Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Milly's Fairground Honoured with Award

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Milly's Fairground Honoured with Award

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MILLY Fairweather said that she fell into childcare, but after her first experience, she fell in love with it.

Ten years after her traineeship, she has been recognised for her recent work in Family Daycare, becoming regional winner for Coffs Harbour and North Coast in the 2017 Excellence in Family Day Care Educator of the Year Awards.

"I was nominated by one of my parents which is pretty exciting because I have only been open since January," she said.

"It was really exciting, with Clarence Family Daycare there were 23 nominations just for this area, and more in the Mid North Coast area, and around 3000 nominations Australia wide."

Ms Fairweather, who runs her Family Daycare business Fairgrounds in Yamba, will find out this month if she will move onto the state title and said that her focus on sustainability was a big part of her success.

"My philosophy is all around sustainability, so everything in here is either second-hand or a sustainably sourced project -- a lot of the toys are made of wood, or natural objects like sticks and leaves," she said. …

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