Many volunteer Parent Management Committees are finding that the time commitment, pressure and increased legal, financial and regulatory demands of running a kindergarten service are too great. Anecdotal evidence suggests management committees are finding it challenging to recruit parents to volunteer their time and skills necessary to operate what is, in effect, a complex small business.
Becoming a Branch service helps ease this burden, significantly reduces risk and provides increased benefits to parents, staff and most importantly the children.
When a service becomes a branch, C&K as the licensee becomes responsible for:
Staff management including recruitment, performance management, professional development and payroll
plus much, much more
Benefits for staff
C&K becomes the employer of staff at the service and accrued entitlements (e.g. 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, a key component to the success of the C&K Building waterfalls curriculum delivery. Parent involvement with their child’s branch service is expected and encouraged as part of community involvement.
To learn more about becoming a C&K branch service including membership benefits and frequently asked questions please download the brochure Become part of C&K or please contact us on 1800 177 092 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.