Change for local pre-school management set-up
ADMINISTRATION of the Myrtleford Preschool will transfer to Alpine Children’s Services (ACS) following a recent unanimous decision by the kinder’s committee.
The move was driven by the increasing legal and regulatory responsibilities and workload of the existing preschool committee and was confirmed by Alpine Children’s Services general manager Jenny Griffiths last week.
A decrease in volunteer availability and the burden that manage- ment functions and responsibilities placed on the helpers also contributed to the decision to hand the preschool over to the not-for-profit community organisation.
Myrtleford Preschool president Kate Vescio said the committee wanted to be “just parents”.
“We came together and decided it was something that would be worthwhile, we want to be able to come in and enjoy all the fun stuff that goes with preschool like coming in and seeing how your kids are going instead of basically running a business,” she said.
“It would take half a year to really get your head around all the administrative stuff that happens and then before you know it there’s another committee coming in.
“It also makes sense as a parent to be able to have everything all in the one place.”
A decision regarding the makeup of the kindergarten and childcare program ahead of the official transfer in January 2019 is yet to be made.
All changes to the centre’s structure will be in effect by the beginning of term one next year.