A CHANGED CUBBY
At the end of August we closed our doors to Cubby House due to lack of numbers making it an unsustainable service.
The licence is suspended for 12 months. Obviously we do not want to wait till the end of the 12month period to decide its future as such I am writing to find out from families if they want to attend the Cubby House.
At a meeting and via many phone calls I advised families that we would review Cubby House coming into 2016. If we have the interest in the Cubby House reopening as a service we would need to employ staff and get the centre organised for January 2016.
We require 21 participants daily to
make it a viable service. Presently I have five families keen to see it re-open.
If we don’t have the numbers we need to look at other options for the building. Presently it is closed. This whole issue identified that in our community we have a higher proportion of children aged 5-12 years than 0-5 years.
The after school supports for this age group are extremely limited.
At the centre we have discussed other possible uses of the building and identified after school care, vacation and family support services are a necessity in the area and sadly lacking.
While we have not developed this further, if we do not have the numbers for Cubby House we will need to look at
alternate options. I am inviting all families who are interested to contact me as soon as possible so that decisions may be made. Please call me on 40995518 or email email@example.com
Siobhan Delgado, Port Douglas