family Day Care

Northern Suburbs - Sureka Heeraluge, Moreland Family Day Care

Shepparton & Goulburn Valley - Tamara Ruffin, Murrindindi Family Day Care

Traralgon & La Trobe Valley - Anne Bell, Baw Baw Shire Family Day Care

Western Suburbs - Debbie Macleod, Wyndham Early Learning Family Day Care

Yarra Valley & High Country - Julie Parker, Bestchance Family Day Care

Western Australia

Albany & Great Southern - Elspeth Smith, Willi Wag Tails Family Day Care

Bunbury & South West - Cassandra Dennison, Nature Alliance Family Day Care

CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs - Bec Beattie, Nature Alliance Family Day Care

Eastern Suburbs - Erica Ferris, Nature Alliance Family Day Care

Fremantle & Southern Suburbs - Cindy Walsh, Bright Futures Children's Services

Geraldton, Gascoyne & Midwest - Sri Morgan, Elite Family Day Care

Kalgoorie, Goldfields & Esperance - Jessica O'Connor, Nature Alliance Family Day Care

Mandurah & Peel - Elissa Kalleske, Community Vision Family Day Care

Northam & Wheatbelt - Tanya Lee Phillips, Willi Wag Tails Family Day Care

Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara - Tara-Lee Giancarro, Ngala Bright Stars

Rockingham & Kwinana - Katie Waudby, Bright Futures Children's Services

Northern Suburbs & Joondalup - Hannah Mason, Nature Alliance Family Day Care