Lesmurdie childcare Pachamama takes out Telstra Australian Business Award

Kristen McPhail speaking at the Telstra Business Awards. Pic: Kristen McPhail.
Kristen McPhail speaking at the Telstra Business Awards. Pic: Kristen McPhail.

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 local artists to provide unique and tactile play spaces that, together with flora and fauna, spark the imaginations of children, staff, parents and the wider community.

Since opening its flagship centre in 2012, Pachamama has grown rapidly and director Kristen McPhail says it has become a valued member of the local community.

Ms McPhail said their innovative approach to early education has seen the small business amass more than 50,000 followers on Facebook.

Telstra CEO, Andy Penn, said the national winners represent the best in business from across the country.

“The winners are all shining examples of businesses doing great things,” he said.

“They’re not afraid to take a risk, to choose innovation first and to keep pushing their vision forward.

“The judges were impressed by Pachamama’s clear vision and business strategy, laser-like focus on its customer and dedication to providing a nurturing environment for its people, contributing to an outstanding workplace culture.”