Rapidly growing SEQ based, Edge Early Learning’s (EEL), latest centre in Zillmere is committed to providing local families with a safe and inclusive environment that celebrates different cultures and teaches children about multicultural society.
“In the lead up to Zillmere’s June 7 opening, we have been in close communication with members from the Department of Education, Council Libraries, and community and support groups, Save The Children and KU Inclusion, to deliver an inclusive space for children in Zillmere, inspired by three pillars: culture, community and creativity,” said Edge Early Learning’s Regional Manager, Peta Rix.
“Zillmere is a beautiful, culturally diverse area, and we want to ensure everyone feels welcome in our centre.”
Physical representations of this vision will be brought to life in collaboration with local Brisbane Artist Carley Cornelissen, who has exclusively designed a mural for the Zillmere centre that will incorporate native Australian animals and the word for “welcome”, “Wunya”, in the local indigenous Turrbal Peoples’ language.
“The mural will be a wonderful acknowledgment of our area’s cultural diversity and will representative other languages from the incredible mix of local nationalities in the area including Filipino, Samoan, Punjabi, Hindi, Sudanese, Nepali, to name a few.”
The creatively driven centre will also be home to a piece by aboriginal artist Joe Malone, who EEL engaged to create a traditional indigenous artwork for the main reception and family area of the centre.
“We are also honoured to be working with a local Indigenous Elder who has offered to support as Indigenous Cultural Advisor, working with the Centre, to present Historical Truths and perspectives as part of our reconciliation journey, working towards Reconciliation Action Plan’s (RAP’s) for all Edge Centres, and in supporting our centres in creating culturally safe spaces,” said Peta.
Zillmere is not only a chance to share Edge’s vision, but the centre will also be implementing a tailored Active Early Learning curriculum and various parent partnership programs.
Recent research found that children participating in the AEL curriculum had significant increases in their overall levels of physical activity, the first study to show this. Additionally, the research identified statistically significant improvements in emotional behaviour such as impulse control, social interactions and concentration.
These findings confirm that the curriculum, which has been implemented in all EEL centres, builds a strong foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing for each child.
“We are passionate about developing quality early learning centres that not only give children access to state-of-the-art resources but also provide them with an enriching environment where they are encouraged to ask questions, explore new ideas and develop a love of learning through play.
“We are excited to be creating a centre in the Zillmere community and look forward to inviting families in for a tour as soon as we open,” said Edge Early Learning Chief Executive Officer, Annie Bryce.
Conveniently located at 79 Murphy Rd Zillmere QLD 4034, the new centre will cater to working parents and families within the local community offering longer hours of care from 7.00am to 6.30pm.
With a custom-designed centre inspired by the suburb’s natural elements, EEL Zillmere is a quality childcare and kindergarten, with programs tailored to children from 6 weeks to school age.
The state-of-the-art facility is nothing short of impressive, boasting everything from spacious indoor learning areas filled with modern learning resources to bike tracks, climbing forts, water play stations and quiet areas for the children to read and relax.
EEL Zillmere is now open for tours which families can book at edgeearlylearning.com.au/zillmere, and the centre will officially open from Monday, 7th June.
For more information, visit their website www.edgeearlylearning.com.au.
ABOUT Edge Early Learning Zillmere:
Edge Early Learning Zillmere is opening on 7th June 2021. Edge provides quality childcare and Kindergarten programs tailored to children from 6 weeks to school age.
We are committed to providing local families with a safe and inclusive environment that celebrates our different cultures and teaches children about the benefits of a multicultural community.
The custom designed centre will be equipped with spacious indoor learning areas filled with modern learning resources and areas for your child to read and relax.
Our outdoor areas, designed around the suburb’s natural elements, will have bike tracks, climbing forts, water play stations and more! We look forward to keeping you updated as we get closer to opening.
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