Toddle Inn Childcare Centre

Play space at the Toddle Inn Childcare Centre

The Tasmanian Community Fund provided the Toddle Inn Childcare Centre with a small grant in Grant Round 22 to provide a play space for 0 to 7 year olds.

The Toddle Inn Childcare Centre is a community based childcare centre offering a long day care service for families from Deloraine and the surrounding areas. The Centre currently provides childcare services for 62 families and is an invaluable part of the community.

The Centre sought support from the Tasmanian Community Fund and a wide range of other local businesses, service clubs and community groups to install a healthy outdoor play space. The Centre envisaged that the play space would enhance outdoor activities and promote physical activity.

Prior to receiving the grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund the Centre had secured some other grant monies and in commenced their vision for the new outdoor play space. The Centre held multiple working bees to extend the lawn space. The working bees were well attended by Centre families and community members and enabled the Centre to demonstrate broad community support for the project whilst keeping costs to a minimum.

Once the grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund and some other monies were secured, a new large fixed outdoor playground was installed, the soft fall area was extensively extended and an improved outdoor play space was created. The community working bees continued to assist with the site preparation and the creation of the play space.

The Centre staff, volunteers, children and parents are extremely happy with the new outdoor play space. The new space is accessible in all weathers and provides a fun and challenging learning environment for all users.