Awards to recognise early years professionals

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale recently visited Lang Lang Kindergarten to spend time with the students and early childhood educators, Laurel Herman and Keryn Cunningham.

Victorians can nominate an individual, early childhood service or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award to recognise the outstanding work of early years professionals to improve the lives of children and their families.

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale announced nominations are open for this year’s awards and called on families, early childhood professionals and early years organisations to nominate themselves or others.

Now in its 16th year, the Victorian Early Years Awards celebrate the nominees, finalists and winners, and the commitment, resilience and flexibility demonstrated by the entire sector.

In 2021, the awards will celebrate the achievements and commitment of early childhood professionals across seven award categories, including improving access and participation, supporting parents and promoting children’s health and wellbeing, as well as the prestigious Early Childhood Teacher of the Year.

Award winners in each category will receive up to $15,000 to further develop and share the lessons of their exceptional work in kindergartens, schools, local councils, maternal child and health services and other early years organisations across the state.

Nominations for the awards close on Monday, 14 June. Finalists will be announced in August ahead of the awards ceremony in November.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit: