Non-traditional furniture makes Eagleby Kids stand out
When Boe Hasanovic, Centre Manager of Eagleby Kids ELC, Queensland, wanted to stand out from the six other childcare centres within a 5-kilometre radius, furniture was first on her list. She turned to STEP Learning Resources to meet her objective of modern-industrial style furniture.
Boe talks about Eagleby’s latest childcare centre. “We are a brand new Reggio Emilia purpose-built centre based on a philosophy of time being built around the children’s interests and needs, not set by the clock. At Eagleby Kids ELC, children, families and community voices are respected and heard through a strong foundation in each and every relationship we build. With flexible environments including a dedicated art studio, children’s atelier of food, tunnels and an adventure loft and indoor slide, the children can freely choose their best learning environment each day.”
STEP’s custom made furniture helps to set the tone for a modern style while Boe’s choice of interior design elements evokes a warm, eccentric vibe. Boe’s favourite furniture pieces are the industrial style natural birch tables with black legs, and the black and white cabinetry. “These pieces were perfect for our styling, ultra modern, with a point of difference from what we had seen before.”
Eagleby Kids ELC has been operating since June 2019. Boe talks about the feedback from parents and staff. “Educators and families love that the centre is different to anything they have seen before. The aesthetically pleasing environments in each room all have such differences right down to the resources that the children have access to.”
As well as style and modernism, Boe chose STEP because of their competitive pricing and flexibility. “They were accommodating at every stage, from order through to delivery. Always pleasant to deal with, I would certainly recommend STEP Learning Resources to other centres.”