Kirrawee Montessori Academy wins Most Outstanding Early Childhood Centre at 2024 Local Business Awards.

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Kirrawee Montessori Academy is crowned Sutherland Shire’s 2024 Most Outstanding Early Childhood Centre

By Montessori Academy03/07/24

We are overjoyed to announce that Kirrawee Montessori Academy has won the Sutherland Shire’s Local Business Awards as the Most Outstanding Childcare.

This award is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment of the Kirrawee team to provide an exceptional learning environment for children. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and Centre Manager Miss Donna takes a moment to reflect on what makes the centre unique, and how they have built such a strong, supportive community.

Our Educational Philosophy: A Unique Approach

“With 36 years of experience in Montessori education, our philosophy is deeply rooted in fostering independence and a love of learning in every child,” Donna shared.

Kirrawee Montessori Academy embraces the lifelong work of Dr Maria Montessori and empowers children and educators alike to thrive when they are encouraged to explore, discover, and learn at their own pace in a prepared environment.

“This dedication to the Montessori method sets us apart from other providers in the area, and it is at the heart of everything we do.”

Community Engagement and Family Support

As a Sutherland Shire local herself, Donna is a well-integrated member of the Kirrawee community.

“Many of my children’s friends have come through our doors, and our centre thrives on positive word-of-mouth recommendations. We have worked tirelessly to build strong relationships with our families, ensuring that our educational practices and procedures are transparent and well-understood.

My door is always open for a chat, and this open communication has been key in fostering trust and collaboration with families,” she said.

A Team Effort: Celebrating Together

The Award Night was a memorable event filled with laughter and celebrations, and it was a reminder of the incredible team effort that went into earning this award.

“The reaction from our team upon hearing the news was one of pure excitement and joy. I reassured my team that this achievement was only possible because of our collective support and dedication to each other and our families.”

Reflections on Our Journey

“Winning this award has been a humbling experience and has strengthened our belief in the importance of quality early childhood education. It reflects our passion for nurturing young minds and our commitment to creating a warm, welcoming environment where children can grow and thrive.

I am incredibly grateful to the families who have entrusted us with their children’s early education and to our incredible team who make our centre a place of joy and learning.”

As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to continuing our journey of excellence in early childhood education. We kindly thank everyone who has been a part of our success. Here’s to many more years of making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in the Sutherland Shire and beyond!

Kirrawee Montessori Academy is one of three Montessori Academy childcare and preschools in the Sutherland Shire region. For tour and enrolment enquiries, feel free to contact their Family Care Team on 1300 000 162.