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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

Do you know an early childhood professional with a story worth celebrating?

Returning in 2018

Awards dinner

The 2016 Awards dinner took place on Friday, 7 October at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Darwin

Returning in 2018

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

Nominations will re-open in 2018.

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 and who make 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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2016

This year's 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.

2016 winners

Advancing Pedagogy & Practice

The Bundjil Nest Project Team's initiative acknowledges and embeds the beliefs and values of the First Peoples into the service’s practice and learning.

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Outstanding Graduate

Rachael Sydir was awarded for strengthening children’s understanding of Aboriginal culture and practices and creating a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Read Rachael's story

Building Inclusion

The Infants' Home constructed an early learning facility to increase capacity to intake families with additional needs with an inclusive-centered approach in mind.

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2016

Relive the excitement of the 2016 HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards Dinner.