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OUR HISTORY

Each of the Moreland Community Child Care Centres Inc. (MCCCC) has a unique and strong identity and yet, as members of one organisation, we share the same commitment to providing a high-quality early childhood learning program.

In December 1996, the Moreland Child Care Futures Project was initiated to utilise funds made available by the Commonwealth Department of Human and Family Services to assist community-managed child care centres to plan for the removal of operational grants and changes to child care fee relief.

A commissioned report made recommendations aimed at ensuring long-term viability of community-based child care centres within the City of Moreland. One of the key recommendations made was that amalgamation be considered.

Moreland Community Child Care Project was subsequently established in August 1997 and comprised representatives from Brunswick Community Child Care Co-operative (Mitchell Street), Brunswick Turkish Child Care Co-operative (Tinning Street) and Dunstan Reserve Child Care Co-operative, who all entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate amalgamation.



The recommendation made by the Project Steering Committee was to proceed with an amalgamated structure that could:

  • promote the delivery of high quality child care services
  • be economically viable, ensuring each centre’s long term viability
  • be flexible and responsive to local community needs
  • ensure continued community and user accountability.

In 1998, each Committee of Management made the recommendation to amalgamate to their members and approval was given to take the final decision to a postal vote as required by the Co-operatives Act 1996 for the merging of the three co-operatives.

The amalgamation was endorsed and the new co-operative incorporated on 10 August 1998. In December 1998 the licenses of the three co-ops were transferred to the Moreland Community Child Care Co-operative.

In October 2012, MCCCC formally became an incorporated association so that a formal, legal structure could be put in place, and our name officially became Moreland Community Child Care Centres Inc.

Our centres rely on the involvement of parents and staff in the planning, resourcing and implementation of policy with everyone participating to maintain and improve all services.



Our logo

 

2015 marked the beginning of discussions around a rebrand for MCCCC, including a revamp of our website design and a fresh, new logo. Following many meetings and input from our Director, the Committee of Management, parents and staff, Debbie Wood (a MCCCC parent and director of Big Think Creativecreated a logo that captures the very essence of our organisation with three key words: Thought. Heart. Strength.

With colours and shapes drawn from the natural world, the new MCCCC logo reflects these values, as well as our focus on sustainability and our connection to nature and the outdoors.



 


 

 

 

Three centres, one community




Our Happy Families

One morning, our two-year-old said she was going to her ‘other house’. That really says it all: Dunstan is her home away from home, a fun place to play and learn with staff who make her feel secure and loved. We couldn't be happier.
Camille, Dunstan Reserve

Our children really enjoy the time they spend at MCCCC. I have watched them grow in confidence and make positive friendships. MCCCC offers a relaxed, educational and nurturing environment. I particularly like the increasing focus on sustainability.
Donna, Dunstan Reserve

The staff are all lovely and caring, and I feel that they genuinely enjoy being around little people and encouraging them to grow and learn. I particularly like the way the children can move throughout the different spaces at Mitchell Street, playing with educators and kids of different ages as they please.
Elena, Mitchell Street

The variety of activities for the children coupled with the community garden right next to the centre make it a great setting for developing minds. Educators take a real interest in the children and their families—with some going the extra mile to help parents, which is greatly appreciated after a long day at work.
Faranaz, Dunstan Reserve

We chose Mitchell Street because of the friendly staff and atmosphere and especially the fact that the kids are not segregated by age. As it is, we have observed her language, motor skills, empathy and independence grow by leaps and bounds, far beyond our expectations.
Katy, Mitchell Street

We are so appreciative of the wonderful care of our boys by the educators at Mitchell Street. The children enjoy a diverse range of engaging activities and it’s clear that the educators are enthusiastic and take a great amount of pride in supporting the children to participate and learn.
Mel and Ian, Mitchell Street

We've always loved how Tinning Street feels more like a home than a child care centre. Our eldest went to school very happily after the great early learning foundation he received at the centre and our youngest is on track for the same! The carers are wonderful and attentive. We don't know what we’d do without them!
Michelle, Tinning Street

Both of my daughters have attended Mitchell Street and loved it there. When my second daughter started, the family grouping allowed my older daughter to be with her as she was adjusting to the new space. It was good peace of mind to know that they had each other during the day whilst I was working.
Nadia, Mitchell Street

We had complete confidence in sending our son to Mitchell Street from the moment we entered the building. He is a respected and loved member of the Mitchell Street family and receives personalised care from a very familiar group of professional carers. We will not hesitate in enrolling our next child and recommend Mitchell Street to our friends.
Rebecca, Mitchell Street

As a new mum of ethnic background, child care was culturally considered a last resort. I feel very grateful for the path that life pushed me towards. From the educators to kitchen staff, management to kinder teachers, we have been blessed with amazing people. There was nothing I asked for that couldn’t be done.
Rose, Tinning Street

The kinder program is frequently the starting point for fascinating discussions at home with my four-year-old son. He is challenged to think about the world in new ways and is excited to share his learning with us. I am so grateful he has a nurturing and supportive environment to develop his social skills and build confidence.
Sarah, Tinning Street

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