A Celebration of Community Spirit

It’s been a tough start to 2022 for many childcare centres. Between COVID-19 and the floods, many childcare centres have struggled to keep their doors open for local families who rely on their services.

However, last month some local educators held a special morning tea to say a special thanks to families whose compassion and support has helped them triumph in the face of adversity.

The team at C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre, Arana Hills were past the impact of COVID-19, then came the floods! Eight out of the centre’s ten rooms affected by water damage, leaving not only a huge clean-up but also a strong need for emotional support for the children and their families. 

Childcare Eductors, together with kitchen staff, hosted a special breakfast this week, attended by local Councillor Matt Constance, to say ‘thank you’ to the local community for their kindness and ongoing support.

Centre Director, Peta Bartlett, said while the team’s main priority has been supporting the children, encouraging their resilience and nurturing their ideas and understanding of the world around them, it was the families who pulled together alongside them to display an elite model of community spirit. 

‘We are so proud of the strong, rich community relationships we have at C&K Arlington Drive and are very grateful for the kindness and understanding families have shown through the challenges of the past few months,’ said Ms Bartlett.

‘How we respond to situations like these is so important, and I believe together our educators and families have promoted a culture of partnership and kindness that models strong and powerful leadership for our future generation,’ she said.

As you can see from the images on the right, the event was a huge success with lots of smiling faces present!


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