A CORNER block in central Clarkson is slowly evolving into Perth’s first combined indoor play and child care centre.
Workers for 3B Build have been pouring concrete tilt panels on site before raising them to form the structure that will house both centres and 18 offices.
Owned by Kidz Biz Early Learning Centre Jindalee director Bob Hindle, the Atlantis Play Centre will open next February on the corner of Ocean Keys Boulevard and Key Largo Drive.
‘Atlantis will be the first centre in Perth to combine child care and indoor play so it is a very exciting project for us,’ Mr Hindle said.
‘The children from the child care centre will go into the indoor play centre every day ” if it’s raining or a boiling hot day, they will still get to run around.’
The Nowergup resident said the play centre would have four party rooms, with ocean themes of mermaids, pirates and an underwater world plus a disco area.
Other features will include a race track with go-karts and indoor quad bikes, and indoor soccer.
He has appointed Chantelle Brain as the centre manager, who brings two decades of experience in child care to the role.
Mrs Brain said the child care centre would include a nature playground, and Mr Hindle said there would also be a fully-equipped cafe in the centre.
‘We want a community hub for people as well,’ Mrs Brain said.
They expect to have the equivalent of about 20 full-time employees in the child care centre when it opens in late March, and at least 15 casual staff working in the play centre.
Mr Hindle said the property also included the Key Largo Professional Centre on the eastern side, with a medical practice in it, and they wanted to attract accountants, settlement agents and realtors as well.
He said the after-school care service would include pick-ups from Peter Moyes Anglican Community School and Quinns Baptist College, plus Kinross, St Andrews Catholic, Somerly, Quinns Rocks, Mindarie and Clarkson primary schools.