Horsham Rural City Council are building the Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub; a new integrated children's centre. The hub is set to become a central community hub with a range of health, education and support services all available under the one roof.
The hub will provide three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten, after kindergarten care, Maternal and Child Health, supported playgroup, immunisation, toy library and early intervention.
The Victorian Government is committed to providing high quality early years programs to give every child the best start in life.
The Government, through the Children’s Facilities Capital Program, is supporting local governments and other service providers to invest in early childhood infrastructure. This funding will respond to growing demand for places, raise the quality of learning environments and improve access to services for children from vulnerable and/or disadvantaged families.
- A large multipurpose space for playgroups, toy library and immunisation sessions
- A shared space available for booking for activities such as community meetings and events, business conferences, training sessions and young parents groups.
- Consulting/interview rooms, a meeting room and shared working space to be used by Maternal and Child Health Services and a range of services new to the Horsham North area such as private professional services, early childhood intervention/allied health services; parenting groups; counselling services; and adult education programs.
- Reception/Administration and public amenities with accessible and baby change facilities.
Children’s Services will be delivered in four rooms of varying sizes, with an overall licence for 93 children. The rooms are adjoining and designed to open up for group activities and special events.
Brand Architects have been appointed to the project.
Locks Constructions have been appointed to the project.