Timboon Children’s Centre has new operator in Kardinia Early Learning
Kardinia Early Learning will operate the Timboon Children’s Centre for the next three years under a new lease agreement with Corangamite Shire Council.
The service is currently operated by Sparkways, however effective 1 January 2022, Kardinia Early Learning, which also operates centres in Geelong, Warrnambool, Ballarat and Bannockburn, will take over.
The Council has been working to secure a provider through an Expressions of Interest process to ensure the centre could continue to operate, Ward Councillor Kate Makin said.
“We know that families around Timboon rely heavily on the service,” Councillor Makin said.
“Our priority was to attract a provider before the end of year so that staff and families would not be impacted, so we are thrilled that Kardinia has come on board.”
“Sparkways and Kardinia are now working together on the transition to be ready for families in 2022.
Kardinia Early Learning General Manager Sue Bunting said the team was excited to be extending its operations to Timboon after opening a Dennington campus in 2015.
“The opportunity to expand our early childhood footprint in Timboon was perfect timing,” Ms Bunting said, emphasising that Kardinia’s programs and philosophies would complement the region and its emphasis on community.
“Our programs focus on the environment as an active, living influence in children’s lives and we are excited to use the beautiful spaces at Timboon to foster wonder and curiosity for the children.”
“Working alongside Kardinia Early Learning Warrnambool, the Timboon team will have opportunities to network and grow through professional development days, conferences and a shared approach,” Ms Bunting said in closing.
To learn more about Kardinia Early Learning please see here.
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