Short-term (by June 2024)

ACTION 5 – CHILDCARE ALLIANCE

This forms part of the Central Highlands Workforce Development and Accommodation Strategy.

CHDC to engage with and develop business case to expand the Childcare Leadership Alliance (CLA) into the Central Highlands region with focus on Blackwater as the first priority area.

CLA to be formally invited to address the WAC at its first meeting in June 2024.

The WAC with the CLA would be utilised to investigate whether additional centres are needed, where and how they should be developed.

◼ TIMEFRAME: CLA discussions to commence by 1 June 2024. Business Case to be finalised by 1 September 2024.

PROGRESS REPORT

  A meeting with Astute, CLA’s Executive Management, took place on May 1st, 2024 to begin conversations around collaboration opportunities for the Central Highlands region.

CHDC CEO Peter Dowling (centre) with Melissa Comerford and Kylie Dawson from Astute Early Years Specialists.
WDAS – Summary
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