So what does a “Parent-Run” Kinder actually mean?
Canterbury & District Pre-School Is A Non-Profit Organisation, and relies on volunteer parental involvement to keep the kinder running smoothly! Since we opened over 50 years ago, we are still run and operated by the families who attend our kinder each year.
We have a committee of management elected by the families, and this committee does pretty much everything! We employ staff, tackle problems, track enrolments, and deal with grants, fundraising, maintenance and safety. And importantly, it means that families feel real ownership over how our kinder operates, and allows each & every family a very real say in the environment their child is in.
But don’t worry – this is not as a scary as it sounds! Roles covering Social Club, Human Resources, Maintenance, Marketing & PR, OH&S, through to the President & Vice President are available, and if you are feeling motivated, it is a great way to leverage your professional skills, or have a go a something you may be interested in!
Importantly, there is no obligation to take part, but it is nice to know that fellow parents are driving the agenda for our kinder.