Brighton East preschool hosts virtual opening amid COVID-19 shutdowns

Brighton East preschool hosts virtual opening amid COVID-19 shutdowns

by Freya Lucas

August 25, 2021

Hurlingham Park Preschool recently held a virtual celebration to acknowledge the transformation of the popular Brighton East preschool into a larger, much more functional early years education centre.

 

The celebration, held earlier this month, was the official opening of the service and was attended by Councillors, State Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Nina Taylor, the President of the Hurlingham Preschool Parent Committee and staff and parents of the kindergarten.

 

Nestled in a parkland setting in Brighton East, the popular Hurlingham Preschool has been transformed and features a collaborative and thoughtful design that engages children, families and staff from the moment they walk through the doors.

 

The design incorporates an earthy colour scheme, abundance of natural light and dynamic playground with water pump, creek bed, sandpit and digging patch, to create the sense that the preschool is a seamless part of Hurlingham Park.

 

Inside, the preschool has been creatively reimagined to include two large indoor play spaces; a demonstration kitchen; new meeting room; and, remodelled bathroom amenities for children and teachers.

 

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better start to our daughter’s education – the beautiful new facilities, friendly and welcoming teachers and staff, and supportive and connected community,” one parent shared. “Our daughter happily bounces through the door when she arrives.”

 

The upgrade was jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Bayside City Council.

 

To learn more about Hurlingham Park preschool, please see here

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