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Our Management Team

Cooloon was opened in February 1986; after initial sponsorship by Tweed Shire Council and is a community-based non-profit making organisation.  This means that all profits go back to the centre to provide resources for the children. Cooloon is a member of CCSA (Community Connections Services Australia) who help to support us by giving specialist knowledge in early childhood education and care – focusing on governance, management, compliance, business support and workplace relations.

 

The Centre is accountable to the Department of Education and Training, (Australian Government) through the provision of Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Cash Rebate (CCR) to families and participation in the Assessment and Ratings system and is licensed to operate by the NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate Department of Education and Communities, who provide some funding.

The strategic direction of the centre is in the hands of a Management Committee, which is elected annually from the parent body and interested community members. 

 

Their tasks include:

  • Developing the Strategic Direction

  • Developing the policies for the centre,

  • Managing the finances and employing staff. 

 

All parents are invited to stand for this committee and/or attend regular committee meetings. Childcare is available for these meetings as they are held in the evenings. Parent input is important for the centre and for your child.

Current Committee Members

Vanessa Dawson

 President

Joined 03/2018

Caitlin Powell

Secretary

Joined 03/2018

Indiah Fleming

Public Officer

Joined 03/2018

Lauren Thompson

Committee Member

Joined 04/2022

Ben Osbourne

Committee Member

Joined 03/2020

Mikaela Norvill 

Committee Member

Joined 03/2021

Rachael Rowse

Committee Member

Joined 04/2022

Yasmin Frank

Committee Member

Joined 04/2022

Carrie Lollback

Committee Member

Joined 04/2022

Adrianne Warren

Vise  President

Joined 05/2020

Nathan Wilson

Treasurer

Joined 02/2016

Anna Richardson

Committee Member

Joined 03/2020

Danny Hill

Committee Member

Joined 03/2020

Neil Lollback

Committee Member

Joined 03/2021

Kelly Dawney

Committee Member

Joined 03/2021

Krystal Tucker

Committee Member

Joined 04/2022

Tegan Munro

Committee Member

Joined 04/2022