Transcript of statement from Parliamentary member for the Liberal Party of Australia, Eleni Petinos: Community Recognition Statement re: Honeybears Early Learning Centre

Ms ELENI PETINOS (Miranda) [5.03 p.m.]: On Friday 23 October 2015, the Minister for Early Childhood Education, the Hon. Leslie Williams, and I visited the Honeybears Early Learning Centre in Sylvania. The centre has received $9,900 through a New South Wales Government initiative. Honeybears is a purpose-built architecturally designed learning centre that opened in February 2007. It is licensed to care for 39 children aged from two to six years and is open between 7.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. for 50 weeks of the year. The centre has a proven record of providing a nurturing, happy and stimulating environment for all children.

I commend the wonderful staff for achieving a rating exceeding the national quality standard. Maintaining such a high standard of service delivery in early childhood education is no simple task. I pay tribute to the Honeybears team for their diligence and dedication in ensuring that children at their centre are receiving high-quality care and education. I acknowledge the centre director Joanne Pasas, the manager Jodie Edwards, and the friendly staff members Laura Crompton, Jane Slachova and Vanessa Robinson. I thank them for their commitment to so many local families.

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Honeybears has initiated the Sutherland Shire Child Care Co-operative. This initiative aims to allow other long day care centres in the Sutherland Shire to meet bi-monthly to discuss relevant topics of interest.

We have had a great response to this new initiative with 15 long day care centres expressing their interest. If any other centres within our community would like to participate in these meetings please send an expression of interest to