The Range Children’s Centre is a community run child care centre and kindergarten, in the inner Western Suburbs of Victoria, Australia.
The Range offers educational programs, in a nurturing, respectful environment. Children from as young as 6 weeks of age are cared for at The Range Children’s Centre, through to children up to school age. Families are also able to participate in sessional kindergarten programs, for both 3 & 4 year olds.
The Range Children’s Centre has been operating since September 1996. Currently there are 220 families utilizing the service. The Range has a reputation for delivering high quality service to families, with over 200 families on our waitlist needing care in the future. The service has had outstanding results through the National Quality Framework service along with a long and favourable history with the Department Of Human Services.
The Centre is managed by a group of volunteer parents and community members who determine policies, procedures and best practice. This is in consultation with staff and outside resources. All voting members of the Committee of Management work on a volunteer basis. Some members spend up to 30 hours a week, working through projects and being strong advocates for early childhood education.
The families that utilise the service are diverse in culture, values, beliefs and socio-economic background. All are made welcome and are encouraged to actively partake in the daily program with their children. Often families are asked to voice their opinion and offer opportunities for evaluating the program effectiveness. There are also opportunities for families to participate in information programs, such as ‘Behaviour & Guidance Techniques’, ‘First Aid, in the home’ etc.
The Range Children’s Centre has remained financially viable since its opening and is financially audited each year.The Range is a not-for-profit organisation which welcomes support from outside resources. Any support would be advertised throughout the centre on posters and in newsletters.
Meeting Dates for 2020
- 18th February 2020
- 17th March 2020
- 21st April 2020
- 19th May 2020
- 16th June 2020
- 21st July 2020
- 18th August 2020
- 15th September 2020
- Annual General Meeting Tuesday 20th October 2020
- 17th November 2020
- 15th December 2020
Meeting Minutes 2019
Annual General Meetings
Committee Members 2019/2020
|Kelly||General Member (Kindergarten Consultative Representative)|