MEERILINGA Family Centre in High Wycombe has been named as the 2018 WA Early Childhood Service of the Year in the Australian Early Education and Care Awards.
The team from Meerilinga will now head to the national awards on June 14, where they will have to give a ten minute presentation followed by an interview in front of a panel of early childhood experts.
Centre coordinator Hila Berman said she was extremely proud of the hard work her staff had put in over the last 12 months.
“It’s really great to get recognition for the hard work,” she said.
“We don’t do this to win awards but we feel like we’re working really hard every day as a whole team, so it’s really nice to win an award.”
Ms Berman said she would by flying to Sydney for the national awards with lead educator Celia Riordan and service coordinator Pat Hope, adding that she believed they would do well in the awards.
“I think we have a lot to offer, we’ve started working on our presentation and I believe we have a lot to share with the judging panel.”
By Liam Ducey