Updated: Sep 12
✦ 2022 Wauchope & Hinterland Business Awards
Congratulations to TG's Child Care! We love bringing Brilliant news to share with the community, way to go TG's!
It has recently been an exciting period for so many of our local businesses in the community. With the 2022 Wauchope & Hinterland Business Awards back on track after the world went on pause with the pandemic, it felt like there was a much-needed boost of energy and excitement in the community again.
The awards are a celebration of local businesses and an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of the community's local operators. It is a way to help local businesses gain exposure and promotion to a wider outreach.
Celebrating the occasion are: Faye O'Neill - Educational Leader; Linda Hutchinson - Centre Manager; Laura Bull - Area Manager; Toni-lee Paine - Centre Manager; Anne Stephens - WHS Officer and Mel Ashley - Educational Leader
TG's Child Care at all three of their Wauchope centres have been Highly Commended for Excellence in Professional Services (21 employees or more) in the 2022 Wauchope and Hinterland Business Awards. We just love this photograph and all their brilliant smiles! It's a clear sign that everything they do is worth it, and they are genuine professionals who are fully committed to the invaluable services they bring to the children and their families in our communities.
"Toni-lee, Laura and Linda are three of the most amazingly strong and empowered women you will ever meet! What an incredible team of gifted Leaders and Centre Managers. Congratulations on your award and well done to everyone of your team of passionate and dedicated Educators. Well done and well-deserved!" ❤️🌟👏🌻 Trevor and Gayle Kee, owners of TG's Child Care
There is a common saying at TG's Child Care that they are one big TG's Family paddling the canoe together. This is an award that is shared with not just the Educators, but also the children, their families and the local trades of the communities who are so supportive of TG's through the years.
"I am grateful to work with such an amazing group of people at TG's. Congratulations on winning Highly Commended- Professional Services (21 employees or more). After a long 2 years of navigating through the many challenges within the industry we have managed to support our children, families and educators with minimal interference to delivering the education and care, well-being and fun to our children." - Linda Hutchinson, Centre Manager, TG's Child Care High St
Australia's shortage of educators
Australia is facing a difficult situation - there is a shortage of educators across the country, and National Skills Commission data shows that in May, the number of vacancies in early childhood education and care hit a record 6648 positions. The figure has more than doubled in the past three years.
"Slowly but surely, people will recognise the huge importance of Early Childhood Educators and the impact they have on our future through the education, love and commitment they devote to our children, families and communities. They are contributing to the betterment of our next generation of the Australian workforce and Parenthood." - Linda Hutchinson, Centre Manager, TG's Child Care High St
TG's Child Care like any other educational body, is feeling the impact of this situation. Nevertheless, they have not stopped going the extra mile in spite of all the challenges they have been facing. There really is no rest here, whether it's the pandemic or a shortage of educators, TG's has continued to push through. Giving back to the community is something TG's never stops doing.
Linda Hutchinson, Centre Manager at TG´s High Street campus, explains:
"The Educator shortage is felt state-wide. TG’s Child Care has reflected on the situation we've had over the past few years and we are focusing on the years to come. TG's management listens and hears their Team and we have come up with strategies to attract and retain quality Educators. It is necessary to ensure the longevity of our services. This is how we create a sense of stability and reassurance for ou