CHILDREN and educators at Blue Gum Early Learning and Childcare Centre commemorated its 30th anniversary with a small party last month.
The centre commenced operation on May 19, 1986 but was only officially opened by then Community Services Minister Kay Hallahan on October 11 of the same year.
Blue Gum was opened after research showed a need for subsidised childcare in the area.
Ahead of the centre’s official anniversary date, director Jane Brenzi said she was inviting past and present families, staff, local government and community representatives to join in on the festivities.
“Blue Gum has seen many changes over the years but one thing that never changes is that it is a great place for children to grow, learn and develop,” she said.
“Families stay for many years and keep coming back to Blue Gum.
“Everyone at the centre is very proud of the strong community reputation that has been built up over the years, which is a result of the work of dedicated, long-standing staff and board members.
“The centre would dearly like to hear from Maureen Miller, its original director.”
Blue Gum will open to the wider community on Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 2pm.