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Red Gum Preschool Officially Opens Doors

Red Gum Preschool Officially Opens Doors

4 July 2015

HUNDREDS of Dubbo residents walked through the doors of Red Gum Childcare and Preschool on Saturday.

After a busy four months of work, owners Nick and Danielle Sykes, along with director Deanna McCarthy and 20 other staff members, welcomed enrolled families and curious community members to view their hard work. 

Located on 252-256 Fitzroy Street, the building was first built as the old private hospital. 

Mr Sykes said the only thing that had been kept the same in the renovations, apart from the external walls, was the downstairs kitchen. 

What was once a building which catered for the sick and injured, now offers five separate play rooms to its enrolments. 

Mr Sykes said he and his wife were both thrilled with the turnout from the open day. 

They were unable to place an exact number on visitors, but Mr Sykes said more than 200 bacon and egg rolls had been demolished by the crowd. 

Mr Sykes said more than 50 enrolments out of the maximum 100 spots per day had been filled already. 

The new facility will cater for children aged from six weeks to six years old. 

Director Deanna McCarthy said a number of parents had expressed interest in enrolling their child at Red Gum during the open day. 

“It’s been a great, family fun day for the community,” she said. 

“I’m glad people have enjoyed peeking around the rooms and seeing what we have to offer.”

Staff members Sonya Bell and Amanda Brown said they were excited to officially start work on Monday. 

“The set up of the place is what sets Red Gum apart from others in Dubbo,” Ms Bell said. 

“Particularly the playground areas which cater for specific age groups.”

Ms Brown said she was pleased with the safety elements of the building.

“Everything has just been so well thought out,” she said. 

 

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Red Gum's Doors Open to Dubbo Children

Red Gum's Doors Open to Dubbo Children

4 July 2015

AFTER a busy four months of work, Red Gum Childcare and Preschool will be officially open for business.

The owners, Nick and Danielle Sykes, saw a vision with the old private hospital building at 252-256 Fitzroy Street and followed it through.

Mr Sykes said more than 50 enrolments out of the maximum 100 spots per day had been filled already.

The new facility will cater for children aged six weeks to six years.

A building which has stood the test of time, Mr Sykes said the only thing that had been kept the same in the renovations, apart from the external walls, was the downstairs kitchen.

What was once a building that catered for the sick and injured, now offered five separate play rooms to its enrollments.

Mr Sykes said the final product had gone way above what they thought they could achieve.

"We couldn't be happier," he said.

"None of this would have been possible without the work of our dedicated tradesmen - they have been flat out."

Red Gum Child Care Centre was not the first child care venture for the Sykes, who have been running the Peppercorn Child Care Centre for the past five years.

Mr Sykes said he was confident the director, Deanna McCarthy who has been working in child care for more than 14 years, would do a fantastic job, along with the 20 employed staff.

Red Gum will officially be opened by Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson at 9.30am on Saturday.

"Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy a bacon and egg roll and have a look around at what we've done," Mr Sykes said.

 

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Redgum supports Fishing Classic

Redgum supports Fishing Classic

19 March 2015

Red Gum Child Care centre are pleased to announce their major sponsorship of the Easter Lake Burrendong fishing classic.

One hundred additional childcare places

One hundred additional childcare places

1 March 2015

One hundred additional childcare places will become available in Dubbo mid-year following the announcement of a new childcare facility.

Nick Sykes and his wife Danielle are refurbishing the old private hospital at 252-256 Fitzroy to establish Red Gum Childcare and Preschool.

The facility will cater for children aged six-weeks to six-years and renovations are expected to begin this month.

There are currently 867 childcare places in Dubbo and it is estimated another 50 to 80 children waiting to enrol at a centre in any year

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