Wheatbelt Childcare Survey - Cluster 1

Wheatbelt Childcare Survey - Cluster 1

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Wheatbelt Childcare Survey - Cluster 1
  • Wheatbelt Childcare Sustainability Project Questionnaire

  • Centre Details

  • Operational Details

  •   Birth-24 months 24-36 months 3-5 years 5 years +
    Approved Places
  •   Opening Time Closing Time
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  •   Full Day Half Day Before School After School Casual/Hourly
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  •   Casual/Hourly
    Minimum session time
    Does the family have to book the session or is it on a drop-in basis

  • Current Utilisation Details

    Please use data from the last full week that the centre was open
  •   Birth-24 months 24-36 months 3-5 years
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  •   Birth-24 months 24-36 months 3-5 years
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  •   Birth-24 months 24-36 months 3-5 years
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  •   3-5 years 5 years +
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  •   3-5 years 5 years +
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  • Information about the families

  •   None Some Most All
    Primary caregiver is in paid employment and/or studying
    Primary caregiver is NOT in paid employment and/or studying
  •   Number of families with child/ren currently attending the service Number of families with child/ren on the waiting list to attend the service
    5-10km
    10-20km
    20-40km
    40-60km
    60-80km
    >80km
  • Your opinion on utilisation

  •   no affect Unlikely affect Neutral affect Likely affect Extremely likely affect
    Cost
    Distance
    Awareness of childcare services
    Not enough children of childcare age in the area
    Concern about quality of care provided (i.e. concerns about staff turnover and continuity of care, qualifications of staff, safety of the centre, etc)
    Concern the facility is not fit for purpose
    Individual's perspective of childcare
    Lack of awareness of the benefits of childcare to child development in the early years
    Volunteer commitment required by users of community run childcare (incorporated associations)
    Availability of informal care (family, friends)
  • Staffing


  •   Paid Unpaid Total
    Contact Hours
    Non-contact Hours
  •   Daily Few times a week Weekly Few times a month Monthly Few times a year Yearly
    Administration (managing staff, payments, staff meetings, committee meetings)
    National Quality Framework reporting and approvals
    Developing relationships with families (New family orientation, documenting learning experiences and reporting to parents)
    Programming and planning activities
    Creating or updating operation documents (policies, forms, handbooks, enrolment forms, checklists, etc)
    Replying to correspondence (staff, parents, grants, etc)
    Ordering
    Producing marketing or informative material (newsletters, notification letters, newspaper articles, etc)
    Cleaning
    Other
  •   From the local area From within the Wheatbelt region From elsewhere in Western Australia From another Australian State or Territory From outside Australia
    Current Contact Staff
  •   From the local area From within the Wheatbelt region From elsewhere in Western Australia From another Australian State or Territory From outside Australia
    Recruited in the past 12 months
  • Viability Information

  •   Birth-24 months 24-36 months 3-5 years 5 years +
    Full Day
    Half Day
    Casual/Hourly
    Before School Care
    After School Care

  •   Income Expenditure
    2013/2014
    2014/2015
    2015/2016
  •   Amount
    Fee Revenue
    Fee Subsidy
    Sustainability Grant from DEEWR
    State Government Grants
    Other Grants
    Fundraising
    Other Income
    TOTAL INCOME
  •   Amount
    Wages - Contact Staff
    Wages - Non-Contact Staff
    Staff Expenses - Contact Staff
    Staff Expenses - Non-Contact Staff
    Administration Expenses
    Utilities
    Cleaning
    Consumables
    Gardening
    Rent
    Maintenance (not including wages for paid staff who undertake maintenance)
    Other Expenditure
    TOTAL EXPENDITURE
  • Governance and other information


  •   Not challenging A little challenging Moderately challenging Significantly challenging not applicable
    Ensuring the service complies with regulations
    Understanding reporting and record keeping requirements (NQF)
    Implementing and managing reporting and record keeping requirements (NQF)
    Resistance to fee increases
    Not enough families using the service
    Poor community perception about the benefits of childcare which affects families using the service
    No time/skills/money for marketing
    Operating costs
    Attracting qualified staff
    Finding qualified relief staff
    Retaining qualified staff
    Managing staff to child ratios and staff rosters
    Providing support to staff
    Lack of time to organise staff professional development
    Lack of time to for staff to participate in professional development
    Lack of money for appropriate professional development
    Lack of professional development programs/resources in the region
    No-shows of children booked
    Demands on volunteer board/committee members
    Lack of time to make strategic changes that we know would make a big difference to centre operations
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