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September 24, 2019 - Innisfail Family Day Care’s Felica Burridge to take on national awards

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has congratulated Felica Burridge from Little Learners Family Day Care in Innisfail after winning the 2019 Regional Excellence in Family Day Care Award for the Cairns & Far North Region.

Felica will now represent the Cairns and Far North Region at the National Awards, with winners announced on 23 November in Hobart.

Council’s Community and Customer Committee Chair Cr Mark Nolan said, “I met Felica at Council’s recent baby expo.  Felica has 23 clients and is a big operator and expert in this field.
“We wish Felica all the best for the next stage in this journey, representing our region in the national awards.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council operates the Family Day Care Scheme, supports 17 family day educators across the region providing care for approximately 150 families. 

Felica offers an exceptional day care service that she operates from her home in Innisfail, delivering a high quality and innovative service from her fun filled learning environment.

Felica takes a holistic approach to children's learning connecting with their families and the broader community through her collaborative programming and planning.  

Felica is valued in her community, valued by her peers and her families. She is a real asset to the Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Scheme and is considered to be an advocate for a quality child care service.

The Family Day Care Australia Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are the only national awards dedicated entirely to the family day care sector. The Excellence in Family Day Care Awards recognise the amazing work done by educators, coordinators and services in the family day care sector to deliver high quality early childhood education and care to children across Australia.