The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-02-26T04:31:07Z ATELIERS THE NEW EDGE IN EARLY LEARNING 2021-02-26T04:31:07Z ateliers-the-new-edge-in-early-learning Opened earlier this month, the new Edge Early Learning Coomera Centre typifies the type of educational and environmental enrichment that the brand is well known for; creating pathways for each child to express themselves, whatever their passions. “There is no ‘cookie cutter’ approach to learning these days,” said Edge Early Learning CEO Annie Bryce. “We design our educational programs and facilities to inspire learning and ensure all our children can enjoy a vibrant and enriching experience across their day.” The growing SEQ-based childcare centre group has successfully opened 20 early learning hubs in a short period of three years, with locations spanning from Bilinga up to Pimpama on the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. As the demand for quality childcare services continues, Edge Early Learning Coomera is the group's third centre within a 10km radius, with its other sites in Pimpama and North Pimpama all open and actively serving families of the burgeoning northern Gold Coast suburbs. Jessica Green, Edge Early Learning Coomera’s Centre Director, believes the newest location will play an important part in the development of suburb’s next generation. "I know how difficult it can be for families to find the right childcare centre, but our role is to ensure each family’s needs are met and ensure parents are closely involved with their child’s learning experience,” said Ms Green. “Off the back of the success our two Edge Early Learning centres located close by in Pimpama and North Pimpama, it was a wonderful feeling to open yet another centre on the north end of the Gold Coast, sharing our brand of early learning with even more local families.” Welcomed with open arms by locals, Edge Early Learning Coomera offers a purpose-built centre for up to 121 children per day, equipped with spacious indoor-outdoor learning areas, modern educational resources, 2 designated ateliers to allow children to harness their creativity and express themselves through art, as well as quiet and relaxing reading areas to unwind. Additionally, the outdoor spaces are designed around the suburb’s natural environment, including many fun elements such as bike tracks, a pirate ship climbing fort, water play stations, and more, to keep children entertained and energised. Offering an inspiring foundation of inquiry-based philosophy within their curriculum, Edge Early Learning encourages children to ask questions and learn through investigating new ideas. To further promote this way of learning, the Coomera team dreamt up a colourful and creative subject for the children to look at every day - a piece of art that would encourage questions and develop their knowledge. To bring their vision to life, Edge Early Learning collaborated with Brisbane-based artist, Carley Cornelissen, to produce an original mural inside the playground that features South American animals with leopards, flamingos and toucans, to name a few. Edge Early Learning Coomera is now open and features 2 nursery rooms and 4 classrooms that back onto a spacious playground that allows for indoor-outdoor learning experiences and limited places remain across all age groups from 6 weeks to school-aged children. To celebrate the official launch of the centre, Edge Early Learning Coomera is holding an Open Day on Saturday 27th February from 9am-12pm. “The team will be showcasing some educational activities for children to experience the normal flow of a day at the centre, along with some extra exciting surprises planned such as a reptile show, Buble’licious show, balloon twisting, face painting, all while enjoying free coffee and a sausage sizzle,” said Ms Green. Edge Early Learning Coomera is located on Vanes Street, down from St Joseph’s College and is open Monday to Friday from 6.30am-6.30pm. For more information on Edge Early Learning visit their website: EdgeEarlyLearning.com.au To RSVP to the Edge Early Learning Coomera Open Day visit the Facebook event: Facebook.com/edgeearlylearning/events- ENDS - ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Bria Mastroianni | M10 Collective Ph: 0490 017 539 Email: bria@m10.com.au Amy Stalinescu | M10 CollectivePh: 0411 789 195Email: amy@m10.com.au STATE-OF-THE-ART CHILDCARE CENTRE OPENS IN CANNON HILL 2020-12-18T03:38:06Z state-of-the-art-childcare-centre-opens-in-cannon-hill A purpose-built facility which will provide state-of-the-art learning resources, large spacious outdoor play areas, and a dedicated shared art space which will allow for creative development and self-expression; extending on the Queensland Government Kindergarten Program that Edge Early Learning deliver. The new custom-designed Cannon Hill centre features 8 classrooms split across 2 levels, filled with learning resources tailored to age groups from 6-weeks to school age and can accommodate capacity for up to 115 children. Conveniently located on Andrews Street near the local train station and Murarrie business district, the new centre will cater to working parents and families within the local community offering longer hours of care from 6.30am to 6.30pm. Edge Early Learning Chief Executive Officer, Annie Bryce, said she looks forward to introducing the provision of high-quality childcare to the local area. “There is increasing reliance on quality childcare services, especially considering the current climate. Many parents, now more than ever, need to rely on reputable, health-responsive and compliant centres that deliver a high level of care,” she said. “Opening more early learning centres is critical to helping with the shortage of places around high density suburbs like Cannon Hill and we are extremely proud of our beautiful well-resourced centre and look forward to welcoming local families to join us.” As a full-service childcare provider, Edge Early Learning Cannon Hill is also leading the way with their sustainability practices, providing children with eco-friendly nappies and wipes which are