Welcome to Hallett Cove Community Children’s Centre
Hallett Cove Community Children’s Centre acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners of this land. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region.
Hallett Cove Community Children’s Centre is a 53 place Not for Profit Centre. We cater for children between the ages of six weeks and six years. We are licensed in accordance with the Children’s Services Act for 15 under two’s and 38 over two’s at any one time.
The Centre operates on a break-even basis. We establish the expected cost of running a high quality service, and determine the fees required to meet the expenses. At the end of the financial year, any excess funds are used to purchase new equipment or provide for maintenance and renovations.
Management of Centre
The Hallet Cove Community Children’s Centre is managed by a governing body referred to as the Governing Council.
The Governing council is responsible for the effective management of the Service. The Director is responsible for the day to day running of the Centre. Members of the Governing Council provide the service with a vast array of skills, knowledge, expertise and experiences, all in an honorary capacity. It is with this array of attributes that the Centre is able to meet the evolving needs of external stakeholders, including families, and the Centre itself.
Members are elected to the Governing Council at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in September each year. Shortly after this there is an induction to the Council that outlines the roles and responsibilities of members. It is at this training that members are made aware of their strategic, rather than day-to-day, role.
An induction manual is provided to each member. The responsibility of the members is clearly defined and articulated. Members are explained the reason for the Council and their roles as such are:
• Decision making body
• Operator of the service
• Policy maker
• Property manager
• Legal accountability
Each member is asked to sign a confidentiality agreement – the same one signed by employees, students and volunteers. This is important in that information about individual children, families, staff and management are discussed and this information needs to be kept confidential.