No longer any ‘cookie cutter’ approaches to early learning, Edge CEO says

by Freya Lucas

March 04, 2021

Annie Bryce, CEO of early childhood education and care (ECEC) approved provider, Edge Early Learning, has recently spoken out about the need to ensure that providers of early learning individualise their service offerings to meet the needs of local communities, saying “there is no ‘cookie cutter’ approach to learning these days.”

 

Ms Bryce made her comments in line with the installation of purpose-built ateliers in their newest centre in Coomera on the Gold Coast, part of what she termed “the innovative, immersive educational program,” the provider offers. 

 

“We design our educational programs and facilities to inspire learning and ensure all our children can enjoy a vibrant and enriching experience across their day,” she said.

 

Edge has opened 20 early learning hubs in a short period of three years, with locations spanning from Bilinga up to Pimpama on the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

 

Edge Early Learning Coomera is the group’s third centre within a 10km radius, with its other sites in Pimpama and North Pimpama serving families of the northern Gold Coast suburbs.

 

Jessica Green, Director of the Coomera site, said it was wonderful to have the opportunity to work with families in the northern Gold Coast, and to play an important part in the development of the suburb’s next generation.

 

The new service will provide education and care for 121 children per day, with the ateliers designed to give children a space to “harness their creativity and express themselves through art,” as well as offering quiet and relaxing reading areas to unwind.

 

Outdoor spaces have been designed to mimic the suburb’s natural environment, and include bike tracks, a pirate ship climbing fort, and water play stations.

 

Educators and leaders at the service collaborated with Brisbane-based artist, Carley Cornelissen, to produce an original mural inside the playground that features South American animals with leopards, flamingos and toucans.

 

For more information about Edge Early Learning, please see here

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