Awards

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. 

ASG NEiTA Awards for Inspirational Educators 2013

Our educator Marina Klapanova (FROEBEL Alexandria) was finalist of the 2013 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards for Inspirational Teachers. 

For 20 years the ASG NEiTA Awards have given communities the opportunity to formally thank their hard-working and inspirational educators and leaders.

In 2013, more than 1550 nominations were received from parents, grandparents, secondary student councils, school boards/councils, parent associations, committees of management and community organisations who wanted to celebrate outstanding educators in their communities. 

Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards 2011

Marina Klapanova, from our FROEBEL Alexandria children’s service, has been nominated and short listed in the 2011 Australian Family Education and Care Awards in the Early Childhood Educator of the Year category. FROEBEL Alexandria has also been nominated as Children’s Service of the Year. 

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

The Awards give everyone in Australia a chance to nominate an outstanding educator or educational service as one of the country’s best. The judging panel includes representatives of four peak children's services associations and other impartial experts in early childhood development.

Congratulations to Marina and to FROEBEL Alexandria on this wonderful achievement!