To be eligible for nomination, individuals must be currently working in/for an eligible service type. To be eligible for an award, individuals must have been employed in an eligible service type at least within the past 9 months.
To be eligible to claim prizes, National Winners must be currently employed within the early childhood education sector. For further details see terms and conditions.
Eligible service types are:
To be eligible for an award, services must be an eligible service type and also meet these criteria:
Ineligible individuals and services:
Early Childhood Educator of the Year: Educators and carers currently working directly with children in an eligible service type should be nominated in this category.
Early Childhood Director of the Year: People in charge of an eligible service type should be nominated in this category. Typically these people are Centre Directors, Preschool Teachers in Charge, Family Day Care Scheme Managers/Directors.
Chemists' Own Early Childhood Service of the Year: Any early years or school aged care service meeting the eligible service requirements above should be nominated in this category.
Educational Experience Rising Star Award: Any person, irrespective of age, currently working for five years or less as an educator, carer or director in an eligible service type should be nominated in this category.