Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care, Kate Ellis today congratulated local Adelaide educator Amy Douglas of Margaret Ives Community Children’s Centre, Norwood for taking out the top prize at the 2012 HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards.

Amy won the coveted Outstanding Educator award for her commitment to developing a greater understanding of young children and challenging their emerging skills.

“I would like to congratulate Amy who took out the top prize from more than 600 nominations for providing outstanding levels of education to children from birth to eight years of age”, Ms Ellis said.

“Our childcare workers do a great job in those critical early years and as I travel around Australia visiting childcare centres I consistently see dedicated, passionate staff that deserve to be valued and rewarded for their hard work.

“As primary carer for eight children in the baby room, and a secondary carer for an additional 22, Amy is raising the standard of care provided by early childhood carers.

“Amy was nominated for taking a lateral approach to caring for children in the zero-to-three age range, while continuing to follow the Early Years Framework.

Ms Douglas recieved a $5,000 ME Bank online Everyday Transaction Account and a $5,000 education grant.

HESTA is one of Australia’s largest super fund, with more than 750,000 members.

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