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Image (supplied) - Kerrie Fortescue with pupils (from left) Annabelle, Aria, Quinn, Georgina and Lucy.

Terang Educator Nominated

Terang Educator Nominated

Image (supplied) - Kerrie Fortescue with pupils (from left) Annabelle, Aria, Quinn, Georgina and Lucy.

Terang Family Day Care educator nominated for excellence award

Terang Family Day Care Educator Kerri Fortescue has been nominated for Excellence in the national Family Day Care Awards.

A Family Day Care Educator with Corangamite Shire Council for 13 years, she finds the work incredibly rewarding.

In that time, she has helped educate more than 100 children aged from six months to eight years.

“I love that family day care gives me the opportunity to invite people into my own life and to become part of theirs,” Kerrie said.

“Children see my family day care as a second home.”

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Kerrie started with a background in child minding just as the sector transitioned to the National Quality Framework.

She did a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2012 and three years ago finished a diploma which she had juggled with work and raising her own family.

Kerrie’s professional growth has seen her embrace change and tackle technology such as the Kinderloop secure communication platform which Corangamite Shire services use to communicate directly with parents.

Regional winners will be announced on Tuesday 24 August, before national finalists are announced on Monday 13 September.

Council Child Care & Family Day Care Pedagogical Lead Michelle Maraldo said the nomination was very well deserved.

“She has come a long way. Kerrie has put a lot of effort into learning new things and welcomes change.

“She wants to bring more of the Koori curriculum into her programming, we wish her the best and hope for a positive result.”

The awards are run by Family Day Care Australia, an independent, not for profit national peak body that promotes family day care in delivering high quality early childhood education.

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