Statement - Community Early Years Childcare and Kinder at Chiltern

Published on 13 November 2019

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We’re working to allay the concerns of families who use the Community Early Years Childcare Centre and Kinder at Chiltern following the decision by the Albury Wodonga Community College to withdraw from the service at the end of 2020. 

Mayor, Cr Jenny O’Connor says the provision of quality and consistent childcare is hugely important to the community and she has moved to assure affected families that Council will be working with families, AWCC and all levels of government to find an alternative childcare provider in Chiltern.

The AWCC has announced it will withdraw from the service in December 2020.

Cr O’Connor says the commitment from the college to provide childcare services for another 12 months is greatly appreciated and means that families and staff will have some time to plan and allow for a smooth transition to a new provider.

“We understand and acknowledge the concern from the community and we want to assure families that we’ll do everything we can to identify alternative childcare providers for Chiltern,” Cr O’Connor said.

Indigo Shire Council staff will meet with any families or interested community members on Tuesday, 19 November:

  • 2 - 3.30pm at the Kindergarten

  • 3.30 - 5.30pm at the Childcare Centre

Families concerned about the change are encouraged to speak with Council’s Director Community and Economic Development, Mark Florence on 0407 529 770.