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FIRST CHOICE: Daycare provider Dora Villacorte has been named regional educator of the year for Ipswich region.
FIRST CHOICE: Daycare provider Dora Villacorte has been named regional educator of the year for Ipswich region. Rob Williams

CHILDCARE operator Dora Villacorte will later this year celebrate 10 years of helping young children develop.

The anniversary in December will be extra sweet thanks to a nomination from a pleased parent that led to Ms Villacorte being named the top daycare provider across Ipswich, Brisbane West and Boonah.

Ms Villacorte is one of 10 regional winners throughout the state in the annual Family Day Care Awards.

Ms Villacorte, nicknamed Abuela (Spanish for grandmother) by the children she looks after, said the home-based style of day care allowed for strong relationships with the parents.

"I love playing, looking after the little ones," she said. "I really enjoy seeing them develop."

Her at-home service is part of Choices Family Day Care which provides home-based child care in Ipswich and West Brisbane. The business has been nominated for the Service of the Year award.

Choices Family Day Care manager Annette Steley said the business was proud of the nominations received by many of its educators, but especially proud of Ms Villacorte for receiving the extra recognition of the regional award.

Visit awards.fdca.com.au for more information.

State-wide and service award winners will be announced next month.



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