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Bayswater early years hub

Blue Hills Children and Family Centre relocation

In preparation for the commecement of construction of a new early years facility in 2018, services that operate out of the Blue Hills Children and Family Centre are being relocated to a number of temporary sites.

Blue Hills Maternal and Child Health

The Bayswater Maternal and Child Health Service will operate out of either Bayswater Primary School or Bayswater West Primary School via the following services:

Birch Street MCH
Bayswater Primary School
2 Birch St, Bayswater
Mel ref: 64 E6
Entry is via the preschool carpark.

Warruga Avenue MCH
Bayswater West Primary School
Cnr Warruga Ave and Phyllis St, Bayswater
Mel ref: 64 C6
Entry is via Warruga Ave entrance. MCH is located in the school office area.

Families have been contacted regarding which MCH centre they have been transferred to. If you wich to make or change an appointment, please contact MCH Cntral Booking on 9298 8741.

Blue Hills Playgroup

The Blue Hills Playgroup has relocated to the Cooinda Children and Family Centre at 21 Dinsdale Rd in Boronia.
Please contact 9298 8348 or email play@knox.vic.gov.au for any queries or more information.

Blue Hills Preschool

The Blue Hills Preschool will continue to operate from the Blue Hills premises until the end of term 4 on 19 December 2017.
Families who had Blue Hills Preschool listed as a preference in their registration for 2018 have had the opportunity to choose another preschool. Please contact 9298 8000 for any queries regarding preschool services.

Design update

Exciting news in Bayswater as the next design phase for the new Bayswater early years hub has commenced. A contractor has been engaged to commence the detailed design of the centre and we hope to have a detailed design by the end of the year.

Once the design has been finalised, a tender will be advertised to seek quotes for the construction. We anticipate construction starting on site in late February or early March 2018.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Information display

An information display was held on Saturday 17 June from 10am to 12pm at Blue Hills Children and Family Centre, 41-43 Phyllis Street Bayswater.

Local residents and community members were invited to view the building plans for the new centre in Bayswater and ask questions about this new facility.

Knox City Council Mayor, Cr Darren Pearce and local councillor Adam Gill both attended during the morning, as did a number of residents and community members. Thanks to all who attended and for the feedback received.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the early years hubs project, please register your details.

May update

Works on the new centre in Bayswater are progressing within the schedule, with concept plans currently being finalised. Council Officers expect to commence the tender for detailed design in June 2017 and tender for construction in November 2017.

For now though, it is business as usual for all of our services. Our team is committed to working together with you to deliver a high quality, responsive service with your children at the centre of our focus and effort. We are also committed to working with you when it is time to transition to our exciting new locations. We will keep you up to date with regular bulletins and we will be inviting you to contribute to the transition planning and to tell us how we can support you and your child/ren to settle in to the new service facilities.

Please email early.years@knox.vic.gov.au or contact Neda Moghaddas on 9298 8000, for any questions that you may have on this project.

What will be in the hub at Bayswater?

The new centre in Bayswater will include:

  • 105 long day care places per day:
    • For 0 to 2 year olds - 2 rooms with 12 places each
    • For 2 to 3 year olds - 3 rooms with 16 places each
    • For 3 to 5 year olds - 1 room with 33 places
  • 33 places per day for 4 year old sessional preschool
  • A shared outdoor play space for the long day care and sessional preschool programs
  • 1 playgroup room with an outdoor play space
  • 2 Maternal Child Health offices
  • 1 Allied Health consulting suite
  • Kitchen and dining area for children
  • Feeding room
  • Pram storage
  • Off street parking
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