8th Sep 2016

Improvements in Childcare

Congress’ Ampe Kenhe Apmere Childcare on Gap Rd in Alice Springs has undergone considerable change following the completion and implementation of an evidence-based Early Years Improvement Plan developed by Congress and the University of Melbourne in 2015.

Significant investment has been made to strengthen the childcare’s educational program, staff recruitment and development, and in integrating Congress health programs to provide children with access to comprehensive health care to support the learning, developmental and physical health domains.

Concurrent funding from the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has also enabled an upgrade of the building and surrounds further supporting a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment to meet the learning and development needs of all children.

As a result of the improvements, the service is now in line with National Quality Standards and Aboriginal families are now able to claim child care benefits.

Congress Child & Family Service Manager, Dawn Ross says, “the updates to our educational program ensure that we are implementing evidence-based practices while providing a culturally appropriate service that is responsive to the needs of the children".

Congress Childcare staff extend their thanks to all parents and carers for their patience during the improvement works.

Contact Tuki Mutami, Congress Childcare Manager for enrolment information, including fees and available places on childcare.manager@caac.org.au or 8951 4499.