‘I think the kids will have a great time here, and there is an educational component as well of course.’ Mr Page says the centre had changed a lot over the years but the commitment to nurturing, caring for and educating young people hadn’t.
‘We do know that the more effort you put in to early childhood education, the benefits that come from that are huge later on.
‘The parents of Bangalow are very fortunate to have such a good children’s centre here.’
Director Kerry Ellbourn was very happy to have the room finally open. ‘It feels really great’, she said. ‘We are really grateful to the community, the educators, the parents and the children. It’s always been a great centre but this is the icing on the cake. This makes the centre work really beautifully. The children can be much more content. It means greater educational opportunities and a lot more diversity. It’s a really nice space for the children to be in – they are happy and comfortable and if they are happy and comfortable then learning is magnified because they are in the right learning frame of mind.’