Developing community links in the ELC

Believing in the importance of collaborative partnerships within our local community, I have been trying to establish a connection between the young children of the Early Learning Centre and the older population of the Berwick region in order to build the social connectedness of our community. Despite making contact with a number of local retirement villages, we have been unable to organise an initial meeting with a goal of having residents visit and develop relationships with our pre-schoolers. I am now looking to our school community to see if there is anyone who could support us with our endeavours. If you would be able to make any suggestions or have a contact or idea to help us begin a connection with the older Berwick generations I would love to hear from you!

I can be contacted at the Early Learning Centre on 9703-8102 or via email on

Mrs Sue Eden
Director Early Learning Centre