Mirrabooka: Sudbury House to build nature-based play space

Sudbury House executive manager Virginia Aden, early childhood teacher Yolanda Wegman, Amelia Fourachre, Joseph Hillis-Carter and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman.
Sudbury House executive manager Virginia Aden, early childhood teacher Yolanda Wegman, Amelia Fourachre, Joseph Hillis-Carter and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman.

CHILDREN at Sudbury House in Mirrabooka will have access to a nature-based play space for the first time.

The community house and care and development centre provides families who have children experiencing trauma, stress or have additional needs with a playgroup, services, support and self-development groups.

Lotterywest granted $114,746 towards the construction and landscaping works for a nature-based play environment which will support early childhood development.

Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman said it was a pleasure to see Sudbury House receive much-needed funds to ensure their children got to learn through play.

“We know from our childhoods and as parents that when we play, we enjoy, when we enjoy, we learn,” she said.

“The importance of play based learning is promoted by the State Government as it is an important part of a stimulating learning environment.

“The Lotterywest grant will support the construction and landscaping works to create a nature based play environment which enables the children to interact, create, test themselves physically, master skill and improve their health.”