Family Day Care past and present educators and staff have reunited to celebrate 40 years of service in the City of Whittlesea.
For the past 40 years the City of Whittlesea has offered a Family Day Care service for families in the City of Whittlesea.
The program started in the City of Whittlesea with 15 children; it has now expanded with 25 educators and 193 children registered.
Educators and staff recently joined together to celebrate everyone’s participation and contribution to the Family Day Care service.
City of Whittlesea Family Day Care Coordinator Support Officer Judy McIntrye was applauded for 27 years of service while Dot Green, who was one of the original carers, retiring after 20 years of service, was also celebrated.
Mayor Kris Pavlidis said it was a great achievement in local government to have consistently offered a local Family Day Care and education option.
“Family day care offers early education and care in a nurturing, natural and flexible home learning environment for children from birth to 12 years,” Cr Pavlidis said.
“The caring of children is a precious privilege. Strong bonds can be developed between educators, children and their families when children are cared for in a small group environment”.