Parents and the community are often unaware of the difference between commercial (for-profit) and community owned (not-for-profit) children's services.
Community owned children's services are owned by parents committees, community groups or organisations, rather than by individuals. They are run on a not for profit, break-even basis by voluntary parent and community committees of management, local government, church groups or tertiary institutions. Any operating surplus is directed back to the service. There are no owners, directors or shareholders requiring a financial return on an investment.
Community ownership and community owned services are fundamental to the development of a civil society and the maintenance of the highest quality, community shaped care.
Community owned services are unique because;
Parents Influence Decision Making
- Parents have input into decisions and policies that affect the care and education of their children.
- Parents influence the financial management decisions to ensure that all resources are used to maintain quality.
Quality is Assured
- Quality care is provided beyond regulations.
- Ongoing training and development is provided to staff to assure quality.
- All families from the community have access to the service.
- Parents facing difficulties have direct access to other services in the community.
- Provides opportunities for informal and formal links with the community.
When looking for a child care service - Choose Community Owned!
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