Our Place – Bridgewood was established at the brand new Bridgewood Primary School and Integrated Child and Family Centre, located in the growth suburb of Officer, in the South Eastern suburbs. The site opened in January 2018.
The design for this unique building – as a fully integrated child and family centre built as part of the primary school was inspired by the success of the integrated approach to supporting children, families and community at Doveton College. Through a strong partnership approach between Cardinia Shire and the Department of Education, this beautiful community resource was built.
The Our Place partnership group involves Cardinia Shire, the Primary School, ECMS and Our Place and works together to deliver high quality educational opportunities and care for the children and families of Bridgewood. There are currently Maternal and Child Healthservices, first time parents groups, playgroups, community activities, kindergarten and primary school all available on the site.
Now in its second year, Bridgewood PS has 450 children attending primary school and 120 children attending kindergarten, with many more expected to join the Bridgewood community over the coming few years.
Site Implementation Group: Bridgewood Primary School, Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS), Cardinia Shire Council, DET South Eastern Region and Colman Foundation (Our Place).