Guardian Early Learning – King Street will join Brisbane Showgrounds new social, creative and community retail concept as part of the 15 year $2.9 billion urban regeneration project.
Located on King Street, the 2,000 square metre, three level architecturally designed centre joined King Street’s four co-operatives including Rockpool Dining Group and Urban Craft Brewing Co.’s food and beverage concept, studio spaces for the creative industries and providores, all supported by a multi-storey, 380 bay car park.
Brisbane Showgrounds Project Director Andrew Hay said the centre was vital for the community living and working in and around the precinct.
“The transformation taking place at Brisbane Showgrounds demonstrates a layered approach to authentic community building which provides local families with convenient amenity, giving children a great start to early childhood services fulfilling our customers' needs and wants,” he said.
“This sort of amenity is essential for people working and living in city environments, creating convenience and improving quality of life.”
Guardian Head of Business Development Nicki Garrett said the group was excited to introduce a centre to the iconic Brisbane Showgrounds precinct.
“Guardian creates purpose-built, beautiful and naturally inspired environments where children can explore, learn and develop, supported by dedicated and highly qualified educators who facilitate the Guardian Curriculum," she said.
“The curriculum is underpinned by a focus on social and emotional development encompassing literacy, numeracy, science, art, music, and language, and is taught in an engaging way that is shaped by the interests of the children to build the foundations for a love of lifelong learning.
“Guardian Early Learning - King Street will offer a design inspired by the history of the Showgrounds with a focus on sustainable practices by increasing natural light, promoting interaction with natural materials and plants wherever possible as well as two large outdoor learning environments."Children will also be able to interact with the on-site cook from the servery, as they prepare the day’s five healthy and nutritious meals in the open plan commercial grade kitchen, allowing children to cultivate a healthy relationship with food, socialise, and develop their palette.
“The centre’s ‘Out & About’ excursion program ensures our children connect with, and become active citizens of the vibrant local community of Brisbane Showgrounds.”
Guardian Early Learning Group own and operate 11 centres across Queensland and pride themselves on providing a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for children between the ages of six weeks and six years.
The complete Brisbane Showgrounds social, creative and community retail concept is expected in early 2018.