Children Centres and Family Day Care Services are OPEN

Published on 10 October 2021


It’s been a challenging year with the impact of COVID-19 affecting all services with the many changes, cross border issues and requirements required in order to remain open, maintain services, in addition to managing health and safety risks to remain compliant. 

The Culcairn Early Learning Centre successfully transitioned to Greater Hume Children Services in July and continues to provide a full range of child care. A new van was purchased to provide additional mobile playgroup and other services across all of our delivery areas. With skills shortages in the early childhood education sector, staff recruitment was key action; pleasingly, Council has appointed new Centre Directors to all centre based services. Greater Hume Children Services Manager, Fiona Pattinson said “our focus continues to be on the children and families and being able to provide services. Our service staff and educators have been amazing and continue to step up and meet all of the challenges that have been thrown at us and I would like to acknowledge and thank all of them for the valuable work they do on a daily basis.” Demand for services remains strong with Family Day Care having a waiting list for the first time in a long time and the Holbrook centre operating close to capacity. 

There are vacancies available for families who need the service for work and who want to maintain routines andconsistency for their children. Additionally, there are opportunities for new educators to work with the service particularly in the Family Day

Care sector.Enquiries T 1800 954 999