Auburn Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is parent managed. The Committee of Management (the Committee) works closely with our staff in a very supportive environment where the children are of prime importance.
The Committee is responsible for the administration of the Centre, the employment of staff, policy formulation and the financial management of the Centre. The Committee also takes responsibility for the maintenance of the building and grounds. The Committee is supported in its role by the Centre Director who over sees the day to day management of the Centre.
The Committee is elected annually at the AGM, and consists of the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer, the Secretary; and a minimum of six ordinary members, and a maximum of fourteen ordinary members. Becoming part of the Committee is a wonderful way to become involved in the Centre and is an enriching experience.
We are proud of the working environment we provide for our staff, and we are rewarded by the stability and longevity of our staff team. Our staff work in a supportive, friendly environment, whereby they are encouraged to further extend their skills and blossom. This enables them to follow their passion in relation to program provision and is reflected in their work with the children.
The qualifications of our staff are well above the new regulatory requirements. Within our small staff team we have a variety of qualifications from ‘Bachelor of Early Childhood Education’ to ‘Certificate 3 in Children’s Services’.
All of our staff have Level 2 First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training.
In addition to formal training our staff collectively have many, many years of experience in working with children.
Our maximum staff child ratio is 2 staff members to 25 children. This is well below the current regulations of 1 staff member per 15 children.
Our staff are committed to providing programs of the highest quality in line with current best practices, and to working in a close partnership with families.