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Dalwallinu Clubhouse ELC Joins REED

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Dalwallinu Clubhouse Early Learning Centre (ELC) has become the latest Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Centre to join the Regional Early Education and Development Inc (REED).  

This addition follows on from Child Care Centres in Corrigin, Merredin, Brookton, Yilgarn, Wundowie and Bruce Rock which have all joined the not-for-profit service in the past seven months.  

REED offers a new cluster model of management to provide ECEC services across the Wheatbelt, working to reduce the burden on local Committees and Shires to provide these vital community services.

The 19 place Centre located at 67-69 McNeil Street, Dalwallinu was opened 10 years ago.  The two full time, and three casual staff employed at the Centre will all be joining the REED team as of today.  The Centre will now be known as REED Dalwallinu.

Pauline Mitchell, President of the parent run committee at Dalwallinu Clubhouse ELC said that ‘it has been a year in the making and everyone is excited. Merging with REED means a massive weight off the parents shoulders in Dalwallinu. Our centre was started 10 years ago by a small group of dedicated parents that felt the need was high for a Daycare centre. Over time as everyone has become busier we have lost committee and staff members. REED will be able to provide this service to our town for the many years to come and I know they will work closely with the community to keep this centre running. I want to thank all past and present Committee and Staff for the years of dedicated service they have provided and look forward to what REED has planned for Dalwallinu Early Learning Centre.’

REED was officially launched by Minister Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services in Narrogin in March 2018. The State Government and Lotterywest have funded REED in the establishment phase.  The head office is located in Narrogin and REED Cluster Managers service South, East and West locations in the Wheatbelt.

Over the next 18 months, additional Wheatbelt ECEC services in towns are expected to merge with REED.