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Early Years Hubs Projects 2016 – 2019

In 2019 Council's five long daycare and occasional care services were consolidated into two new early years hubs.

About our Early Years Hubs

The centres provide modern facilities and improved services to young children and their families in Knox. a map of all the early years centres in Knox

Each hub includes:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Four-year-old sessional kindergarten
  • Playgroups
  • Long daycare
  • Occasional care (Wantirna South only).

Careful consideration was given to the design of the hubs to make sure they meet the needs of all children, including providing safety for younger children as well as challenging older children.

The specially designed centres are at:

  • 81 Argyle Way, Wantirna South (formerly the Knox Gardens Preschool site)
  • 41 Phyllis St, Bayswater (formerly the Blue Hills Children and Family Centre site).

Construction

Both projects began in June 2018.

In line with our sustainability philosophy, building materials from the old buildings were recycled or repurposed, with a significant portion going toward the women's refuge in Lilydale.

Even trees that were removed were used in landscaping the new playspace or at other Council playgrounds in our community.

Check out our time-lapse videos

Watch our time-lapse construction of the Wantirna South centre:

Watch our time-lapse construction of the Bayswater centre:

Awards

2020 LGPro awards

The LGPro Awards for excellence recognise and celebrate outstanding projects and initiatives being delivered by Councils across Victoria.

In 2020, both projects were finalists in the category of Community Assets and Infrastructure - Over $2 million.

2019 International Architectural MasterPrize awards

The Bayswater project was announced winner of the Architectural Design/Green Architecture category in the 2019 International Architectural MasterPrize Awards.

This award is one of the most respected in the architectural field.

Find out more about the design of the Bayswater Early Years Hub.

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