Intereach Deniliquin Family Day Care educator Angela Coffey has been named Riverina winner in the 2018 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.
The awards are hosted by the national peak body for family day care — Family Day Care Australia — and celebrate the important role educators play in the lives of children, families and communities across Australia.
‘‘I was delighted just to be nominated,’’ Angela said.
‘‘It’s really nice to get the recognition and feel valued by the families that I work with.
‘‘I was actually quite shocked when I found out that I had won. I won the award last year and there are so many wonderful educators in our region that I really didn’t expect to get the call telling me I had won again.
‘‘The thing I enjoy the most about working in Family Day Care is the relationships you build with the children and their families. It’s so wonderful to see the personalities of the children thrive in a small group environment and experience their growth and development.’’
Angela was nominated for the award by local school teacher Sarah Campbell.
‘‘I’m ecstatic that Angela has won this award and I think it really validates the care and effort she puts into her work,’’ Sarah said.
‘‘My children have flourished under her care. She has wonderful ideas that help the children learn and develop and she invests such love into everything she does.
‘‘We are so lucky to have her as part of our lives.’’
Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said it is such a proud moment for Intereach to have one of its educators named a regional winner.
‘‘It is wonderful to see our passionate educators’ hard work being recognised and we would like to congratulate Angela on her achievement.’’
Intereach Family Day Care offers flexible and extended hours of childcare for babies and children under the age of 13.
Care is provided for small groups of children in the homes of registered Family Day Care educators.
Angela is one of 28,000 family day care educators providing quality education and care to more than 200,000 children across Australia.
For more information about Intereach Family Day Care, phone 58905210.