This financial year Montessori Academy will achieve the company’s mid-term business objective of operating more than 20 childcare centres across Australia and overseas.

Montessori Academy is currently in the process of opening two new childcare centres at Glebe and Macquarie Park, which are expected to open in June 2015. This will take the company’s total number of childcare centre locations to 21, including 20 childcare centres in Australia and one in Shanghai, China. Additional centres planned to open this year, include: Gymea, Alexandria and Bankstown.

General Manager Centre Operations, Meray Parsons, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for our company and our people.

“What is particularly satisfying is seeing that our corporate growth is being mirrored by the progression and development of our staff.

“With each new Montessori Academy childcare centre we open, we are providing new opportunities for our people to achieve their career aspirations within the Early Childhood Education Industry,” she said.

Montessori Academy’s business model is people-centric and based on a culture of innovation, growth, and professional development. The company has an unswerving focus on delivering excellence in early childhood education, and strongly supports professional development and training opportunities for staff.

Montessori Academy currently comprises of 19 childcare centres, including: Auburn, Barangaroo, Burwood, Castle Hill, Condell Park, Croydon, Entrada, Greenacre, Hoxton Park, King Street, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, North Parramatta, Penrith, Shanghai, Smithfield, Strathfield, Victoria Park and West Hoxton Montessori Academy.

With a combined workforce of more than 250 staff, Montessori Academy is now Australia’s leading and largest Montessori childcare group.

Director of Montessori Academy, Colette Assaf, said: “The key to Montessori Academy’s success has been developing the company’s business model around delivering excellence in early childhood education.

“By creating exceptional early learning environments that instill the Montessori philosophy of education, we have created a company that is measured by the learning experiences of its students and staff, not just the business bottom line,” she said.