Annual Educator Conference 2024

Award Nominations

In 2021, Regional Early Education & Development Inc. held their inaugural Educator Conference and Awards night. This annual event is an opportunity for industry specific professional development, networking accompanied with a night for recognition of the hard work and excellence within the REED team.

This year there are 6 Award categories. The categories, nomination criteria and links to nominations have been included below.

Nominations are open from October to December. There is no limit on nominations, however, each category has a set number of finalists.

Nominations will be presented to a judging panel to select the finalist. The winner of the awards will be selected by REED’s General Manager.

Nominations for the 2024 Awards close 22nd December 2023.

Jill Cameron Educator of the Year Award

Who can be nominated for this award? Educators currently employed by REED

Who can nominate for this award? Parents and Community members

How many finalists in this category? 5

Judging Criteria
·         Has consistently shown high standards of early learning and development to children

·         Has built strong relationships with children and families

·         Proven belief that community is an integral part of their service

Exceeding Theme: Shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community.

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Leadership Award

Who can be nominated for this award? All REED WA Employees

Who can nominate for this award? CM, QA, GM, OM, CSM, TL

How many finalists in this category? 3

Judging Criteria
·         Currently employed by REED WA

·         Shows leadership while inspiring others to achieve excellence

·         A positive can do attitude that goes above and beyond to help and support others

Exceeding Theme: Informed by critical reflection, Embedded in service operations.

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Trainee of the Year Award

Who can be nominated for this award? Employee’s registered as a trainee and currently employed by REED

Who can nominate for this award? CM, QA & RTO

How many finalists in this category? 3

Judging Criteria
·         Is actively enrolled and working towards their qualification in Childcare

·         Currently enrolled and completing their qualification in ECEC

·         Excelling in their studies and helping them implement their new found skills in the workplace

Exceeding Theme: Informed by critical reflection, Embedded in service operations.

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Outstanding Achievement Award

Who can be nominated for this award? All REED WA Employees

Who can nominate for this award? CM, QA, GM, OM, CSM, TL

How many finalists in this category? 3

Judging Criteria
·         Currently employed by REED WA

·         Demonstrates going above and beyond in their duties

·         Constantly tries to meet and improve the standards of Early Education and Care

·         Examples: increase in rating, community event, exceeding themes

Exceeding Theme: Shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community.

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Shining Star Award

Who can be nominated for this award? All REED WA Employees

Who can nominate for this award? CM, QA, GM, OM, CSM, TL

How many finalists in this category? 3

Judging Criteria
·         Exceeds expectations and takes initiative to go the extra mile

·         Dedicated to providing above excellent Early Education and Care

·         Can be relied upon to help whenever a job needs to be done and provides confidence that the job will be done well

Exceeding Theme: Embedded in service operations.

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Bright Future Award

Who can be nominated for this award? All REED WA Employees

Who can nominate for this award? CM,QA,GM, OM, CSM, TL

How many finalists in this category? 3

Judging Criteria
·         Shows commitment to developing their skills, seeking knowledge through their own research and investigation outside of work

·         Shows developing leadership skills

·         Is dedicated to building excellent relationships with the Children, Parents and Community

Exceeding Theme: Informed by critical reflection, Embedded in service operations.

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