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The Pom Queen

Melbourne Bayside Closing Child Care Centres

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Bayside Council has announced it will cease operating its two long day child care centres by the end of 2013.

The Sandringham centre will close by December 2013 and the Hampton centre will close in December 2012.

The regulatory changes to child care services mean that the cost of operating the council’s small and ageing centres will increase significantly as a result of the required reduction in the number of childcare places from 80 to 65.

Prior to making this decision, the council also considered the cost and feasibility of building new centres but found the multi-million dollar land and construction costs to be prohibitive, and realised the need to establish priorities for its limited resources

Bayside Council operates only two of the 20 child care centres currently located in the municipality and believes there are plans for new centres to be established during the next twelve months.

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All the councils are doing this and have been doing it for several years now, we have just lost the last one in Somerville. Parents petitioned but to no avail. Too expensive to run, mainly I think because staff in the council run centres were more qualified etc etc.


:ssign15:taking no prisoners :wink:

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