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Change of hands for Minjilang Creche

28 September 2018

West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) has recently taken over the reins of the Minjilang Crèche and the changeover, which kicked off at the start of September, has been greatly-received in the community.
The Crèche is a vital asset to the Croker Island community which operates as a form of introduction for early childhood education for children aged 0-5 years of age.
By running the Crèche in Warruwi, WARC already has established knowledge and experience in running a crèche in the region, and took the opportunity to apply for management of the Minjilang facility.
In doing so, it has guaranteed that the Minjilang Crèche will continue to operate for a long time to come; and with recent changes to the National Childcare Framework, the facility has now been brought in line with the national transition.
WARC Manager Community Services - Head of Division Adrian McCann said there is an element of celebration in the community following the changeover.
“By taking over the Crèche, there is a lot of confidence that the facility will continue to operate in the future,” he said.
“The change also allows Council to deliver a full-breadth of early childhood education in the community and it’s our contribution to general family wellbeing in the region. The Crèche looks forward to continuing to work with the school.”
Adrian also welcomes the three new staff members to the organisation who were rehired from the previous provider of the Crèche.
Minjilang Crèche staff member Belina Dos Santos said parents in the community are very happy that Council have taken over the Crèche.
“The Crèche is important for children to learn the foundations before they go to preschool. The parents are very happy and were giving thanks around the community,” Belina said.
A community barbecue was also held recently to give parents and community members the opportunity to learn about the new changes. 
All current and new parents/carers are encouraged to visit the Crèche to learn more about the changeover or to register their children.