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We are upgrading Through Road Early Learning to better meet the needs of children and staff now and into the future.  

The upgrade has been supported by the State Government which has made a contribution of $300,000 as part of its Building Blocks Early Learning Facility Upgrade grants program.

Status

Consultation with centre stakeholders and committee members took place in early 2020 to inform the design.

A concept plan has been developed that responds to this feedback, and construction is expected to occur between January and late 2022.

Relocation of Through Road Early Learning to temporary accommodation at 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn will commence in January 2022, with the centre operating from this location during the construction period. 

About the project

Through Road Early Learning is located at 171 Through Rd, Camberwell. The centre has been a much-loved and valuable service for children in Boroondara for over 35 years.

We provide and maintain the building for use by Through Road Early Learning, and we are upgrading the centre so that it can 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 enabling separate purpose-built learning spaces for three and four-year-old kindergarten programs.
  • new kitchen, bathrooms, store and children amenities
  • a dedicated sleep area for babies.

Timeline

When Stage Upgrade
Early 2020 Consultation Consultation undertaken with centre stakeholders to inform concept plan.
2021 Concept planning A concept plan created in response to feedback gathered during consultation is presented to centre stakeholders.
January 2022 Temporary relocation Through Road Early Learning Centre relocates to temporary accommodation at 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn with the centre operating from the temporary accommodation from Term 1.
January 2022 Construction begins Construction at Through Road Early Learning Centre occurs.
Mid 2022 Completion Project expected to be completed.

More information

For more information, contact Rhonda Allen, Early and Middle Years Lead on (03) 9278 4635 or at [email protected]
 

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