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Family Day Care educator wins regional award

Greater Shepparton City Council Family Day Care educator Toni Serra, located in Tatura, was last week announced as a Regional Winner for the annual Excellence in Family Day Care awards with Family Day Care Australia.

Toni was nominated by her families for her outstanding work with local children and then submitted her own application detailing her philosophy and work practices highlighting her passion for working with children and supporting local families within the Tatura community.

Greater Shepparton City Council Director Community Kaye Thomson said it was very pleasing that an educator with Council achieved this level of recognition for her work.

“Toni has demonstrated professionalism in her practice as a Family Day Care Educator and has developed great relationships with the children and their families,” said Ms Thomson.

“Toni is focussed on providing quality care for the children and caters for the diversity of the children she looks after ensuring they enjoy their experience and learn new things at the same time.”

Toni is now in the running to win the title of Victorian and Tasmanian Educator of the Year which will be announced on 6 August. If she is successful, she will be flown to the Gold Coast for the Family Day Care Australia triennial conference and gala ball where she could then be crowned National Family Day Care Educator of the Year.

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