Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare Educators Jackie Watson, Melanie Maloney and Wendy Smith all from Canowindra have been nominated for the 2018 Educator of the Year Awards through Family Daycare Australia. With Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare as a group also nominated for Service of the Year for 2018.
The Family Day Care Australia Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are the only national awards dedicated entirely to the family day care sector. Families were invited to tell Family Daycare Australia in their own words, what makes their educator or approved service such an integral and special contributor to their lives and of the children in their care.
Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare is a crucial part of the Canowindra community as the only service providing long daycare to working families. Without these hardworking “Daycare Mum’s’” as they are affectionately known by the many children they care for, work for parents in small villages like Canowindra would not be possible.
Jackie Watson has been providing daycare to children for 10 years and really loves what she does. “Watching the kids grow from babies to school aged children is great, they become a part of our family,” said Jackie.
Melanie Maloney has been a full time educator for 9 years now and said she just loves “Seeing the kids develop and I love it even more when that something just clicks for the kids,” said Melanie.
Wendy Smith has been operating for 5.5 years and when asked what she loves most about her work she said “I just really love the kids!”
Best of luck ladies!