STOP the Expression of Interest for management of our kinders and give the PARENTS a VOICE

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Expressions of Interest were put out to manage our Kindergartens within Cardinia Shire Council with NO CONSULTATION and NO NOTIFICATION to the families at the centres. We have historically been the decision makers for our children and their education, including deciding on the Early Years Manager for our centre.

In the policies framework for Early Years Management taken from the Department of Education site,  it states that:

"EYM is built on a four-way partnership, where partners work together to deliver quality early education experiences for all children. These partners are: families, EYM organisations, local government, the department."  p19

"Families have input into the future planning of the service"p21

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/childhood/providers/edcare/EYMPolicyFramework.pdf

I believe this EOI has not allowed families to have input into the future planning of the service as per the policies provided by the Department of Education.The council have not provided a platform for parents to be involved. This process needs to be more transparent and DISCUSSED with the families at the centres.

 I am demanding that this tender process is ceased and that council meet with the families of EVERY centre involved to ensure that they are representing the needs of our community.

Please sign this petition and WRITE to your local councillors and MPs. They have an obligation to represent your voice. Tell them that the Expression of Interest for the Early Years Management in Cardinia Shire needs to be STOPPED and that Council need to meet with EVERY centre and allow them to have a voice throughout this process.



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