Play equip­ment up­graded

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed

Af­ter a steady two years of plan­ning, the Tatura Chil­dren’s Cen­tre now boasts an up­graded nurs­ery play area, com­plete with their own sand­pit, and tod­dler outdoor en­vi­ron­ment.

Tatura Chil­dren’s Cen­tre di­rec­tor Sheree Carver said the TCC com­mit­tee had re­flected on the area dur­ing the past two years.

‘‘Af­ter a con­sul­ta­tion we at­tained a com­mu­nity grant to sup­port the up­grade and have now just com­pleted the project,’’ Ms Carver said.

‘‘The nurs­ery is now a larger play and learn­ing area, which in­cludes their own sand­pit for the chil­dren to en­joy.’’

Ms Carver said up­grades to the tod­dler area fo­cused on sus­tain­abil­ity and ex­plo­ration.

‘‘The tod­dler yard now in­cludes a sus­tain­abil­ity area of veg­etable gar­dens, a deck for ex­plo­ration, a bike path, which was a re­quest of the chil­dren’s and a fire pit col­lab­o­ra­tion area,’’ she said.

Ms Carver said it was ex­cit­ing to be in­volved in the project, which sup­ported the chil­dren’s learn­ing.

‘‘The chil­dren will now have ac­cess to­more learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and it is an hon­our to be in­volved in a cen­tre that only ever has the chil­dren’s in­ter­ests at heart,’’ she said.

‘‘The com­mit­tee of man­age­ment works tire­lessly to en­sure we have ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties for our fam­i­lies and all of the staff are very proud to be in­volved in a cen­tre that fo­cuses solely on the needs of the chil­dren.’’

Ms Carver said the cen­tre was now tak­ing en­rol­ments for 2018 for all of its rooms.

‘‘We have va­can­cies and in­vite fam­i­lies from within our com­mu­nity to come down and visit our ser­vice,’’ she said.

The cen­tre’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30, from 5.30 pm and Ms Carver said this would be a great time to come along.

‘‘This will in­clude the open­ing of these won­der­ful new learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments, so this is an­other op­por­tu­nity to come and en­joy our fa­cil­i­ties,’’ she said.

Happy: Alexan­dra Tartaglia, Char­lie Don­ald­son and Nicola Tartaglia en­joy­ing their new sand­pit at the Tatura Chil­dren's Cen­tre.

Right: Billy Davis, Amelia Lan­caster and An­gus Hol­ley check out their new veg­etable patch which al­ready has some ex­cit­ing things grow­ing in it.

Fun for ev­ery­one: Ryan Fletcher took to the new slide with gusto.

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