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Early Years Committees

What Council wants for children and families in Knox, what we are working towards (Council's vision) can be found here in the Municipal Early Years Plan

Early Years Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Early Years Advisory Committee (the Committee) is to provide advice to Council on the implementation of the Municipal Early Years Plan 2011-15 and emerging issues affecting families and young children within the City of Knox.

Find out more about the Early Years Advisory Committee

Preschool Cluster Management is changing soon

The State Government has announced significant changes to the role of Council as an Early Years Management (EYM) organisation and Approved Provider of our 29 Preschool locations in relation to how Council works and engages volunteer Preschool Committees.

Committees have made a great contribution to Preschools in Knox. We have engaged with parents and carers, committee representatives and staff of preschool-aged children to understand how parents/carers could be involved in Preschools in the future.

From early 2019, committees in cluster-managed preschools will no longer be responsible for tasks such as managing funding and applying for grants, purchasing equipment, supporting playground development, paying the bills and maintaining the gardens. These will become the role of Council.

There will still be many ways for parents to be involved with their child's preschool experience. We have really valued the feedback we have received from parent focus groups and the online survey, as well as staff focus groups and the associated survey.

Your input will be considered with the research presented to Council as part of the project to transition Council's Preschools to the Early Years Management framework from 2019.

For More Information

View the Changes to Preschool Cluster Management (PDF) or email early.years@knox.vic.gov.au.

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