The personal touch in every room
Edge Early Learning Childcare and Kindergarten is a brand new purpose-built childcare centre in North Pimpama with state-of-the-art facilities. One important objective was to create rooms that felt unique to every age group. STEP4 helped them achieve this by supplying customised furniture for every room.
Jess Green, from Edge Early Learning, explained. “We opened in June 2019 with six rooms. There are two nurseries for babies from 6 weeks-17 months, a toddler room, junior kindy, senior kindy and a pre-prep room. It was really important to us that each room had its own feel, not just for age appropriateness, but for style and variety.”
Dan Kennard, from STEP4, presented Jess and the team with 20 table colour choices and 16 shapes with 6 height options.
“Dan provided samples of the colours, and we chose the Natural Walnut Venice table tops with a different shape for each room to give us variety,” said Jess. “We chose rectangular tables for the toddler room and square tables for junior kindy, while senior kindy has the quad shape and pre-prep has round tables. Parents often comment on the stylish tables, saying that they make our centre stand out from others in the area.”
Edge Early Learning is opening new centres, and Jess is confident that the group will be including STEP4’s natural wood tables and chairs in all new childcare centres. “The sturdy natural timber gives each room a homely feel, and the tables are well designed; they don’t gather dust and are easy to clean.”
The nursery has feeding tables along with poppet chairs, which are perfect for feeding and activity times. Crafted from curved timber, the teachers can simply turn the poppet chairs over to use them as handy stools. Jess likes the support that the poppet chairs give the children. “Edge Early Learning is a strap free centre, so we don’t have traditional high-chairs. The poppet chairs hug the children around the sides and back so they are safely tucked underneath the table. The chairs also make meal-times feel more like home, with everyone gathered around a table.”
“The team at STEP4 was very helpful throughout the process,” said Jess. “The whole buying experience was very professional and well organised. They delivered the tables and chairs, put them in place in each room and took all the packaging away. I highly recommend STEP4.”