Clermont Daycare Stage 3

We have returned to Clermont to finish the up-grade to the Toddler play-space.

It was a pleasure to work with the girls at the Kindy.  Hi Katie, Hi Kelly, who have always gone out of their way to help. Especially connecting us to local contractors and helping find accommodation for us all. They even found some extra help for us and introduced us to Brendan who turned out to be a real asset. Thank you!

The Project Manager Summer has been incredible! Always available to answer any questions and anything we asked she expedited quickly and efficiently,  in her own time, working full time and caring for two little ones. Amazing....

So what did we do...  We put a new insulated roof over the sand-pit and added new decking. Then we connectd the sand-pit to a digging patch and added a timber mud kitchen with a very cool sink and a tap for water-play.

Then we built a sensory pathway that led to a bike track with a big turning circle for burn outs. Added 3 natural totems and a new black-board.

We built a gorgeous Crooked playhouse and used natural timber rails wherever we could.

The swings also got replaced and a basket swing was added.

The large veranda was concreted and then crazy-paved with sand-stone to connect to the Nursery. This path will eventually go all around the outside of the centre.

Lots of hedging and soft planting and turf helped everything feel cool and green.

So what did it look like before:

 Clermont swings before up-grade

Clermont swings before up-grade

 After, with planting, a raised painter box and the Kindy girls changed out the old painted mural fence, an instant up date. Looks good girls.

After, with planting, a raised painter box and the Kindy girls changed out the old painted mural fence, an instant up date. Looks good girls.

 Old rubber soft-fall be-set by tree roots was hot and unsafe and ugly.

Old rubber soft-fall be-set by tree roots was hot and unsafe and ugly.

 Sand-pit to Digging patch connected by a sensory path, now that works and its so pretty.

Sand-pit to Digging patch connected by a sensory path, now that works and its so pretty.

 Elements on the sensory path included hand painted art work sealed and non slipped.The digging patch has its very own mud kitchen and table and chairs.

Elements on the sensory path included hand painted art work sealed and non slipped.The digging patch has its very own mud kitchen and table and chairs.

 Play house before up-grade. do you remember these?

Play house before up-grade. do you remember these?

 New Crooked playhouse. We so want to do more of these... Do you like our window?

New Crooked playhouse. We so want to do more of these... Do you like our window?

 A path to somewhere. Natural totems. It cool: its natural : its inviting.

A path to somewhere. Natural totems. It cool: its natural : its inviting.

 Everything connects. Thanks for the opportunity Katie.

Everything connects. Thanks for the opportunity Katie.