Experienced and nurturing care
One of the most important aspects of the Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre is our team of nurturing, experienced and passionate Educators. Our Educator-to-child ratios are above the required number, with a strong mix of qualifications in each room to ensure the highest quality of care, support and engagement.
Permanent Part-Time Educators
Management Committee Role Descriptions
Our Management Committee is important at Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre. Without the dedication of this wonderful group of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to remain open. The Educators and Staff appreciate the time
you give up each month to ensure our Centre runs to the best quality possible. We encourage all families to come along and be involved in the operations of the Centre.
The Chairperson at HVCCC provides leadership to the Management Committee and acts to ensure the effective running of management meetings and general meetings. The Chairperson ensures the effective day-to-day running of the Centre through liaising with the Director, Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Director and to make sure issues are addressed in a timely manner. The Chairperson must remain impartial when putting formal motions to the vote of the Committee. The Chairperson is to establish and enhance relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be available for staff members to approach with any concerns they may have.
The Vice Chairperson at HVCCC provides support for the Chairperson when they are unable to perform their duties as listed as well as within the Management Committee handbook. In the absence of the Chairperson the Vice Chairperson will be required to run monthly management meetings and if needed the general meetings. The Vice Chairperson is a member of the Executive Management Committee.
The Secretary of HVCCC Management Committee has the responsibility to call meetings within the terms of the constitution and prepare the agenda for such a meeting. The agenda is to be made seven days prior to meetings for the addition of agenda items. The Secretary may also be required to prepare correspondence on behalf of the Management Committee as well as to record the business undertaken by the Management Committee during its monthly and Annual General Meetings. The Secretary is responsible for distributing the minutes of the previous meeting and the agenda for the forthcoming meeting seven days prior to that meeting.
The Treasurer at HVCCC needs to have a good working knowledge of the day-to-day financial runnings of the Centre. This will enable them to prepare financial reports to present to management as well as working collaboratively with the Director on HVCCC budget. The Treasurer needs to be able to answer any relevant financial questions and to monitor bad debts; taking appropriate action to recover debts. The Treasurer is a counter signatory for checks and other bank accounts as well as to make recommendations for the appointment of a financial auditor each year.
Our Family Stream supports the Centre to provide and maintain a safe, secure and aesthetically pleasing environment and encourages families to be involved in the Centre and supports the negotiation of the curriculum by all stakeholders. The Family Stream organises different events throughout the year as well as fundraisers for Educators to purchase equipment and materials to help support children and their learning.