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Childcare initiates COVID-19 procedures to stay open

Published: Echo News – March 19th, 2020 LEADING childcare provider Pachamama Early Education and Childcare has started morning wellness checks in an attempt to keep the facility open for longer and keep parents at work amid COVID-19 outbreak fears. Starting last Monday, every parent and child is having their temperature taken and their health status assessed. Any

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Telstra Business Awards are now open

Published: Community News – January 23rd, 2019 NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2019 Telstra Business Awards, the program that celebrates and recognises WA’s leading businesses and helps to propel them to greater heights. Telstra is encouraging small and medium businesses, as well as not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises, to make 2019 the year they put their

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Swords down in centre quarrel

Published: Echo Newspaper – February 1, 2019 PACHAMAMA Education and Childcare staff are ready to put quarrels with the City of Kalamunda behind them with the centre opening an extension to the Lesmurdie premises next week. The two-and-a-half-year battle involved the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), lawyers and numerous public and confidential council meetings. The latest meeting, held

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SHOP LOCAL: Telstra Business Awards winner talks of success since win

Published: Community News – February 4th, 2019 LESS than five months after winning state and national Telstra Business Awards, Kristen McPhail is expanding her childcare business and has seven times the number of Facebook likes. The Pachamama director, who co-founded the Lesmurdie business with Andrew White, won the 2018 Small and Succeeding awards at the state and

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Lesmurdie childcare Pachamama takes out Telstra Australian Business Award

Published: Southern Gazzette – September 27, 2018 LESMURDIE childcare business Pachamama has been named the national Small & Succeeding Award winner at the 2018 Telstra Australian Business Awards in Melbourne. With two rapidly growing childcare centres in the Perth Hills, Pachamama uses art and nature to encourage younger generations to think outside the square. The business engages

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Pachamama makes business history

Published: Echo Newspaper – October 4, 2018 A PERTH Hills child care centre is the first education provider in history to take out Australia’s top small business award. Pachamama Early Education and Childcare won the national small and succeeding award at the 2018 Telstra Australian Business Awards in Melbourne last week. The awards recognise the best in

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Pachamama Wins National 2018 Telstra Australian Small & Succeeding Award

Published: September 24, 2018 The 2018 Telstra Business Awards winners have been announced with Pachamama Winning the National 2018 Telstra Australian Small & Succeeding Award. The Award Winners have been selected by the expert judging panel as the highest achieving businesses in their respective categories. Pachamama is the first ever education provider in history to win a

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Size no match for success

Published: Echo Newspaper – August 23, 2018 A LESMURDIE child care centre took out the 2018 Telstra WA small and succeeding business award last week. The annual awards celebrate the most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses across four categories, emerging and energised, small and succeeding, medium and making waves, and social change maker. Pachamama Early Education and Childcare

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Lesmurdie child care raising the bar

Published: Echo Newspaper – June 28, 2018 A LESMURDIE child care is the first in WA to achieve the highest score under all criteria of nationally revised child care standards. Pachamama Early Education and Childcare was the first service to be awarded with exceeding all 15 standards and 7 quality areas under the new 2018 National Quality

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City of Kalamunda gives Pachamama Child Care Centre retrospective approval to increase intake and hours

Published: Kalamunda Reporter – May 4, 2018 CITY of Kalamunda councillors voted unanimously to allow retrospective approval for a child care centre in Lesmurdie to increase the number of children it looks after as well as its hours of operation. Pachamama Child Care Centre, which operates centres on Coolinga Road and Marri Crescent, sought the retrospective planning

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Pachamama gets nod over staff

Published: Echo Newspaper – May 3, 2018 PACHAMAMA Early Education and Childcare has had an application to increase child numbers and operating hours approved at a special Kalamunda council meeting on Monday night, despite staff objections that moved supporters of the controversial centre to tears. The staff recommendation to refuse the increase was overturned by an alternative

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Supreme court appeal withdrawn

Published: Echo Newspaper – May 24, 2018 AN ONGOING dispute over a Supreme Court appeal has been put to bed with the City of Kalamunda council resolving to withdraw its case against Pachamama Early Education and Childcare. The council went behind closed doors at Tuesday night’s council meeting to consider conditions of a retrospective development approval and

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Confusion reigns

Published: Echo Newspaper – February 15, 2018 CONFUSION hung in the air at last week’s City of Kalamunda meeting after the Mayor denied the City had made an appeal to the Supreme Court against a State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) decision.  On December 14 the SAT supported a proposal to allow a change of residence from ‘single house’

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Outstanding childcare centre in rare company

Published: Hills Gazzette – December 5, 2014 A Lesmurdie childcare centre has been recognised as “exceeding national quality standards” under the National Quality Framework (NQF). Pachamama Early Education and Childcare, which cares for children from six weeks to six years, in in the 5 per cent of services that exceed standards. Pachamama centre manager Kirsty Bateman was

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