Construction has officially commenced on a new $3.5 million childcare centre in Stockland’s North Shore community.

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28 May 2020

The purpose-built centre, which will have a licensed capacity for 124 children, will be run by Green Leaves Early Learning.

Set to be completed in late 2020, the centre will be open for children aged six weeks to six years and will feature eight spacious learning hubs, interactive technology and an in-house chef.

The centre adds to North Shores’ educational precinct, which already includes two childcare centres and three schools.

Andrew Astorquia, project director at Stockland said the construction marked the next step in catering for the growing community.

“North Shore is committed to delivering key amenities and infrastructure within walking distance of residents homes. We’re thrilled to start construction on our third childcare centre in the community and look forward to welcoming families later this year,” Andrew said.

Strategically located in the heart of the community on the corner of Synnove Drive and Rockingham Drive, the childcare centre will be positioned next door to North Shore State School and will have 1,540 square metres of outdoor play area with various shade structures. On-site parking will also be available.

The centre will also be walking distance to North Shore’s latest land releases in the Sunhaven and Discovery villages.

Mark McDonald- Smith, CEO from Green Leaves Early Learning said the privately-owned business was excited to have its newest centre call North Shore home.

“Our purpose is to provide early education and care that exceeds traditional standards. We’re excited to bring our passionate and professional team to the North Shore community,” Mark said.

The new centre will form part of North Shore's growing education precinct, with North Shore State School and St Clare’s Catholic Primary School catering to students from Prep to Grade 6, and Townsville Grammar from Prep to Grade 5 (Grade 6 in 2021). Meanwhile, a wealth of additional schooling is nearby, including the world-class James Cook University.