Gallery - HESTA Aged Care Awards

The HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards recognise the front-line educators and carers at the very heart of Australia's early childhood education system.

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A story worth celebrating

Winners have been announced in the 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards.

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Awards dinner

The 2018 Awards dinner was held on September 21 in Sydney

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Prizes

Winners share a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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Nominations are now closed.

Winners of the 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards were announced at the Awards dinner in Sydney on September 21. The Awards will return in 2019.

Award categories

Advancing Pedagogy & Practice

This award recognises early childhood educators that have significantly advanced early childhood education and care through demonstrating innovation and enhanced outcomes for young children.

Eligibility criteria

Outstanding Graduate

This award recognises a graduate who has applied their knowledge in an exceptional way to deliver high quality education to young children, making a valued contribution to their profession.

Eligibility criteria

Building Inclusion

Early childhood services that have implemented strategies to significantly improve inclusion for children and families that may otherwise face barriers to accessing early childhood education and care.

Eligibility criteria

Recognition

Every person or organisation nominated will receive a certificate in recognition of their contributions.

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Acknowledgement

Finalists will receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

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Reward

Overall winners share a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsors ME- the bank for you.

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2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards

The 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care winners and finalists epitomise outstanding standards of care and the highest levels of commitment to teaching and care-giving professions.

2018 winners

Advancing Pedagogy & Practice

Lady Gowrie Tasmania Integrated Child and Family Centre were recognised for their evidence-based action research project ‘Physical Health and Wellbeing: Innovative approaches in an inner-city community’.

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Outstanding Graduate

Sharon Alexander has been recognised for designing a peer mentoring program for staff, which supports educators in setting professional development goals and encourages them to critically reflect on their work.

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Building Inclusion

The Mikarie Child Care Centre was established by The Sylvanvale Foundation following extensive research showing the local community lacked adequate child care services for children with disabilities.

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Advancing Pedagogy and Practice

Lady Gowrie Tasmania Integrated Child and Family Centre

 

Finalists

Little Beacons, Beaconhills College

KU Mayfield Preschool Team

Wellbank Children's Centre

Outstanding Graduate 

Sharon Alexander

 

Building Inclusion

Mikarie Child Care Centre

 

 

 

Finalists

KU Chatswood Community Preschool

Towri MACS

Learning Links Preschool

Sandcastles Early Education Centre

Outstanding Young Graduate 

Rachael Sydir

Hannah Goldspink

 

Excellence in Building Inclusion

The Infants' Home

Winyu Early Childhood Service Team

 

 

2018

Relive the excitement of the 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards Dinner.
Montage of award night