FRESH LOOK: Trace Waterson, 3, Gorgia Ellis, 4, and Kayden Hansen, 4, are in for a big surprise when they see their new egg-shaped toilets.
FRESH LOOK: Trace Waterson, 3, Gorgia Ellis, 4, and Kayden Hansen, 4, are in for a big surprise when they see their new egg-shaped toilets. Paul Braven

Kindy set for upgrade thanks to QGC grant

MEMBERS at the Calliope Kindergarten have been successful in obtaining a grant to further enhance the centre's bathroom facilities.

Natural gas producer QGC has donated more than $40,000 to update amenities in the 27-year-old building.

Co-director of Calliope Kindergarten Samantha Taylor said the current facilities had the original fittings and were in urgent need of improvement.

"The new renovation is going to make a huge difference and it'll be a lot more safe and hygienic for the kids," she said.

"We're planning on adding a shower, overhead storage space and a refurb of the staff toilets."

The bathrooms will receive new flooring, basins, toilets, cupboards, tiles, paint, plumbing and electrical work.

Co-director Kristy Ferguson said the bathroom renovation would allow the kindergarten to cater for all aspects of early childhood learning, such as messy play and personal hygiene routines.

She said the renovation would also provide the necessary privacy within a shared bathroom.

The new facilities will be water-efficient and allow the students more privacy while still allowing for teacher supervision.

As for the new design, both co-directors have come up with some fun and unique ideas.

"We're going to have egg-shaped toilets, which is something a bit different and cool for the kids," Ms Taylor said.

But the kids don't know about the changes.

Ms Taylor said the renovations would take place during the Easter break and the children would be in for a big surprise when they returned.



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