ECA ACT Branch

2021 Education and Care Awards Gala

The Early Childhood Australia ACT Branch is pleased to be organising the 2021 Education and Care Awards Gala on Friday 5 November 2021. This event will promote, recognise and celebrate the exceptional work undertaken by the ACT education and care sector. Join us for the award ceremony with a three-course dinner and live entertainment.

The awards component of this event showcases the commitment, innovation and achievement of individuals and services within our sector. Nominations for the awards are open and finalists for each award category will receive a complimentary ticket to the awards gala. Winners will be announced on the evening.

Venue: Olympus Room, Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Woden
Date: Friday 5 November 2021
Time: 6:30 pm–11:30 pm
Dress:  After five/Cocktail

Category Rate
Member Ticket $85.00
Non-Member Ticket $95.00
Group booking – Table of 10 $850.00

Please note:
• All registration fees are inclusive of GST.

Award categories

The awards showcases the commitment, innovation and achievement of individuals and services within our sector in the following categories:

Sector Support Award
Education and care settings cannot operate without the support of key people. The people may not work directly with children or be in a leadership position, however, the contribution they make to the organisation is significant. This award will recognise and celebrate the supporters in the ACT sector.

Rising Star Award
This award is open to individuals who are at the early stages of their career in the education and care profession. The award will recognise individuals working in approved education and care settings and may also acknowledge those studying towards an approved qualification.

Sector Advocacy Award
Advocacy is vital for the work undertaken by education and care professionals. There are many individuals both within education and care settings and more broadly in the ACT community who make a significant contribution to the sector and the profession through their advocacy. This award will recognise and celebrate these local achievements.

Innovation in Pedagogy and Practice Award
This award is open to individuals and services wanting to share and celebrate innovative and transformative pedagogy and practice. The award will include four sub-categories to recognise family day care, education and care of children from birth to three years and three to five years, as well as out of school hours care.

Educator or Early Childhood Teacher Award
This award is open to individuals employed as educators who work in a direct role with children and families. The award will celebrate the essential role that educators play, not only in the lives of children and families but also in society.

Director Award
This award is open to individuals employed in the role of director, c00entre manager or coordinator of an approved education and care setting located in the ACT. It will highlight the critical role played by leaders in the sector and how they drive quality within their organisations.

Educational Leader Award
Founded on the advocacy work originally undertaken by the ACT Pedagogical Leadership Network, this award is open to individuals who are currently employed in the role of educational leader.

Key dates

2021 Selection process Key date
Nominations open and ticket sales begin 26 July 2021
Nominations close 17 September 2021*
Finalists notified and announced 8 October 2021*
Interviews for finalists at ECA National Office 14 & 15 October 2021*
Ticket sales close 25 October 2021*
2021 Education and Care Awards Gala 5 November 2021

*Dates have been extended.

Sponsors

Contact Early Childhood Australia to discuss sponsorship opportunities:

T:02 6242 1800
E: awards@earlychildhood.org.au