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Award Categories

Awards are available for individual people and for services as a whole

Individual Awards

Springfree Trampoline Early Childhood Educator of the Year

For educators and carers currently working directly with children in an eligible service type.

5 State Winners will be selected (one per state group of QLD, NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/NT and WA). The national winner will be selected from amongst the 5 State Winners.

Nestle NAN Early Childhood Director of the Year

For people in charge of an eligible service type, including Centre Directors, Preschool Teachers in Charge, Family Day Care Scheme Managers/Directors.

5 State Winners will be selected (one per state group of QLD, NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/NT and WA). The national winner will be selected from amongst the 5 State Winners.

Educational Experience Rising Star Award

For educators, carers or directors, irrespective of age, currently working in an eligible service type, and who have been employed for no longer than five years in an educational or managerial capacity within the early childhood education sector should be nominated in this category.

3 Finalists be will selected from amongst all nominations in this category. The National Winner will be selected from amongst the 3 Finalists.

Team/Service Award

MyLife MySuper Early Childhood Service of the Year

An entire service, group of staff or team can be nominated in this category as long as the service meets the eligible service requirements.

5 State Winners will be selected (one per state group of QLD, NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/NT and WA). The national winner will be selected from amongst the 5 State Winners.