Become a C&K Branch centre
Many volunteer Parent Management Committees are finding that the time commitment, pressure and increased legal, financial and regulatory demands of running a kindergarten are too great. Anecdotal evidence suggests management committees are finding it challenging to recruit parents to volunteer the time and skills necessary to operate what is, in effect, a complex small business.
Becoming a Branch centre helps ease this burden, significantly reducing risk and providing increased benefits to parents, staff and most importantly the children.
When a centre becomes a branch, C&K as the licensee becomes responsible for:
Staff management, including recruitment, performance management, professional development, and payroll
Benefits for staff
C&K becomes the employer of staff at your centre and accrued entitlements (eg. sick leave, annual leave and long service leave) are transferred to C&K, ensuring continuity for staff. Favourable employment conditions, ongoing professional development, career progression opportunities, portability of service and secure staff entitlements ensure a smooth transition.
Benefits for children, parents, and community
Children benefit as staff and parents are able to focus on the educational program, ensuring the successful delivery of Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. Parent involvement will continue to be expected and encouraged as part of community involvement.
Next Steps to become a C&K Branch Centre
Please review our FAQs for more information about becoming a C&K branch centre.
Alternatively, you can initiate an application to become a C&K branch centre by completing an application form here.