26 November 2019
The City of Kwinana's Bright Futures Children's Services were once again named winners in the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards for 2019 for Western Australia and South Australia.
Bright Futures has been operating since 1988 and has grown to a membership of over 85 educators to date. The service won the 2015 and 2018 Excellence in Family Day Care Service of the Year Award for WA/SA and is rated as an exceeding service by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.
The service was one of four state finalists announced this year out of 525 services nominated across Australia, 41 of which were from Western Australia and South Australia combined.
"The City of Kwinana is proud to have Bright Futures operating within our City as it represents the highest quality in early childhood education and care," said Mayor Carol Adams.
"Being recognised by Family Day Care Australia as the winners for all of Western and South Australia is a well-earned honour for the hardworking staff at the service."
Nominations for the awards were made by educators and families, with Bright Futures staff preparing a submission that highlighted the many ways they provide education and care.
"One of the centerpieces of the work coming out of Bright Futures is an indigenous playgroup called Moorditj Kulungar for local Kwinana and Rockingham Aboriginal families and their children," Mayor Adams said.
Service Manager Andrea Harold said that she was incredibly proud of staff and educators to be recognised once again for the quality education and care they provide, with fourteen of her educators nominated for Regional Educator of the Year.
"It gives us a fantastic feeling to know we are valued for what we do." Mrs Harold said.
Bright Futures Educational Leader Lynne Brooke was also recognised as the WA/SA Coordinator of the Year. Two Bright Futures Children's Services educators were also recognised as regional winners, in the educator category of the Excellence in Family Day.