Childcare services replace indoor play centre in Clarkson

Atlantis Education Centre. Pictures supplied
Atlantis Education Centre. Pictures supplied

A CHILDCARE centre has replaced an indoor play centre in Clarkson to meet demand for early learning services.

The Atlantis Group has renovated its Ocean Keys Boulevard play centre, which opened in 2015, and converted it into the Atlantis Education Centre.

Managing director Rory Hindle said the centre was exclusively for the use of the group’s Ocean Keys Childcare and Outside School Hours Care services.

“The ever-popular climbing structure and slides from the previous indoor play centre are still present, but with a myriad of new additions and a complete reimagining of the space following extensive internal renovations,” he said.

Atlantis Education Centre.

Mr Hindle said the centre now included a library space, nature play structure, art room, food education and open plan learning environment.

He said children attending the Ocean Keys services, which were both full this year, could use the facilities daily and the education centre also catered for incursions from early childhood professionals and providers, artists and specialists, as well as complimentary parent information seminars.

Atlantis group is also planning to open a childcare centre in Banksia Grove after receiving development approval in May despite nearby residents’ concerns.

A petition opposing the development and asking the City of Wanneroo to review that decision is due to be considered at the November 12 council meeting.

Keegan with Kindergarten educator Aimee.
Skyla, Katie and James at the Atlantis Education Centre.
Atlantis Education Centre.