Through Road Early Learning is a children’s learning centre in Camberwell that provides kindergarten and day care programs. We are upgrading Through Road Early Learning to better meet the needs of children and staff now and into the future.

The State Government has contributed $300,000 for this upgrade as part of its Building Blocks Early Learning Facility Upgrade grants program.

Status

We developed a concept plan in early 2020 for this upgrade in response to feedback gathered from centre stakeholders. Construction began in January 2022, and we expect this to be completed in October 2022.

Through Road Early Learning temporarily moved to 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn in January 2022 and will continue to operate from this location until we finish the upgrade.

About the project

The location of the Through Road Early Learning site is 171 Through Road in Camberwell. The centre has been a much-loved and valuable service for children and families in Boroondara for over 35 years.

We provide and maintain the building for Through Road Early Learning, and these upgrades will help the centre to better deliver the kindergarten and day care programs valued by families.

Key features of the upgrade include:

  • an extension and upgrade to one of the rooms to allow for separate purpose-built learning spaces for three and four-year-old kindergarten programs.
  • a new kitchen, bathrooms, a storeroom, and children’s amenities
  • a dedicated sleep area for babies.

Timeline

When Stage Progress update
Early 2020 Consultation We completed consultation with centre stakeholders to inform the concept plan.
2021 Concept planning We created a concept plan in response to feedback gathered during consultation, and presented this to centre stakeholders.
January 2022 Temporary relocation We completed the relocation of Through Road Early Learning Centre to temporary accommodation at 230 Balwyn Road in Balwyn.
January 2022 Construction begins Construction at Through Road Early Learning Centre is in progress.
October 2022 Completion We expect the project to be completed.

More information

For more information, contact Suzanne Jervies, Early and Middle Years Lead by emailing [email protected] or calling us on (03) 9278 4698
 


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