Technology boost for centre

Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Occasional Childcare chairwoman Rebecca Tolkaczow and coordinator Rena Curulli check out the sign-in sign-out tablet with Alcoa community relations manager Tom Busher. Photo: supplied.
Camera IconHarvey Occasional Childcare chairwoman Rebecca Tolkaczow and coordinator Rena Curulli check out the sign-in sign-out tablet with Alcoa community relations manager Tom Busher. Photo: supplied.

The daily child care drop-off has become a little easier thanks to a technology boost.

Harvey Occasional Child Care was awarded money through the Alcoa Harvey Sustainability Fund last year, which the centre used to purchase the software needed to switch to the new Child Care Subsidy funding system rolled out to registered day care providers last year. The software includes signing in and out for parents, computerised accounts and management and gives parents the option of direct debit use.

Centre chairwoman Rebecca Tolkaczow said the new technology had benefited families and the centre.

“Our families have embraced the software changes and the CCS funding has provided a substantial financial relief to the majority of families.”

“More families have been able to access the centre and the software implementation has reduced administration hours for the centre.

“This means more child-focused care and, most importantly, more play.”

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