Manly Community Preschool reopens after a year of extensive renovations
The Manly Community Preschool re-opened earlier this week after 12 months of extensive renovations, which ensured that the preschool can meet rising demand, now accommodating up to 60 students each day, up from the previous 40.
Refurbishment measures included exciting new features for children, such as a creek bed and sustainable gardening activities, as well as making the space accessible for children with additional needs.
Northern Beaches Council Mayor Michael Regan said the focus throughout the renovations was on creating a modern facility which showcased high quality indoor and outdoor environments which allow children of all abilities to play and learn.
The longstanding staff team at the preschool, some of whom have been employed for 17 years and children will be “equally excited” to use the space, Mayor Regan said, adding that the Council is proud of the standard of its childcare facilities, and that they are “very happy they remain open during the COVID-19 emergency to support parents who go to work.”
Alongside the preschool, the refurbishment included renovations to the adjoining Community Centre which will re-open when government COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
To learn more about Manly Community Pre-School please see here.
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