This childcare design creates an identity for Froebel Australia's first early learning centre in Melbourne through engaging, pedagogy-led architecture. From early assistance translating the National Quality Framework into the architectural brief, we worked with Froebel to transform a derelict building into an award-winning learning environment.
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Froebel Fitzroy North includes STEM and inquiry-based learning facilities, a kitchen theatre, giant slide, racing track, play pods, and reading nooks to foster play- and nature-based learning for our ultimate clients, the children. The childcare design also provides a superior solution for the hard-working practicalities of running a busy centre.

Sharing the same site as the German International School in North Fitzroy, the new Froebel centre offers childcare services to 66 children from six weeks to five years.

A significant part of the project included successfully negotiating the needs of the many stakeholders on the site, including the local parish community, archdiocese, tenants and local neighbours.