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Big Things Achieved for Kids of Clermont

Clermont Kindy and Day Care Centre are proud to announce the completion of our Pre-Kindy playground upgrade. It is very exciting for everyone involved with the Centre as well as future generations of children living in and around Clermont.

“Lots of play in nature makes our kids strong, healthy, smart and calm.” Maggie Dent – author, educator, parenting and resilience specialist.

The new ‘nature inspired’ play spaces are an integral part of the learning experiences for the children of the centre.

Playground under construction by Nature Inspired Playgrounds.

Jenny Ellis, parent at the Centre says, “There has been an enormous amount of effort put into fundraising, grant applications and working bees since early 2015 to get all of the amazing improvements happening.”

Clermont Kindy & Day Care would like to thank all contributors to this project – especially major sponsors Glencore with a donation of project management services and $135,000, Michelle Landry MP Stronger Communities Program 2017 for $15,000, Sip & Style 2017 Fundraising Event $13,000 and BA Bush Sports with a donation of $5000. Minor sponsors include Keune Investments, Nascott Working Kelpies, Skinner Family, Clermont Concrete, BKN Building Solutions, O’Donohoe Contracting and Clermont Carrying.

“Glencore is delighted to be able to support Clermont Kindy & Day Care in this way. It is a vital service to the area that supports so many working families,” Morné Van Zyl, Environment & Community Manager, Clermont Open Cut, Glencore.

Sally Crannage, Kyi Nairn and Morné Van Zyl cutting the ribbon at the playground opening, with Centre Director Katie Hobbs.

Much of the work on the Pre-Kindy playground was carried out over the Christmas period while the centre was closed. Special thanks to Robertson Plumbing and Clermont Concrete for cutting their Christmas break short to carry out work at the Centre, as well as the staff and families who helped with the working bee.

We were also pleased to engage the services of as many local businesses as possible throughout the project, including Whitto’s Tree Lopping, Stanhope Transport, Clermont Signage, Robertson Plumbing, Jellis Creative and Clermont Concrete.

The upgraded areas built by Nature Inspired Playgrounds have been so desperately needed for many years and will be cherished for decades to come.