2023 Education and Care Awards Gala
The Early Childhood Australia (ECA) ACT committee is pleased to be organising the 2023 Education and Care Awards Gala on Friday 10 November 2023. 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 have closed. Finalists for each award category will receive a complimentary ticket to the awards gala and winners will be announced on the evening.
Venue: Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Woden
Date: Friday 10 November 2023
Time: 6:30 pm–11:30 pm
Dress: After five/Cocktail
|Group booking – Table of 10||$900.00||$950.00|
All registration fees are inclusive of GST and are in Australian Dollars.
*Earlybird registrations must be received by COB 31 July 2023 or the full rate will apply.
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.
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.
|2023 Selection process||Key date|
|Ticket sales begin||6 March 2023|
|Nominations open||27 March 2023|
|Nominations close||7 July 2023|
|Earlybird registration close||31 July 2023|
|Finalists notified and announced||7 August 2023|
|Interviews for finalists at ECA National Office||11 August 2023 – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
14 August 2023 – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
16 August 2023 – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
|Ticket sales close||27 October 2023|
|2023 Education and Care Awards Gala||10 November 2023|
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