CSCCC has recently undergone extensive yard upgrades which were completed in December 2019.
Our large nature play space provides children with the opportunity to engage in play which encourages both their imagination and creativity.
Both yards have an abundance of space, established trees, large sandpits and grass areas, plus water play areas which offer a flexible learning space.
CSCCC was established in the 1980’s relocated to its current site in 1997.
We employ approximately 30 staff members, and have a high retention rate.
As a not-for-profit community-based centre, our priority is the needs of our children and families. All surplus funds are invested back into the centre to directly benefit the children.
We have created natural and sustainable spaces where the environment is able to change and develop with the children. The educators at Conyngham Street Community Children’s Centre understand the importance of a challenging environment, allowing children to assess risk, use real tools, explore heights, move fast, delight in hiding and engage with natural materials.
Tessa Carey is Director of CSCCC and has been employed by the centre for 22 years. She has been the Director since 2016 and prior to this role was the Assistant Director for 4 years, Team Leader for 6 years and also had some time off when she had her 2 children.
It is the role of Director to manage the day to day running of the Centre, oversee programs, training and lead quality improvement, as well as liaise with external agencies, review policies and procedures, among many other tasks.
Sheryl Leatch is the Assistant Director, and has been in this role since 2014. She has been employed here since 2011, and has almost 20 years’ experience working in childcare centres. Sheryl was the Team Leader of the Infants Room for 4 years, and prior to working in childcare centres, Sheryl ran her own Family Day Care from home.
It is the role of Assistant Director to support the Director, and to step into the Director’s role when required. The Assistant Director is predominately responsible for rostering of staff, maintaining centre paperwork, works in each room when needed, and fills in the admin role when necessary.
The Centre is a community-based childcare centre, and the Governing Committee is responsible for the overall running of the Centre. The Committee comprises of parents, the Director, and a staff representative. All parents are able to nominate for a position on the Governing Committee. A vote then takes place at the AGM to fill available positions.
In 2015, we were assessed as Meeting all NQS Quality Areas.