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 for the 2019 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards have been announced.

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Awards dinner

The 2019 Awards dinner was held in conjunction with ECA's National Conference in Hobart.

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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 now closed

Winners for the 2019 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards were announced on 26 September 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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2019 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards

The 2019 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.

2019 winners

Advancing Pedagogy & Practice

Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool (ACELP) - Practitioner Research Team has been recognised for their research-based curriculum which increased children’s ability to manage risks during play.

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Outstanding Graduate

Stacey Cumming has been recognised for teaching young deaf and deafblind children learn and develop skills in Auslan and spoken language.

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Building Inclusion

Goodstart Blue Haven has been recognised for developing a range of programs to foster an inclusive learning environment for vulnerable children attending the child care centre.

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Advancing Pedagogy & Practice

Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool

 

Finalists

Balnarring Preschool

Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre

Outstanding Graduate

Stacey Cumming

 

 

 

Finalist 

Monique Covacci

Building Inclusion

Goodstart Early Learning Blue Haven

 

 

Finalists

Shine Bright Echuca South Community Kindergarten

Learning Links

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

 

 

2019 Awards dinner

Relive the excitement of the 2019 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards Dinner.
Montage of award night