Enrolments now open for new day care centre
The enrolment for a new 620 square meter crèche, due to open in Central Park, Century City in the third quarter of this year, has opened.
The new building for Endeavour Educare Centre, which has outgrown its current premises, is being built to accommodate the strong demand for day care and pre-school facilities in the precinct.
Endeavour Educare Centre first opened in October 2008 operating from premises below the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) offices in Central Park, but for the past year or so it has been fully subscribed and has a long waiting list.
The new single storey building will enable Endeavour Educare Centre to boost its enrolment, currently between 60 and 70, to a total of 180 children. Its current smaller premises will be converted into a Grade R facility, which is sorely needed in the area, with effect from January 2012.
The new crèche building, which will be built at a cost of around R4million, is expected to be ready for occupation in August/September this year and applications for enrolment are now being accepted.
Endeavour Educare Centre operates on weekdays from 7am to 5.30pm.
Each of the seven classrooms (averaging 50m2 each) in the new premises will be able to accommodate 25 children. Each class will have a qualified Educare teacher, as well as a teacher’s assistant. The facility also sports a spacious 110m2 multipurpose hall, and a large, secure and private grassed play area.
Endeavour Educare Centre is a branch of the family operated business SHUTTLE KIDZ, which is owned by Leslee and Brian Gale. Their son Adam heads up Endeavour Educare Centre in Century City.
Leslee said that while preference is given to people living and working in Century City, their children come from all over, and the demographics are representative of our rainbow nation.
“The support we have received has been overwhelming. We’re so excited about the new premises which will assist us in meeting the pent up demand for quality Educare in the precinct. It will also give us the space we need to offer additional extra mural activities, like Motorworx, modern dancing, pottery and speech and drama”.
Endeavour Educare arranges outings for the children in association with the CCPOA, including boat trips on the canal, and visits to Intaka Island Nature Reserve. The children can often be found exploring the two steam train exhibits at the entrance to Intaka Island, feeding the ducks on the canal or spilling out onto the playing field at Central Park.
Contact Adam on 021 555-0037 to discuss your child’s enrolment.