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Community saves Sandy Hill daycare centre and heritage home in one move

Amid fears their children's early learning centre would be forced to close because of full-day kindergarten, parents in Sandy Hill came together to find a unique solution - and save a historic home in the process.

Sandy Hill's Bettye Hyde Cooperative Early Learning Centre to choose between defeat and change.

Parent Leanne Moussa says the solution lay down the block in a Carriage House they bought for $1.9 million with 21 investors.

"This space will allow Bettye Hyde to have a full-time daycare license which is really exciting and it will allow them to have 39 children. So, they'll be able to have a toddler room and a pre-school room and essentially fill that gap before school starts," said Moussa.

After a year of work students trudged down the snow covered hill to their new daycare centre, clutching their favourite toys to help move Bettye Hyde to its new home.

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