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Excellence in Family Day Care Awards

Congratulations to our Regional Educator Winners

Following an unprecedented 5,600 nominations, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) are thrilled to have started announcing our Regional Educator Winners in the 2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

Regional Educator Winners will be announced over the coming weeks. We are thrilled to recognise the incredible work of these educators and celebrate the support they provide each and every day to children and families in their communities.

A list of Regional Educator Winners can be viewed here.

All Regional Educator Winners will go into the running to be named as National Educator Finalists.

New dates announced!

Celebrating its ninth year, the 2020 FDCA's Excellence in Family Day Care Awards highlights the incredible work of family day care educators and the invaluable contributions they make to the lives of children, families and communities.

This event is the only national awards dedicated to the family day care sector and recognises the unique benefits of the family day care environment.

Given the importance of this event for our members and for the sector as a whole, FDCA has decided to move the date of this year’s Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner from 21 November 2020, to 27 February 2021.

The Gala Dinner will still be held at the Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel in Glenelg, South Australia.

With remaining uncertainty around border policies and COVID-19 restrictions, this shift in dates will support our members from all around Australia to attend the special evening and take part in the celebrations.

To ensure the event and our winners receive maximum visibility across local and national media outlets, we have also amended our awards announcement schedule as follows:

Regional Educator Awards Winners announced:

  • ACT/NSW Regional Winners - 13 October 2020
  • NT/QLD Regional Winners - 20 October 2020
  • TAS/VIC Regional Winners - 27 October 2020
  • SA/WA Regional Winners - 2 November 2020


Star Award Winners announced: 17 November 2020

National Finalists announced: 7 December 2020

Gala Dinner and National Winners announced: 27 February 2021


FDCA is excited to join our finalists and winners in person and continue representing, supporting and promoting our sector in the new year.

We would like to thank each and every member for their understanding of this decision, along with all of the families and communities that have made the 2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards an unprecedented success.

We look forward to announcing our winners over the next few weeks, starting with our Regional ACT/NSW winners on Tuesday 13 October!