Excellent educator

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on September 26, 2019

AN AWARD-winning day care educator is now among the many day cares and carers based in the Great Southern.

Yakamia-based Caroline Boocock from Albany Family Day Care was crowned the Albany and Great Southern regional winner in the recent 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

Ms Boocock is now in the running to be named a national finalist and said she was a bit shocked when she learned about the win.

“I actually found out when I was tagged on Facebook, the email didn’t come through,” she laughed.

“It means everything to us and makes us feel appreciated; it’s validation for what we do.”

Ms Boocock has worked in the day care industry since 2006 and has enjoyed watching all of the children she’s cared for grow up.

People have been so happy with her care that they booked their children a spot before they were even born.

The successful national finalists will be announced next month on October 14 and the National Educator of the Year will be announced at a Hobart gala dinner on November 23.