A New Pond For Little Taddies
The Little Taddies Child Care Centre has been substantially refurbished as part of the Pemberton Community Colocation Precinct project. The centre reopened on 2 August 2021.
The WA Government, through Lotterywest, provided a grant of almost $1.2 million to support the precinct which includes the Little Taddies Child Care Centre.
Little Taddies Child Care Centre, an important service for the Pemberton community, has received significant upgrades to provide a safe, inclusive and modern facility for educators and children alike. The refurbishment, which commenced in February 2021 has been undertaken by Bunbury based builder, Civilcon. The project included removal and replacement of redundant, unsafe and aged infrastructure, upgrades to make the whole facility fully accessible, and improvements to create a more functional and comfortable space. All upgrades complemented the excellent work the Centre has already contributed to the site including a great outdoor play area. These refurbishment will substantially enhance the development and educational opportunities for the children attending.
The building works were completed in late June and the Shire and Taddies staff worked hard to prepare the space for their relocation and re-opening on Monday 2 August 2021. The Centre was temporarily relocated to the Pemberton Camp School and whilst they have been accommodated well, they were eager to move to the fresh new facility.
Little Taddies Child Care Centre has been operating as a non-profit, incorporated body since 1998 and during that time Maria Mighall has been Director for 20 years. “It has been worth the wait, we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful new space. The educators, children and families are very eager to move back,” says Maria.
Shire President Paul Omodei adds “the Pemberton community rely on this service so it’s great to see it getting the attention it needs. Little Taddies can now continue their important service in supporting parents and the community”.
Little Taddies was quite busy last term with some new enrolments, however there is still space left in most age groups.
Major supporter of the project, Lotterywest, supports hundreds of community projects and events around the State. Last financial year, they provided a record $313.4 million to the WA community.
The overall Precinct is due to be fully completed in June 2022.
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