State-of-the-art childcare centre to open in Brisbane
Floor to ceiling glass, a roof-top playground and heritage-listed façade are all features of the largest early learning centre by Goodstart Early Learning in Adelaide St, Brisbane.
The 207-place centre will be the largest of Goodstart’s 645 centres and is due to open in mid June this year.
Designed as a tropical oasis in the heart of Brisbane city, the state-of-the-art design includes mechanically-controlled sky lights to support the vegetable patches in the playground and rooftop garden.
It has 14 separate classrooms, catering to all age groups from babies to kindergarten, which all open to the playground which incorporates nature and areas for exploration and learning.
The centre is directly above H&M with secure lift entry from Adelaide St and a basement carpark for safe drop off and pick up. In the middle of Brisbane’s vibrant shopping district, it is within easy walking distance of bus, train and CityCat transport.
An onsite chef will cook fresh and nutritious meals for the children. Specialised staff have been recruited for the baby and toddler programs as well as Bachelor-degree qualified teachers for the Queensland Government-approved Kindergarten program.
Goodstart Early Learning state manager Dr Lesley Jones said the right environments for children to stimulate their thinking and social interactions were essential to inspire a love a learning.
She said the quality of the early experiences children had in the first five years of life helped them reach their full potential.
“A quality early learning centre and nurturing home environment is the perfect combination for your child to develop their full potential,” Dr Jones said. “Given their rapid development, children need to be immersed and activities and stimuli that feed their hunger for knowledge, and that’s what we can offer them at Goodstart Early Learning.”
At the Adelaide St centre, children can experience the seven senses as they explore the atrium where they can touch the bark of the trees, walk bare foot over the stepping stones and admire the view on raised platforms.
“The playground offers lots to explore with bike circuits, rope bridges, water play and sandpits as well as quiet reading zones and seating pods," Dr Jones said.
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