Nominate now! Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards 2011-2012

The Search is on for Australia’s Most Inspiring Early Childhood Educators and Carers

Nominations are open for the 2011-2012 Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards.  Parents, colleagues, managers, family and friends are encouraged to nominate exceptional early childhood practitioners.

An opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the tireless commitment of early childhood educators and carers to Australian families, the awards was formerly known as the Australian Family Child Care Awards, with the new name far more reflective of the emerging professionalism of early years child care.

The awards searches for inspirational individuals and teams who continually strive for quality improvement. They may come from any sector of early childhood education and care, with the awards open to all levels of experience and qualifications.

Every individual and service nominated for an Early Education and Care Award will receive a certificate of congratulations.  State Winners will be announced in mid-May next year and will be invited to a three-day celebration and professional development event in Sydney.  The National Winners for each of the four categories will be named at the Gala Awards Ceremony on Friday, 25th May 2012.  Winners will share in over $70,000 in prizes, including $38,000 in training and professional development grants.

Nominations open on 15th October 2011 at and close at midnight 11th March 2012.

Do you know someone who deserves an award for their special work and contributions to early childhood education?