2021 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards


The 2021 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards are going ahead, and entries are now open!


As we emerge from COVID-19, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW is proud to announce that the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards (EECE) will be going ahead this year at the beautiful, Hyatt Regency, Sydney on 16 October 2021.


This year Early Childhood Education & Care Week will be held from the 14th – 18th June 2021 with this year’s overall theme being ‘Amazing todays and tomorrows’. During Early Childhood Education & Care Week, services can be acknowledged for their participation by submitting their nomination for an award(s) in a wide array of categories.


There are also Excellence awards for annual programs and activities, and awards for individuals and teams. Hence, the Awards categories include recognition for activities during the week as well as since 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2021.


Every long daycare service in NSW is eligible to enter, so now is the time to start assembling your entry. It is your opportunity to review your program and achievements against the awards criteria of questions that makes your service successful.


Important Dates are as follows:

  • 12 April 2021- Nominations Open

  • 14-18 July 2021- Early Childhood Education & Care Week

  • 23 July 2021 at 11:59pm- Entries Close

  • 27 August 2021- Finalists Announced

  • 16 October 2021- Awards' Gala Night (Hyatt Regency, Sydney)

Click here to download the Official Awards Guide & Entry Form.

PUBLISHED: 15 APRIL 2021

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