Kilmacow Montessori Named AIBF Best In Class Montessori

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Left to Right: Leeann Murphy and Helen Murphy-Walsh of Kilmacow Montessori School with their All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

Kilmacow Montessori School has achieved AIBF Best In Class Montessori Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

The school was founded on 11th January 2005 by sisters Helen Murphy-Walsh and Leeann Murphy who embarked on a mission to bring bespoke early years education and afterschool care to the Kilmacow area.

The school combines the Montessori method of teaching with its own strengths as individuals and as a team. Their talents in music, dance, art and theatre compliment their professional training, enriching the Montessori-based world the school provides for their students.

This is Kilmacow’s second consecutive Business All-Star Accreditation and it comes in recognition of the school’s conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity.

Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.

The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Reacting to the announcement, Kilmacow Montessori School Company Director Helen Murphy-Walsh said:

We are delighted and very proud to announce that we have achieved AIBF Best In Class Montessori Accreditation. This is our second Business All-Star Accreditation which underlines our commitment to continuous improvement in our quality and standard of service. We are proud to display the AIBF marque and would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated families – without you this would not be possible.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Kilmacow Montessori School has achieved AIBF Best In Class Montessori Accreditation, in recognition of the company’s conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity. Kilmacow Montessori School is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence for the second year in a row.”

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national Accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for Accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about Kilmacow Montessori School, visit their All-Star showcase page here.