KINDERGARTEN teacher Judith Williams is one person who really loves her job.
And it is her love of teaching young children each day which has won her the title of MacLean's Early Childhood Educator of the Year award.
After secretly being nominated by her boss, the owner of Rosies Early Learning Centre at Daisy Hill, Ms Williams had no idea she was even in the running until she received a letter saying she short listed as a finalist.
"When I found out, I did a presentation for the judges about myself and my practices here," Ms Williams said.
"Eight people were short listed, and after the presentations four went through, and that's when they decided I was the winner.
"I was really excited and humbled to be recognised for something I see as an every day job."
In addition, Ms Williams also received a certificate and $450 to go towards purchasing new resources for the centre.