Number 5-11 Sandringham Road has had a long and interesting history.
In 1977, Bayside Council built and operated the Sandringham Child Care Centre. It was funded by the Commonwealth Government and officially opened on 27 November, 1977 by the Honourable Margaret Guilfoyle, Minister for Social Security. The centre opening was commemorated with the unveiling of a bronze plaque, located at the building entrance.
This bronze plaque was salvaged by the new owners, Tina and Tim Ferguson, who have restored it and re-located it to its new home at The Village Early Learning Centre.
The first and longest serving Director of the Sandringham Child Care Centre was Anne Thornton, whose legacy lives on in the walls of this new state-of-the-art building. Ironically Anne was Tina’s mother.
The site has been transformed into a 21st century, purpose built early learning centre, accommodating 120 children. For 40 years it was, and will continue to be, a high quality child care facility in bayside.
The Village Early Learning Centre has been designed by architect David Norman Design & Construction, a leading Melbourne company which specialises in designing both residential and commercial projects. The centre was built by Lloyd Group.
Sandringham Village is home to 40 boutique shops, Coles supermarket, hotel, multiple cafes and Sandringham railway station.