Excellence In
early childhood education awards

saturday, 16 October 2021 | hyatt regency, sydney

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important dates

12 April 2021 

Nominations Open

14-18 june 2021

Early Childhood Education & Care Week

5 august 2021 at 11:59pm 

Entries Close

5 September 2021

Finalists Announced


16 OCTOBER 2021

Awards' Gala Night (Hyatt Regency, Sydney)

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Purchase tickets from Precedent Productions 

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rewarding excellence in early childhood education 

As we emerge from COVID-19, this years Early Childhood Education Week will be held from the 14th – 18th June 2021 with this year’s overall theme being ‘Amazing todays and tomorrows’. The role that educators play in stimulating the children of Australia inspires and enables them today and all their tomorrows.


It recognises the importance of children’s communication, self-esteem, sportsmanship, senses, creativity, view of our country and saving their world with environmental initiatives.

Your long daycare service and your educators are invited to be part of this week by presenting a series of activities to showcase and acknowledge the benefits that early learning servicers provide to their children, local communities and their families.

Services and educators can also be acknowledged for their participation by submitting their nomination(s) for an award(s) in  one or more of the 28 categories. The awards categories include awards for activities during the week as well as since 1 January 2020 to date. There are also Excellence awards for annual programs and activities, and awards for individuals and teams.

What is early childhood education and care week?

Early Childhood Education Week is your opportunity to showcase your long daycare service to your local community in the largest celebration for the early childhood education & care sector.

It is a way to promote the valuable contribution you and your team make to the development of our children.

Early Childhood Education Week is open to all NSW long daycare services and being involved is as simple as conducting even just ONE activity that relates to any of the themes.

Alternatively, you may fill your week with as many activities as your team can handle!

In the end, it’s all about giving children exciting and interactive learning experiences that tie in with the 2021 theme of ’Amazing todays and tomorrows’.

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Guild Insurance

You work hard for your business. We work hard to protect it.

It’s not just your business, it’s your passion. You care about what you do and the children in your care. That’s why your Guild Business Insurance policy is tailored to your unique situation, providing cover for what you value. And since Guild has been protecting early learning professionals for more than 45 years, we know what to look for. We’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to.

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GuilD Early Learning

Workers Compensation is a legal requirement in NSW,

but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult.

Guild Early Learning (GEL) is Workers Compensation specifically developed in partnership with the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW for childcare, preschool and kindergarten centres in NSW

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With Great Qualifications, Come Great Opportunities.

Education enables personal and professional development. 

It is a gateway to opportunity.

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nova employment

NOVA works exclusively with people who have a variety of disabilities or significant barriers to work and we have an excellent record of success and meaningful career development


associate sponsor


Accru Felsers is an award-winning, globally-focused, mid-tier accounting firm with a long history of accounting excellence. Based in central Sydney, our 60+ professional staff provide a full range of accounting, tax, audit, international advisory and financial planning services to child care providers and business owners across Australia.

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support sponsor


JR Education Consulting Services provides professional development, support and consultancy services to early childhood education and care services, outside school hours care services and all services in scope of the National Quality Framework (NQF) throughout Australia. 

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Being a sponsor of this (the largest and most successful Awards event for the Early Childhood Education and Care sector) is an effective way to heighten your brand and reinforce your association with the sector in terms of:


  • being a member of the leading group of supporters of the sector;

  • opportunities to dynamically connect and engage with the sector’s key decision makers;

  • broader media exposure throughout the Awards program;

  • support for your company’s marketing strategy by leveraging the Awards as a platform to target your specific audiences; ad

  • networking opportunities with other sponsors and supporters, including service providers, media partners and government representatives.

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past awards

2019: A Night of Stars | Images | Finalists | Winners

2018: Engage, Learn, Play…Play is Educational | Images | Finalists | Winners

2017: Every Child is Exceptional  | Images | Winners


Thanks for submitting!


19 Fennell Street 

Parramatta NSW 2150




1300 556 330

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