Our Place – Bridgewood was established at the brand new Bridgewood Primary School and Integrated Child and Family Centre located in the rapidly growing suburb of Officer.
The new site opened in January 2018, with 250 in the primary school and 77 children in kindergarten. The number of children and families engaged in education at the site is expected to grow significantly each year.
The integrated site developed through strong partnership between Cardinia Shire and the Department of Education. Inspired by the success of an integrated approach to supporting children, families and community at Doveton College, the partners agreed to design and build a fully integrated child and family centre as part of the school, making a full range of services available for local families.
Our Place became a partner in the Bridgewood site in late 2017. We are working onsite with all partners, getting to know the community, providing opportunities for engagement and involvement and supporting the partners to join up and create a seamless experience for families and children.