When the Uniting Church decided to establish a child care centre, it was to support families in the local community.
In the late 1980’s, the South Perth church had some land and old buildings in need of refurbishment. It was decided to put these assets to good use, in a way that would help families and raise funds for the church. The vision was to provide child care of the highest standard.
The timing was ideal.
Research revealed a huge need for a local child care provider – there was nothing between Bentley and the Narrows Bridge. Funded partly from the sale of the Broome St Presbyterian Church, the South Perth Child Care Centre opened in October, 1993.
All 45 places were filled, and there was a waiting list for more.
For the first few years, the centre only catered for 2-6 year olds. Facilities were later added and care was also provided for babies – making the centre more viable, and life easier for families.