A new computer for the Harvey Community Child Care Centre

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Nola Marino visits the Harvey Community Child Care Centre to congratulate them on recently receiving a Volunteer Grant. Rena Curulli, Nola Marino, Emma Hutchings, Rebecca Tolkaczow, Christiane Burchandt and Lauren Rowe.
Camera IconNola Marino visits the Harvey Community Child Care Centre to congratulate them on recently receiving a Volunteer Grant. Rena Curulli, Nola Marino, Emma Hutchings, Rebecca Tolkaczow, Christiane Burchandt and Lauren Rowe.

Harvey Community Child Care Centre recently received a Volunteer Grant of $5000 for new computer equipment from the Department of Social Services in Queensland.

Volunteers and students at the centre will now have better access to training whilst on site at the child care centre thanks to this funding.

Technology purchased through the grant will assist those returning to work or gaining experience in the workforce.

Harvey Occasional Child Care Centre Volunteer Chairperson Rebecca Tolkaczow said the staff at the centre have worked extremely hard to get this new technology.

“Our grants officer kindly applied for this last year and we received the good news about three weeks ago.”

“It just means that our volunteers and students will now have access to software in the work environment that they are learning about but actually utilising at the same time while the business continues to do what it does.”

Currently operating on one communal computer, Ms Tolkaczow said having additional technology will be a huge help in the non-for-profit childcare centre.

“Recently we had a young lady doing an admin course in here and when she wanted to use the computer it meant other staff members using it had to hop off.”

“Now with the extra computer students can have access to their own device and have the potential to learn more.”

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