The Heart of Bulimba
We extend a very warm welcome to you and your family. Our aim is to provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating and educational environment for your child within a ‘community centre’ which fosters family involvement and participation. Tugulawa Early Education (formally the Bulimba Child Care Centre) has a very rich history and forms part of the colourful story that is Bulimba
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait people as the traditional and ongoing custodians of the land on which our centre stands today – a place where Aboriginal and non Aboriginal children play, learn and grow together. We pay our respects to the elders past and present and we believe the future of Aboriginal Australia rests in our hands and hearts and in those of the children we care for. Reconciliation is an ongoing process and we commit to playing our part in building better relationships with all Australians. Walk towards each other.
More than 2 years in the making and after collaboration with our families, Parent Management Committees, local community, elders, the staff team and friends of the centre, we are proud to launch our new brand in 2015. Bulimba Child Care Centre officially became Tugulawa Early Education.
We are still be everything that is great about Bulimba Child Care Centre and are so very proud of our long history of exceptional early childhood education and care. We are excited to make the move to something that is reflective of our journey and the changes that have occurred in our profession.
Tugulawa (tuh-goo-la-wa) is an indigenous word, meaning ‘place of the heart’. It is believed to refer to the heart shaped bend in the Brisbane River surrounding our suburb or maybe the heart shaped parcel of land that makes up Bulimba and Balmoral. It was felt that the tag line “The Heart of Bulimba” communicates our attachment to Bulimba—the place where we play and learn. It also conveys the importance of providing a service that works “from the heart” in all that it does – our special “vibe”.
The logo for Tugulawa Early Education is a two-faceted representation of a heart with a contemporary Australian flavour. The sides of the heart could be interpreted as fingerprint lines representing unique and personal care, or bark of a tree showing maturity and wisdom.
The individual stones reflect diversity, different strategies of care and an individualised approach to learning. Both these concepts mirror the recent transition in the physical environment of the playground at Tugulawa. Neutral colours reflect the calm natural environment while the coral depicts a warm energy. The icon combines a sense of order with freedom.