WORKS are well under way on the Carrum Family and Children’s Centre at Roy Dore Reserve.
The $3.6 million centre will provide high-quality kindergarten, childcare and maternal child health services.
It has been jointly funded by Kingston Council with a grant of $2 million and the state government, $1.6 million.
The mayor Cr Tamsin Bearsley said the project was part of Kingstonl’s ongoing $20 million investment in early learning facilities across the municipality.
“In addition to upgrading many existing kindergarten facilities, Kingston Council has also built fantastic centres at Parkdale and Edithvale, and construction is now under way at Carrum and Westall,” she said.
“The Carrum Family and Children’s Centre – which will feature amazing outdoor learning areas and caring, experienced staff – is set to open in January. Enrolments are open now.”
The Carrum Family and Children’s Centre will offer child care, three-year-old kindergarten, four-year-old kindergarten (sessional and full-day options), kindergarten plus s program delivering extra hours and with extra an learning curriculum to build on a child’s school readiness.
They will also offer maternal and child health services, playgroups and family and community services.
For information and to register your interest call Carrum Family and Children’s Centre on 9581 3000 or go to kingston.vic.gov.au/carrumFCC
- Residents are invited to come along on Saturday 28 May to check out the council’s family and children’s services at Edithvale and Parkdale.
Opened last year, the centres offer full time and part-time childcare; four year old sessional kindergarten; three year old sessional pre-kindergarten; and the Kindergarten Plus program that delivers additional hours of learning and focuses on preparing a child for school.
The centres have been independently assessed as being in the top 29 per cent of services nationally.
Visiting times are Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre 10am-noon and Parkdale Family and Children’s Centre 12.30-2.30pm.