The Centre is registered with the Mount Isa City Council. The Council, as well as the Department of Child Safety, enforces regulations relating to our building, its facilities and health aspects. Inspections can be made at any time. The local Fire Department also makes regular inspections.
If you are interested in joining the Management Committee please feel free to speak to the Director of the Centre for further information.
All family members are welcome to visit the centre at any time. Your input and involvement within the centre is appreciated.
The Mount Isa Day Nursery and Kindergarten Inc. is a non-profit organisation, whose income is derived mainly from fees charged to parents and Childcare Assistance subsidies to parents.
The Nursery was originally a child-minding centre provided by Mount Isa Mines Limited. It opened its present building in 1972, still under the guiding influence of Mount Isa Mines. In the following years, M.I.M gradually relinquished all interest in the centre and in 1973 it became a public facility regulated via the Associations Incorporations Act 1981 and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999.
The Mount Isa Day Nursery and Kindergarten Inc. is managed by a Management Committee, elected by the Parents. The Management Committee is responsible for the management of the Centre and its finances. The Director is the Officer in Charge of the centre and is responsible for the day to day running of the centre and the management of staff. The Annual General Meeting is held in July of each year.
The Management committee is made up of a small group of volunteer parents. Each year we elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The management committee is responsible for the administration of the centre. The committee is elected at the annual general meeting each year. Parent/management meetings are held monthly with prior noticed displayed in the foyer. All parents are encouraged to come and join the committee.
As we are a community-based centre parent/staff participation is essential in fundraising activities. The money raised through fundraising is used for purchasing new equipment and resources for the centre and Building repairs. If you have any great ideas about fundraising, please don’t hesitate to bring your ideas forward.
We recognise staff as our greatest asset. We employ staff with a range of qualifications, skills and experience. We make every effort to recruit and retain the best possible early childhood staff to care for and educate your child.
Our team of staff work in partnership with families to provide a service that meets the needs of the children, parents and the teaching team.
All Group Leaders and Assistants employed at the Centre must possess or be enrolled in the Certificate III of Children’s Services or the Diploma of Children’s Services. New employees must commence their studies on commencement of employment.
Our list include
- 1 x Director/Nominated
- 1x Assistant Director
- 1x Teacher
- 4 x Fulltime Group Leaders
- 8 x Fulltime Childcare Assistants
- 2 x Centre Float
- 2 x Permanent Part-Time Support
- 1 x Permanent Part-Time Cook
- 1 x Permanent Part-Time
Families can come into the centre directly and fill out a waiting list application form, or if you are from out of town, we can fax or email an application to you.