The Early Learning Centre was built as Stage 1 of the Kings Community Centre. It caters for up to 90 pre-school children, and it’s design and pedagogy is inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia. This approach to education recognises the ‘Environment as the Third Teacher’ meaning the buildings are to be welcoming, aesthetically pleasing and promote relationships, communication, collaboration and exploration through play.

The centre has 3 separate learning community spaces and a larger open space for creative activities (Atelier) and communal activities (Piazza). A skylight down the length of this space ensures the area always has an abundance of natural light. Generous undercover outdoor areas are provided, and the Outdoor Learning Space was designed by landscape architects from JPE.