Baw Baw Shire recognises Family and Children Services Team for their ongoing work
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Baw Baw Shire recognises Family and Children Services Team for their ongoing work

by Freya Lucas

March 14, 2023

Baw Baw Shire Council’s renowned Family and Children Services Team has been recognised for their invaluable and ongoing work in developing programs and initiatives to support early years development for children and families in Baw Baw Shire.  


A recent progress update on Baw Baw Shire Council’s Municipal Early Years Plan outlined a series of notable achievements over the course of the 2022, which includes:  


  • Partnering with local early years educators to deliver the Paint the Town REaD initiative. The free expo was provided for families and carers in Baw Baw Shire to explore fun and interactive activities that support literacy development in children.  

  • Welcoming the opening of a new kindergarten space at Drouin West Primary School. A project that was delivered in partnership with the Victorian School Building Authority, the new facility provides 132 new kinder spaces to accommodate the growing number of families in Baw Baw Shire.  

  • Developing the ‘When We Go’ booklet as part of the TAC’s road safety inquiry project. Produced in conjunction with local educators and families, the book provides information to children, families, and communities around local road safety issues. 

  • Hosted the Children’s Expo in line with Children’s Week. The free event provided interactive games, sensory activities, and story time sessions to encourage play and learning development. The Expo also informed residents of the services available to them including kindergartens, family day care, immunisation sessions, and maternal and child health care services.    


“It is wonderful to see all the progress and achievements that have been made across the early years’ services in one year alone,” said Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe.  


“Well done to our Family and Children’s Services team for their outstanding work in continuously supporting and empowering our young children and families within the Shire.”  


Cr Joe Gauci, who is a member of the Early Years Advisory Committee, said the committee is “so pleased to see the work that had been done behind the scenes to help deliver this crucial action plan,” sending a big congratulations to all those involved.  


“We look forward to playing a role in shaping the new Baw Baw Early Years Infrastructure Plan and how this will look for the future of our growing Shire,” he added.  


Image: Shelley, Sam, Julie, Carolynne and Leanne from Council’ Family and Children’s Services team. 

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