Acacia Ridge Celebrates Five Years Caring for Young Children with Publication of Childrens Book

2 February 2017

Book Cover - Poppys Special Talent

2 Feb 2017

Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre, part of The Benevolent Society, has created their first children’s book, “Poppy’s Special Talent”, featuring children who have attended the centre. It’s a beautiful hardcover book with delightful illustrations. Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre is inviting all young children in the area to attend the fifth birthday party and receive a free copy of the book. Every family receives a book to take home and enjoy. 

Says Bev Book, service manager: “We’ve been educating and caring for children in the Long Day Care Centre for five years and each child brings his or her own talent to the group. That’s why the book was created in the way it was – to showcase that all children have something special about them. The book is based on real children who’ve attended the service and I think every child can see him or herself in this book.” 

“Distribution of the book will be assisted by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, an organisation devoted to supplying free books to young children, encouraging them to read. We encourage parents to bring their children to the event to receive a copy of the book – then share it with other children.” 

When: Thursday, 2 March 2017, 9:15am-11:30am 
Where: Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre, 67 Nyngam Street, Acacia Ridge 

The centre is celebrating five years of supporting families and caring for children aged 0 to five and invites parents to tour the community hub as well as the Long Day Care Centre to learn more. The Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre staff are expert in early education and always cater to children from diverse backgrounds. To assist parents, the centre offers a free kindy bus for pick up and drop-off for four year olds who attend the approved Kindy program. 

For more information about Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre, please call (07) 3320 8450. 


For more information or for media interviews, please contact Melanie King, Manager Media Relations and Public Affairs, The Benevolent Society. 02 8262 3547 or 

About The Benevolent Society 2 

The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity, working as a catalyst for social change for over 200 years. The Benevolent Society provides quality services in the areas of Child and Family Support and Assistance, and assisting older people and Australians with disability to age well and live a healthy life, staying in their homes wherever possible. For more information, please visit, on Facebook/thebenevolentsociety or on Twitter - @BenevolentSoc.