Katie Hockey named a finalist in national educator awards program

Katie Hockey.
Katie Hockey.

If your children are being educated by Katie Hockey they are in good hands.

The Kiama World of Learning educator has been named a finalist in G8 Education’s national Standout Educator Awards program.

Selected from 10,000 educators across the country, Katie was nominated by her parents and peers for her outstanding contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the children in their care.

Centre Manager Tracy Hockey said the recognition was testament to Katie’s dedication to providing superior learning and development outcomes for local children.

“The Standout Educator Awards highlight the special contribution educators like Katie make to the lives of the children in their care,” she said.

“To be selected is not only reward for her dedication to providing quality early childhood education and care, it also emphasises the special bond that she has with the children entrusted in her care.”

Now in its second year, the Standout Educators Award program provides recognition for the important role early childhood educators play in the lives of families across the country.

More than 3,000 nominations were received this year, with parent nominations highlighting everything from their educator’s teaching techniques through to their personal attributes and willingness to go above and beyond to support both the children and their families.

Katie said she was excited yet humbled to be nominated in the national awards program.

“It’s a privilege to be able to work with children each day – they teach me so much!” she said.

“I’m really honoured to have been recognised by my families.”

The World Of Learning educator now goes in the running to be named one of six national finalists. Winners will be announced on Early Childhood Educator’s Day on Wednesday, September 5, when early learning services across the country celebrate the important role educators play in supporting the learning and development of Australia’s children.