Northern Beaches Council adopts Children’s Services strategy following endorsement

Northern Beaches Council adopts Children’s Services strategy following endorsement

by Freya Lucas

June 14, 2021

The Northern Beaches Council has adopted a Children’s Services strategy, following endorsement at a recent Council meeting.

 

The Strategy has been developed to guide the delivery of education and care services for children and families in the community, and received strong support during community consultation in early 2020, Mayor Michael Regan said.  

 

“Council is committed to providing quality affordable education and care services that support families and children,” he explained.

 

“We recognise the role local government has to play in meeting the needs of children with additional needs, as well as playing a key role in supporting low income, disadvantaged or vulnerable families in our community.”

 

Underpinning the strategy is the firm belief of the Council that focused, high-quality preschool education and care reduces the effects of social disadvantage, develops children’s social competency and emotional health, and prepares them for a successful transition to school, he added.

 

“Research over several decades has demonstrated the positive social impacts of early education and care.”

 

“This Strategy will provide clear direction for Council to deliver effective Children’s Services operations, focus areas, strategic actions and capital expenditure into the future.”

 

To read the Strategy please see here

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