For eight years Educational Experience has been an active supporter of the annual Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards.


For us, we live everyday with the child and their learning at the centre of what we do. We know that educators and carers, along with family do the same. In early childhood and care, there's rarely a moment for formal recognition of the outstanding contributions educators do have on the physical and emotional growth of children. 

While every day provides acts of recognition, these awards provide the opportunity for us to say, thank you, well done and keep it up. 

An act of recognition is a smile from a child as they realise their potential; it is watching a shy child make friends; it is helping a child overcome their fears; it is learning with a child. These happen everyday in centres and homes around Australia. What happens once a year is the Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards.

Again this year we are major sponsors of the Rising Star Award. This unique award recognises anyone currently working for five years or less as an educator or carer or teacher in charge in a licensed and registered or in an accredited 0-5 years children’s service or out of school hours school aged care service.

This is your chance to nominate an outstanding early childhood professional for recognition in these awards. You can nominate your child’s educator or carer now! If you nominate now you will go into the draw for a Springfree Trampoline!

It is knowing that the future engineers, carpenters, mechanics, pilots, teachers, scientists, innovators and inventors are in every centre. Those that care, help and guide deserve recognition.

Awards Categories:

There are State and Territory Awards, plus the National Awards presented at the annual Gala Dinner.

  • Springfree Trampoline Early Childhood Educator of the Year
  • Nestle NAN Early Childhood Director of the Year
  • Educational Experience Rising Star Award

Team/Group Awards

  • MyLife MySuper Early Childhood Service of the Year

For all the details about the nomination process head to the Australian Family website: