OAC saluted in 2019 Local Business Awards, with wins for Asquith and Albert Ave

OAC saluted in 2019 Local Business Awards, with wins for Asquith and Albert Ave

by Freya Lucas

November 11, 2019

Two Only About Children (OAC) campuses have been successful in securing wins at the NSW Local Business Awards recently, with the Most Outstanding Early Childhood Centre award going to Only About Children Chatswood Albert Avenue within the North Shore region, and Only About Children Asquith within the Ku-ring-gai Council area.

 

In order to determine the award winners, judges from the local awards conducted a ‘mystery shopping’ tour of all campuses to assess the quality of their facilities, education, staff training, sustainability and community integration.  

 

An OAC spokesperson said the wins recognise “not only the best in class environments and education offered at each campus, but also the pride these teams show in developing strong ties with their local community.”

 

For example, the  Chatswood Albert Avenue campus recently ran a food drive for Foodbank’s Rumbling Tummies initiative, encouraging families and the public to donate non-perishable food items and toiletry packs to those living in insecure environments. They also used this opportunity to integrate poverty and nutrition education through the toddler and preschool curriculum program.

 

Campus Director of OAC Chatswood Albert Avenue, Ashleigh Griffin, said she was so proud of the work undertaken by her team, who are thankful to all those who voted for the service. 

The Only About Children Asquith team run community initiatives all year round, with involvement in the Hornsby Relay for Life which raises funds for the Cancer Council, The Nappy Collective which collects nappies for children in need, and various sustainability initiatives including composting, worm farming, water conservation and recycling, with all proceeds raised being donated to the Cancer Council.

 

As with Ms Griffin, Campus Director of OAC Asquith, Melissa Long, expressed her thanks to both her team, and the local community, for their support in aiding them to secure the award. 

 

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