All eyes on centre as it marks a change
It’s party time at the Harvey Community Play and Learning Centre to celebrate a new name for a town stalwart.
The Harvey Occasional Childcare Centre has moved from an occasional care model to a full day care funding model and staff decided the name needed an upgrade as well.
“After 29 years of offering occasional care, we have changed our centre to a long day care model,” centre manager Rena Curulli said.
“We made the change to better meet the needs of our community with flexible casual sessions.”
The centre will remain a community-based not-for-profit organisation, but staff have extended the opening hours from 6.30am to 6pm, 50 weeks of the year.
“Our name reflects our philosophy ‘let my playing be my learning and my learning be my playing’,” Mrs Curulli said.
To celebrate the changes the centre is holding a disco on Friday afternoon, offering two sessions for little ones to get out on the dance floor and show their best moves to their friends and families.
The first session for 0-4-year-olds is from 5pm-6pm, with another session for 5-8-year-olds from 6pm-7pm.
Entry includes a sausage sizzle and a drink. Activities will include face painting, temporary tattoos and a photo booth.
All proceeds from the disco will be donated to Telethon.
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