Delicious chef-prepared meals, adventure playgrounds to explore, and free barista coffee for parents to enjoy. Imagine Childcare & Preschool Orange is currently under construction and will be opening in Orange later this year. Located at 36-40 Turner Crescent, the 94-place centre will provide care and early education for children from 6-weeks to 6-years old, and includes a comprehensive Preschool Program to prepare children for formal schooling.
National Operations Manager, Nadine Ross, said Imagine is dedicated to creating nurturing and supportive environments, where children thrive and families are welcome. "The response from the community for our new centre in Orange, has been fantastic," she said. "We're so excited to be a part of the amazing community here, and we're looking forward to opening our doors later this year and welcoming all of our wonderful families."
One feature that's sure to spark children's imaginations and lots of adventures, is the centre's large playgrounds. Synonymous with Imagine, the playgrounds are modern and built for fun, exploring, and learning and feature bike tracks, adventure forts, cubby houses, sandpits, and vegetable gardens.
Six modern classrooms equipped with natural resources, will complement the play-based curriculum. Each classroom from the Nursery Room through to the Preschool Room, has been designed as an age-appropriate space, that scaffolds on children's learning and build the foundations for a lifelong love for learning.
Mrs Ross said that supporting families was a big focus for Imagine, with a number of benefits on offer as part of their daily fee. "Our new centre in Orange, is the only centre in the area to offer childcare loyalty rewards program, Nurch," she said. "Our parents can redeem points earned on their childcare fees for digital gift cards from their favourite retailers like Woolworths and Kmart, so it's a great way for families to reduce their household costs and treat their families to some special purchases."
"We understand the important role that family and community plays in ensuring children reach their full potential, and so we aim to build strong partnerships with our families and our local communities," she said. "We value open communication and parent input into our programs. As an Imagine parent, you will also be sent updates of your child's day through KindyHub."
With a high level of interest from the Orange community already, Mrs Ross encourages families to register their interest now for when the centre begins tours later in the year. For more information, parents can call 1300 001 154, message the centre on Facebook, or visit www.imagineelc.com.au/orange.