Goodstart Early Learning Centre Double Bay

Play Area: Goodstart Early Learning Centre

Where: Double Bay, NSW

Client: Goodstart

Architect: Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects

Installed: 2015

Elements: planter boxes, hollow trunk planters, skateboard seats, Stick cubby tee pee, playground logs, sandpit tree trunk stump, tree and branch sculptures, timber bridge

Surfacing: Indoor flooring

The Goodstart Early Learning Centre playspace was designed to cater for imaginative and natural play for children up to 5 years.

As the centre is inside a multi-storey building in the city, bringing the outdoors in was a major goal of the design. As such, this playspace has a focus on natural materials, organic shapes and native plants. Tree sculptures and natural log planters are great visual and tactile features, while the playground logs and steppers provide fantastic opportunities with uneven surfaces for safe balancing and motor skill development.

The centre was officially opened in December 2015 by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and State Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton.