Red Gum's Doors Open to Dubbo Children

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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