Jorgensen Park Pavilion, which was previously home to the Kalamunda Community Learning Centre and old crèche facility, is to be demolished and replaced by a new building during 2020. The old crèche will be no more.
As a temporary measure, from the beginning of 2020, the Learning Centre will be hiring rooms and playgrounds on the premises of Kalamunda Church of Christ and Kalamunda Uniting Church. These well-equipped and welcoming facilities (already used for crèche and playgroup purposes) will enable the Learning Centre to continue to support its members by providing quality childcare during this period of disruption. Please be patient as both the leaders and children settle into their new surroundings.
Children aged 8 weeks to 6 years are welcome in the “crèche”. Please note that children and babies must not be present in any Learning Centre class with parents/carers under any circumstances.
Whilst the Learning Centre is being run from temporary facilities, an exemption has been provided to allow parents and carers to attend offsite classes whilst leaving their child in the “crèche”. Use of the “crèche” is conditional upon parents/carers concurrently being enrolled in a course at the Learning Centre and being physically present in their scheduled class.
Parents enrolled in Mums and Dads’ Free Time are to remain at the same site as the “crèche” (in a separate room) for the duration of the session. Parents/ carers enrolled in offsite classes will be registered on the class role by the class secretary to ensure they are present at class while their child is in the “crèche”.
Two qualified paid leaders, Debra and Nina, run the “crèche”. Both have a first aid certificate, anaphylaxis and asthma training.
The “crèche” operates on a ratio of one staff member per four children regardless of age. Two staff are present for five or more children and the use of extra volunteers is weighted towards the busier days.
From the beginning of 2020, the “crèche” will be operating from two locations; Kalamunda Church of Christ, Mileti Road, Lesmurdie (on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning) and Kalamunda Uniting Church, Heath Road, Kalamunda (on a Tuesday morning). These venues have been booked based on previous patterns of usage. Please contact the Learning Centre if you have queries about other times.
At the “crèche”, children can interact with other children and develop social skills through play. The emphasis is on free play within safe boundaries.
Parents and Carers who are enrolled in a course full-time and are using the services of the crèche can choose to pay $5 per session OR place their names on the crèche roster to assist the professionals. It’s a lovely way to make new friends who also have the care of a young child.
Members who attend a course at the Learning Centre on a casual basis and wish to use the services of the “crèche” need to give the “crèche” staff 24 hours notice and pay $5 per session.
For more information, please download a copy of our KCLC Creche Parents Handbook.
If you are a new or existing member please download the Creche Enrolment Form and bring it with you completed to your first drop off at the “crèche”.