Service fills need for busy parents

Hannelore HepburnHarvey-Waroona Reporter

PARENTS are embracing the first after school care service available in Brunswick which started in February.

Mini Academics founder, Emily Fleay is satisfied her enterprise, which operates at the Brunswick Community Resource Centre, fills a need for working parents.

Ms Fleay, a qualified early childhood educator, is running a family day care through Nature Alliance Family Day Care and started the out-of-school care program when she realised some parents were struggling to find care for their children after school and before they could pick them up on their way home from work.

“When my son started kindy at St Michael’s, a discussion with principal Phil Rossiter led to the idea to start Mini Academics,” Ms Fleay said.

“It had always been on my mind as my son Cooper would soon go to school full-time.

“Operating at the resource centre is perfect as they close at 3pm when I start.

“It is great and I very much enjoy looking after kids from kindy to year 7.”

Ms Fleay said her young clients came from St Michael’s, Brunswick and River Valley primary schools and she was licensed to look after up to seven children.

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