Flexible care through casualised days
Families of children at Bright Stars Early Learning Centre include healthcare professionals, tradespeople and others who, because of their irregular shifts, have a need for more flexible education and care options. The service is aware of this because they hear it from the parents and carers enrolled at their service. They have also surveyed the local community and identified the unmet need.
Bright Stars ELC plans to apply use Flexible Initiative Trial funding to implement a casualised day approach that will allow families to customise care hours to suit their changing schedules.
The team designs a plan to invest in rostering software, recruit and engage a new educator and administrative staff, provide training and development, and implement and promote the new approach to local families. The trial program offering will run for a 12-month period to ensure the offering is sustainable and fit for purpose.
|Educator: 1 x full-time equivalent diploma educator per day (ongoing)||$74,880|
|Admin: 0.25 x full-time equivalent of a director as backfill (temporary)||$20,280|
|Training: 0.5 x full-time equivalent of a director as backfill for 1 week – staff cost cover on-floor (temporary cost)||$780
|Training: 1 x full-time equivalent of a director as backfill for 1 week (temporary)||$1,560|
|Software setup: 1 x full-time equivalent of a director as backfill for 1 week (temporary)||$1,560|
|Software setup: Membership $230 / month (ongoing)||$2,760|