Abhay and Vraja Charan with Elizabeth and Tey Andrew play in the grounds of the centre at Riverview.
Abhay and Vraja Charan with Elizabeth and Tey Andrew play in the grounds of the centre at Riverview. Rob Williams

Riverview Childcare Centre returns

AN HISTORIC childcare centre has undergone much needed refurbishment to restore it to its former glory.

The popular community facility, formerly known as Riverview Childcare Centre, closed its doors in 2012 and has now reopened as First Class EduMind Early Learning Childcare Centre.

Owner Jaysen Naidu said he was proud once again to offer a quality, much-needed childcare service at the Riverview location.

"I feel really excited. It was opened more than 35 years ago by the Ipswich City Council so when I found out its history I decided I wanted to put it to use as a childcare centre once again," he said.

"It's a lot of hard work but in the long run we hope to give back to the community.

"We understand that childcare is a crucial part of a child's growth and it can set a solid foundation for building strong character, confidence and a progressive educational attitude.

"Many leading community members attended this childcare centre, and were proud to say that their crucial first educational foundation was established right here."

Mr Naidu said the refurbished centre had a friendly, multicultural focus and aimed to provide an affordable childcare option for Ipswich families.

"We have the charms of a warm, homely feel with natural Australian gardens, several undercover play areas, sand pits, bike ramps and swings and play gyms," he said.

"We want kids to learn through play, hence our motto, 'learning to love and loving to learn'."

Parents are invited to attend the centre's fun family open day on April 18 from 10am.

Visit the centre at 23 Ipswich St, Riverview. or phone 3282 2221.



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