Erin’s a rising star
LOCAL childcare worker Erin Grange is one of three state finalists for a Rising Star award in the Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards.
One of the families the 21-year-old provides childcare for nominated her for the award, which recognises people under 25 in the childcare industry who provide a high level of skill and knowledge.
Ms Grange has a certificate three and diploma in children services and runs her own small business Shinning Stars Family Day Care, providing day care for four children and babysitting and after school care.
“I’ve always loved children and I really connect with the kids and love watching them learn and grow and I think I’ve got the best job,” she said.
“Every day is different, it’s exciting and the joy it brings is unbelievable, I go out of my way to make sure everything’s all right.
“I’m wrapped about the nomination and I’m very proud with what I provide, I work hard and care and am very supportive of my families - we’re all close and have a great relationship.”
The educator is in high demand, with her small business booked out and a waiting list growing, but will find time to travel to Sydney later this month if she wins the Rising Star award for Queensland.
State winners will be announced on May 11 and the winners will go into the national finals, which will be announced on May 25 at a gala awards dinner and presentation ceremony in Sydney.
Sing a song: Educator Erin Range with Leo Seaward, Lexi BowerMiles, Elijah Berry and