Junee Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) will remain operational thanks to a huge community effort and advocacy by Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke MP.
Ms Cooke and Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell MLC today visited the new site of Junee Out of School Hours Care, now operating out of Junee Public School.
“This service had to move from its previous home at St Joseph’s Primary due to construction currently being undertaken at the school,” Ms Cooke said.
“The fantastic news is it’s now being run as a Not-For-Profit by the hardworking girls at the Junee Community Centre with its former operator Samantha Bampton.
“We had limited time to make sure all the correct paperwork and approvals were processed for this change, and I’m so grateful to Minister Mitchell and her staff for their understanding and assistance in assuring this service stayed in the community of Junee,” she added.
Forty eight students are currently attending Vacation Care at the school, with the move ensuring students can remain in the community.
“Steph was instrumental in pushing this cause forward and ensuring we didn’t lose this great community asset in our small town,” Amy Murphy, Community Centre Manager said.
“I know all the parents and students are incredibly grateful and we’re thrilled to be embarking on this new journey in delivering OOSH.”
Enrolments for 2019 are currently being taken. Please contact OOSH Coordinator Sam via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0427 468 197.