biodegradable and made from 100% pure bamboo. “At Edge Early Learning, we strive to be Australia’s best in early childhood education and through our top-notch centres and resources. Our philosophy is to provide a supportive and gentle environment in which to learn, give children a strong sense of belonging and community and promote health and well-being,” Annie said. While Edge Early Learning Cannon Hill’s Centre Director, Katrina Stone, expressed her enthusiasm about the centre becoming the heart of a growing community. “I am so honoured to have the opportunity to have opened this brand new, state-of-the-art childcare centre in the heart of Cannon Hill,” she said. “I love the fact that we have created a beautiful environment that allows children to feel safe and secure and have the opportunity to learn and develop through play. Being able to connect with different families and being there to be able to support their little ones in the first 5 years of life is truly special.” “We are so excited to get to know our Cannon Hill community and welcome new families to be a part of our Edge family,” she added. Edge Early Learning Cannon Hill is located on 18 Andrews Street, Cannon Hill, QLD 4170. For more information or to book a tour, visit their website www.edgeearlylearning.com.au. - ENDS –ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Amy Stalinescu | M10 Collective Ph: 0411 789 195 Email: amy@m10.com.au AROONA CHILDCARE CENTRE’S BIG REVEAL 2020-10-09T06:07:04Z aroona-childcare-centres-big-reveal Established in 2002 and previously known as the Aroona Childcare Centre, the establishment was acquired by Edge Early Learning in May 2019 and has since undergone extensive renovations to the site. The refurbishment included works to improve the centre’s indoor and outdoor learning areas, provide modern resources, equipment and books for the children, while also maintaining the same team of passionate Educators. The centre now features 2,100sqm of indoor and outdoor learning space, including 4 rooms and capacity for 76 children a day aged 6 months to school age. Edge Early Learning CEO, Annie Bryce, said that the renovations have enriched the centre’s offering. “The improvements have truly elevated the offering at our Aroona centre and further enhanced the fantastic reputation that the centre and wonderful team of Educators have held in the local community since it was established over eighteen years ago,” she said. “Edge Early Learning are committed to providing early learning centres that are tailored to the needs of the community and give local children a place where they can learn and grow.” While longstanding Centre Director and previous owner, Kathy Butler, expressed that the newly renovated centre has been well-received by families to date. “Our families cannot believe the transformation of the centre and the new environment and resources their children have access to. The children have also enjoyed the whole process and being able to see the changes taking shape around them,” she said. “We are extremely proud of our beautiful well-resourced centre and are looking forward to sharing the big reveal and welcoming local families to join us this weekend from 10am until 1pm on Saturday.” The open day will offer free entertainment including a balloon artist, face painter and mini dance classes, Physical Literacy Program workshops for parents, and free coffee and food for all. Edge Early Learning Aroona is located at 134 Beerburrum Street, Aroona QLD 4551.For more information or to book a tour, visit their website www.edgeearlylearning.com.au. - ENDS –ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Amy Stalinescu | M10 Collective Ph: 0411 789 195 Email: amy@m10.com.au EDGE LAUNCHES VIRTUAL AT HOME EARLY LEARNING FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS 2020-05-05T03:17:20Z edge-launches-virtual-at-home-early-learning-for-pre-schoolers With many families self-isolating or unable to attend their local Edge Early Learning childcare centre, the program has been designed by educators to be interactive, engaging and educational for children and families. Edge Early Learning CEO, Annie Bryce, said the program is a fantastic way to continue children’s early learning and development during these uncertain times. “We’ve launched the earlylearning@home program to ensure that our families and children have continued access to high quality education programs and can maintain authentic connections with their educators during these times,” she said. “Our program provides opportunities for parents to play and learn alongside their children with an array of education plans, interactive videos featuring our educators, downloadable content and printable resources.” Ms Bryce said that regular activity and familiar faces are a key element to keeping little hands and minds busy, while maintaining some semblance of routine in the household for smaller ages. “Some of the activities include story time, singalongs, arts and crafts projects you can do from home, language and cultural experiences and active movement videos such as yoga. These are shared daily and are available on demand through our Storypark app,” she said. “In addition to providing quality content, this type of virtual learning is a great sanity-provider for parents who are juggling quite a lot in their homes at this time.” Available to families enrolled at any of the 16 Edge Early Learning centres across the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich, content pieces from the education program will also be published online for the wider community across the week. Families can stay in touch and up to date on the application, by commenting and engaging with educators from their local centre. “We have already received an incredible response from families since rolling out the programs, and it’s been great to see the engagement from families and educators during what is a surreal time for us all,” said Annie. For more information on Edge Early Learning’s earlylearning@home program, follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/edgeearlylearning/ ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Amy Stalinescu | M10 Collective Ph: 0411 789 195 Email: amy@m10.com.au Edge Early Learning Strathpine Now Better Than Ever 2019-10-02T05:13:05Z edge-early-learning-strathpine-now-better-than-ever In order to welcome back families, as well as attract new ones, Edge has provided children attending the Strathpine centre with new state-of-the-art resources, including a tree house with a climbing net and slides, two swings, a bike track, free standing veggie gardens, sheltered outdoor communal meals area, a separate indoor-outdoor play area for babies and toddlers, water refill stations, and so much more! Edge Early Learning Chief Executive Officer, Annie Bryce, said that the vision was to create a safe and welcoming environment for children and families, with an increased opportunity to improve learning outcomes. “As a result of the refurbishment, children now have better access to modern indoor and outdoor learning areas, as well as modern resources, equipment and books,” she said. “We’re hoping the improved learning spaces will encourage families to enrol and experience a fresh learning environment that has been tailored specifically to the needs of their children.” Following the acquisition of the Strathpine centre, all staff remain employed with the Co-Director being promoted to full-time Director, in place of the previous Owner and Centre Director who was promoted to Centre Support Manager within the Operations Team of Edge Early Learning’s Support Office. “The long-standing team members at the Strathpine centre have really good relationships with the families that attend there, and we think it’s important to maintain those and create strong relationships with potential families looking to enrol their children there.” Edge Early Learning Strathpine is now part of a pilot group that is trialling a brand-new Physical Literacy program, which focuses on developing gross motor skills to have a positive impact on the child’s cognitive learning abilities. “The outdoor play area has been expanded to allow room for more sport-based learning, which is proven to not only increase children’s literacy skills but also their social and emotional wellbeing by giving them the confidence to form strong relationships with their peers and teachers.” Families are encouraged to book a tour to the recently renovated Edge Early Learning Strathpine centre and observe their new state-of-the-art resources. For more information, visit their website www.edgeearlylearning.com.au - ENDS – ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Christie Bemportato M10 Collective Ph: 0433 977 011 Email: christie@m10.com.au More Availability in Quality Childcare for Parents in the South East 2018-05-15T04:48:07Z more-availability-in-quality-childcare-for-parents-in-the-south-east-1 There are limited vacancies currently available at the privately-owned and operated Edge Centres, based conveniently in Pimpama, Tarragindi, Strathpine, West End – in Jane Street and Montague Road. And in July a new centre will be opening in Milton, followed by South Brisbane and North Pimpama respectively in early 2019, increasing Edge Early Learning’s footprint in the local south east Queensland community. Edge Early Learning is Queensland’s newest network of community based early childhood education centres, established in 2017, boasting a unique environment that is both inspiring and challenging, with passionate educators and program philosophies that aim to give children the best opportunity to learn and grow. Edge Early Learning Chief Executive Officer, Annie Bryce, said that the vision was to create a safe and welcoming environment for children and families with shared community and educational values. “We’re more than just a place to learn, our centres offer a sense of community that underpins our mantra to give children the best opportunity to develop new skills and learn about the world,” she said. “Our emergent curriculum allows our children to thrive and builds on capturing their interests and passions at a certain point in time, beginning with the value we place on play.” “We encourage every child to explore, identify, negotiate and take risks,” Annie added. The new Milton centre is taking enrolments now in advance of opening its doors mid-year and has received a high level of interest, from this highly populated and commuter-packed region of Brisbane. “Keeping up with demand, while delivering a high level of excellence in education is a delicate balance but one where the children and parents remain top of mind and we thrive on providing this environment to families,” said Annie. With a team of passionate and experienced educators, Edge Early Learning’s educational program supports and enhances learning milestones and journeys across all areas of early development, including promoting health and wellbeing. “Learning occurs naturally when teachable moments are captured and that is why our skilled educators implement this approach to encourage children to be curious and active learners,” she said. “Our team have developed our philosophy, learning environments and teaching methods to ensure that our children create meaning and develop independence as they learn about the world and experience new understandings.” The educational framework embodied by Edge Early Learning is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care, with focus on developing effective and engaging programs built on each individual child’s interests. “‘Belonging, being and becoming’ describes the framework and we believe this enhances young children’s learning as they transition from birth, all the way through to school,” said Annie. Edge Early Learning’s quest is to become Australia’s best in early childhood education by empowering its educators and providing them with the environment, resources, and support to create the best learning opportunities for the children in their care. For more information, visit their website www.edgeearlylearning.com.au ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Emma Bain | M10 Collective Ph: 0438 264 355 | Email: emma@m10.com.au