Awards

Commendation in the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia - Victoria Chapter Awards

In October 2020, FROEBEL Australia won a Commendation in the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia - Victoria Chapter Awards in the category “New Construction / New Individual Facility Over $8m” with our Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre: FROEBEL Parkville.

Congratulations also to our partners at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Perkins Architects, Botanical Traditions, Kane Constructions and all the other project consultants and contributors.

2020 Victorian State Winner of the Little Scientists Early STEM Awards

Our Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre: FROEBEL Parkville are proud Victorian State Winners of the 2020 Little Scientists Early STEM Awards.

The Kindergarten children and team submitted a fascinating STEM exploration project “Germs Are Not For Sharing” which emerged naturally during the COVID-19 pandemic and was an honest and accurate way to support children in making sense of their world and to minimise their anxiety or fear.

The parents and the wider community were very involved, donating equipment, resources and technical know-how and even arranging for the germs to be analysed in the research lab of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Australian Institute of Architects: 2017 NSW Architecture Awards

The FROEBEL Play Pods, designed for and installed at our FROEBEL St Leonards Early Learning Centre, won a Commendation in the prestigious 2017 NSW Architecture Awards of the Australian Institute of Architects. Congratulations also to our architects Silvester Fuller.

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of NSW architects, and promotes architects and architecture within NSW, across Australia and internationally.

Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards 2017

Our FROEBEL Alexandria Early Learning Centre was one of five Finalists in the category "Early Childhood Service of the Year" in New South Wales. 

The Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in child care. They aim to encourage Australians working in all sectors of early childhood education and care to aspire to excellence.

Learning Environments Australasia's Regional Awards 2015

Our FROEBEL Fitzroy North Early Learning Centre won the Learning Environments Australasia's Regional Awards 2015 in the category "Renovation/Modernisation over $2m". 

Jury Citation:

 “The FROEBEL Early Learning Centre in North Fitzroy shows a successful transformation of a two-storey former administration building within a constrained site into a vibrant and spatially complex place with excellent facilities for little children.

FROEBEL’s vision of a child-centred and play-based learning environment in unity with nature has been successfully interpreted in this project. The beautifully detailed two-storey play pod, the intimate nooks and raised platforms prove to be not only spatially and visually aesthetic, but also cleverly turn mere building regulations into fun and functional elements. The varieties of spaces provided create a colourful, warm and light filled atmosphere and are complemented by a natural and playful outdoor space.

The thorough implementation of environmental principles, the use of sustainable and natural materials and the thermal upgrade of the existing building all add to the holistic design approach of this project.

Congratulations to Steffen Welsch Architects on their highly inspiring, witty and child focussed design and thoughtfully detailed project.”

As a leader in innovating learning environments, Learning Environments Australasia's Regional Awards are open to registered members whose educational facilities’ projects demonstrate an effectiveness in the planning, design and construction of educational facilities across the region.

Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards 2014

We have received a number of nominations for the Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards 2014. 

  • Eva Steinmetzer (FROEBEL North Sydney) has been nominated as Early Childhood Director of the Year,
  • Freya Collins and Marina Klapanova (both FROEBEL Alexandria) have been nominated as Early Childhood Educator of the Year,
  • Madeleine Barnard (FROEBEL Alexandria) has been nominated for the Educational Experience Rising Star Award. 

Furthermore, FROEBEL Alexandria has received a nomination as Early Childhood Service of the Year. 

The Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in child care. They aim to encourage Australians working in all sectors of early childhood education and care to aspire to excellence.

Congratulations to our team on this great success - and good luck for the judging period.