Child Care on Wheels (CCOWS)
The model of mobile child care was introduced to meet some of the needs of children and families in the district (a traditional child care centre would not have been a viable proposition). The mobile model is an innovative way of responding to the need for children's services in rural and remote areas.
Long day child care is provided at existing premises at Robe, Kangaroo Inn and Beachport. CCOWS aims to provide affordable, accessible, quality care and education to families in Robe and the surrounding districts.
Being MOBILE means that equipment is taken to each site in containers, that are packed into trolleys, which fit into a specially designed trailer that is towed by a 4WD vehicle. Staff set up the premises for the day so that compliance with licensing standards are met.
Robyn Paterson is the Manager of the service and is supported by a staff with great stamina and special skills. To start the day at a shed, drive through kangaroo country to a site, set up equipment and then care for children, pack up the equipment, reload the trailer and drive back to the shed takes staff with commitment, dedication, flexibility and enthusiasm.
CCOWS is a Commonwealth Government funded rural project, sponsored by the District Council of Robe and with liaison and support from DECD, the Department of Education, Employment and Work Relations and Site Partners.
Hours of Operation
Robe: Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 8.30am - 5.15pm
Robe (RSL): Wednesday, Thursday 8.30 am - 5.15 pm
Beachport: Wednesday 8.45am - 5.00pm
Kangaroo Inn: Thursday 8.45am - 5.00pm
Contact: Robyn Paterson
Phone: 8768 2003
Fax: 8768 2432