Have your say on day care

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Judy Ryan

The Jer­ilderie Preschool Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of op­er­at­ing a long day care cen­tre, in ad­di­tion to the ex­ist­ing preschool pro­gram.

It would be nec­es­sary to ob­tain suit­able land and build a pur­pose-built cen­tre to cater for chil­dren up to school age.

This would in­cor­po­rate the preschool and long day care, if that turns out to be what peo­ple want.

A ques­tion­naire has been sent out to as­cer­tain whether long day care is re­quired in our com­mu­nity.

It is nec­es­sary to con­sider needs cur­rently and into the fu­ture — up to 2025.

A fee struc­ture is yet to be de­ter­mined. It is an­tic­i­pated the ser­vice would op­er­ate five days a week.

Com­pleted ques­tion­naires should be sub­mit­ted by Fri­day, Jan­uary 6, 2017. Email it to jer­[email protected]­pond.com or leave copy at the preschool, in the let­ter­box on the ve­ran­dah.

Any­one re­quir­ing a copy of the ques­tion­naire can email the above ad­dress, or phone Ca­rina Ro­rato on 0408 699 397.

A public meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Jan­uary 9. from 7pm in the Jer­ilderie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to dis­cuss re­sults, and ad­dress ques­tions and con­cerns.

All mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are in­vited to at­tend.

There were lots of fam­ily gath­er­ings and cel­e­bra­tions over the Christ­mas sea­son, with shared fine food and re­fresh­ments, and the op­por­tu­nity for re­new­ing ac­quain­tances and friend­ships.

Have a safe and happy New Year, and good health and con­tent­ment for 2017. And for a lit­tle trivia. On Satur­day, De­cem­ber 31 it will have been 40 years since Jer­ilderie Apex Club ran its first Art Union.

The prizes in­cluded a Cessna Air­craft, a Holden To­rana, and an Opal Pen­dant.

The Art Union went on to be a great suc­cess rais­ing the best part of $1 mil­lion for Jer­ilderie de­vel­op­ments, with eight Ken­worth trucks be­ing the ma­jor prizes of­fered in seven sell-out Art Unions.

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