The KindiCare Excellence Awards celebrate the top performing early childhood education and care centres right across Australia.
2023 Award Winners
Western Australian Winner
Pachamama Activity Centre
KindiCare●October 22, 2023
Pachamama Activity Centre is our Joint State Winner in Western Australia, with a KindiCare Rating of 9.9, and this is the second year running that Pachamama has picked up a KindiCare Excellence Award for WA, with Pachamama Early Education and Childcare being named Joint State Winner in 2022.
And for good reason! Pachamama is an incredible service run by passionate people, and they put so much thought, effort and love into everything they do, including the way they design and use their spaces. Pachamama definitely takes the idea of a ‘home-away-from-home’ to the next level. Every one of their rooms is comfortably and creatively decorated, with the look and feel of Grandma’s house, and Pachamama’s outdoor area is a wonderland of wood and art, with amazing jarrah play equipment and animals both real and sculptural! There so many special details in this Award-winning centre for school-aged children – from the Turkish pendant lighting to the metal sculptures made by a local artisan – and every space is carefully designed to bring the childcare family together in meaningful ways, and inspire children’s curiosity, creativity and discovery. There are apertures to peer through, materials to feel through, and the natural world woven into everything; and Director, Kristen McPhail says, “We believe Pachamama is a remarkable success due to our unwavering commitment to crafting these outstanding environments. “This commitment to our carefully created environment seamlessly intertwines with every facet of our activity centre for school-aged children and early education and childcare centre for the young ones.” Kristen explains that, “Our captivating spaces not only serve as a foundation for quality education, but they are magnets for skilled staff who recognise the value of such nurturing surroundings for the children, as well as for themselves.” Kristen believes that Pachamama’s amazing environments contribute to the high staff retention rates at her centres, and they definitely make Pachamama a beautiful place to be. This childcare community is thriving in its surroundings, with happy children, invested families and dedicated staff; and Kristen says, “Pachamama's triumph in jointly winning WA’s KindiCare Excellence Award two years in a row is a testament to the profound impact of our exquisite environments that transcend mere aesthetics, shaping every aspect of our early education and childcare services.” This beautiful commitment to quality education and care is great to see, and anyone who walks through Pachamama’s doors will be wowed by their centre – and their two KindiCare Excellence Awards, on show with all that amazing art!