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History

Blackmans Bay Childrens Services has a proud history of delivering child care services to the Kingborough area for almost 35 years.

 

1980 Blackmans Bay Child Care Centre was established as an occasional child care centre for 20 children between 2 years and 5 years of age. It was the first centre in Australia to be co-located with a school.
1985-1990 The Centre altered to a long day care model and increased the number of places to 30 to cater for children from 1 year to 5 years of age.Out of school hours programs were then established on the adjacent Blackmans Bay Primary School premises.
1994 Purchased the School Kindergarten building and land from the Department of Education. This building was then renovated to cater for 73 children from birth to 5 years of age.Name of the Centre was changed to Blackmans Bay Childrens Services Incorporated.

Became sponsor and operator of the Kingston Outside School Hours Care Program located on the Kingston Primary School site.

2000 Outside School Hours Care Program was established on the Illawarrra Primary School site.
2003 Assumed sponsorship of the St Aloysius Outside School Hours Care Program.
2004 Successfully tendered to the Department of Education for the lease, management and operation of the Mountain View Child Care Centre located on the Kingston Primary School site.
2005 Board adopted governance as the methodology to follow to fulfil the roles, functions, duties and obligations as the legal entity of the organisation.
2006 Funded an extension to Mountain View Child Care Centre providing 90 licensed places.
2008 Established Before School Care at Illawarra Primary Schools.
2009 Extended the capacity of St Aloysius Outside School Hours Care to 90 places.
2010 Established Before School Care at St Aloysius Primary School.
2012 Funded an Extension to Ocean View Child Care Centre.
2013 Founding Director and CEO, Susan Nolan retired.
2017 Outside School Hours Care Program established at New Town Primary School.