Kool Beanz Academy in association with the Gold Coast SUNS have today officially launched an exciting and bold new vision for early learning childcare in Mackay.

Starting with one site in close proximity to Harrup Park, Kool Beanz SUNS plans to bring up to four new facilities to the region over the next 12 months.

A project that is expected to create over 100 jobs for locals, inject over $16 million into the local economy and provide specialised care and education for up to 50 children living with special needs, specifically Autism.

Kool Beanz founder Bruce Coulson has been in the childcare industry for over 16 years and currently operates six facilities in Northern NSW and less than a month ago launched a state of the art, $10 million facility at Metricon Stadium in conjunction with the club – Kool Beanz SUNS.

KKTC, the second largest RTO (Registered Training Organisation) in Australia already has a strong presence in the area, providing training and support for students studying in the Early Childhood Education sector.

As specialists in the area, they can ensure that the staff and educators placed within the Kool Beanz childcare facilities have received the highest quality training in Australia.

The business has a well-known reputation as a high quality, safe, professional and child centred provider and Mr Coulson was excited to be working with the Mackay Regional Council to bring that to the children of Mackay.

“Following the commencement of our childcare project with the SUNS on the Gold Coast we are really excited to build on that partnership and develop a much-needed state of the art childcare facility here in Mackay,” Mr Coulson said.

“We plan to develop four, maybe more, childcare centres within the Mackay region, supporting the childcare needs of the local community and providing a fully inclusive environment for all children including those that may require special support such as those with Autism spectrum disorder.

“Through our partnership with Autism QLD we understand there is high demand for access to early childhood assessment and therapy services.

“There is nothing like this in Australia, these centres will be one of a kind with state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality early childhood education programs.”

Childcare never seen before featuring classrooms and ancillary facilities as well as an art room, library, LEGO room and master chef kitchen.

Offering an early education like no other with extracurricular activities such as yoga, music and Japanese lessons and sports program.