Parkhurst Early Learning Center Celebrates 20years
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Parkhurst early Learning Center Celebrates 20 years! Parkhurst Early Learning Center first opened its doors to the children of the Rockhampton Region on the 17th July 1995. It was privately built and owned by Ronda & Peter Cartwright and was the named Parkhurst Plains Child Care. The name suited it well back in those days, as the Parkhurst Area had not yet been established, as it consisted of only 2 caravan parks and a school. For the past 20 years Parkhurst Early Learning Center has continually provided a high quality of Long Day Education and Care to the children and families of the Rockhampton region. Catering for children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years, providing both Before and After School Care and Vacation Care Programs. Parkhurst Early Learning Center is a place where people are valued. Staff, children, parents, families and the community, all have vital roles within our Center. By working together we have established and promoted high quality care and education for young children.
For some, it will be their first time away from family and friends, so it is important that they feel comfortable, safe and secure in their new environment right from the start.
It is therefore important for you as parents and us as educators, to work together, sharing information about your child and the Center and to maintain a positive attitude towards this new experience, so that the transition from home to the Center is as smooth as possible.
Every endeavor will be made to achieve the highest quality care for your child.
After owning the Center for 10 years Ronda was ready to move onto the next chapter of her life and sold the Center. Collen Hebbard bought the Center in 2005. After 1 year of managing the Center Colleen decided to sell the business side of the service. Colleen continues to hold the freehold ownership and is a generous support to the service still. After numerous year in the Child Care Industry and having successfully owned and managed a previous Child Care Center, successful business owner, Rachael Diplock walked through the doors of Parkhurst Early Learning Center and immediately fell in love. She knew the high reputation it held and the potential it had. In 2007, as part of a family owned company Rachael negotiated the sale from Colleen as the Licensee and now Approved Provider. Parkhurst Early Learning Center has also recently added a purpose built Kindergarten building as an addition to the original Center, taking our daily capacity from 69 children per day to 99 per day. Parkhurst Early Learning Center now has a 24 spaced Approved Kindergarten Program available to the Rockhampton community. It’s dedicated team of fully qualified Educators constantly seek to provide safe, nurturing and stimulating environments, to enable the children a playbased learning environment.
Parkhurst Early Learning Centre celebrated this very momentous milestone with a celebration at the Centre last Friday 9th October 2015, with all families, children, Educators, as well as both and current previous owners Ronda and Colleen. Fun was had by all with face painting, sensory play, Little Aussie Encounters, cake and treats. Parkhurst Early Learning Centre are preparing with the children and families a time capsule to memorialize the occasion. Our Director of 19 years, Mandy Broszat also won 2015 Director/Manager Award at this years Annual Educators Ball on Saturday 17th October 2015