10 December 2018
The City of Kwinana has celebrated 30 years of the Bright Futures Children's Service.
The celebration was an opportunity to acknowledge the service for their contribution to the local community and surrounding suburbs, including Rockingham, Port Kennedy, Safety Bay, Mandurah and Baldivis.
Mayor Carol Adams said that the celebration was well deserved for the highly regarded service.
"Bright Futures has proven over the 30 years to be a leader in the industry and an important service for families in the Kwinana area and surrounding suburbs," Mayor Adams said.
Bright Futures Children's Services commenced in 1988. The service offers family day care and in-home child care for children 0 – 12 years and the Moorditj Kulungar 'My Time Program' for local indigenous families.
The service is also well-regarded in national circles, having been named the 2018 Excellence in Family Day Care Service of the Year for Western Australia and South Australia. This is the second time they have won the award and manager of the service, Andrea Harold, is very proud of the team she leads.
"Our amazing in-house staff and hard-working educators provide families with excellent education and care every day," Ms Harold said.
"Their hard work and dedication means we have high quality care options available to parents and helps us raise the profile of family day care across the community," she said.
Mayor Adams and City of Kwinana CEO Joanne Abbiss were present during the presentation of awards to educators and staff, including acknowledgement for long service. Deirdre McIlroy was recognised for 30 years of membership of the service and Dianne Stronach for 25 years of employment with the service.