Child care rebranded as The Den

Bayswater councillor Cr Steve Ostaszewskyj, Bayswater Child Care Association chair Cr Sally Palmer, committee secretary Sereena Garbett, Joey Cookman former chair, The DEN manager Ann Mills, Silverwood chair Nikki Staveley, Cr Michelle Sutherland and Cr Stephanie Gray with toddlers.
Bayswater councillor Cr Steve Ostaszewskyj, Bayswater Child Care Association chair Cr Sally Palmer, committee secretary Sereena Garbett, Joey Cookman former chair, The DEN manager Ann Mills, Silverwood chair Nikki Staveley, Cr Michelle Sutherland and Cr Stephanie Gray with toddlers.

THE Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Child Care Centre in Morley has been rebranded as the DEN.

The centre held a launch event on Saturday, which was attended by staff, Bayswater Child Care Centre Association members and Bayswater councillors.

A bus was also unveiled at the event.

Association chair and councillor Sally Palmer said the brand name change came about because the centre had different services and was called “the DEN” by the community.

“The service previously operated opposite the Morley Galleria shopping centre for 31 years,” she said.

“In 2015, the land at Tara Street was provided by the City of Bayswater and the Bayswater Child Care Association (Inc) built the new premises, which were completed in 2016.

“The centre was named in honour of the late Derrick Ernst, his skills as secretary and treasurer for 25 years is credited for the Bayswater Child Care Association’s ability to offer the community affordable childcare.

“In 2017, we applied for a sustainability grant from the Federal Government and it’s due to receiving the grant, that we’ve been able to put in a kitchen, created the BCCA website and increase our digital marketing.

“The grants has also funded the rebranding to the DEN, including the new logo and the animals that now decorate the building.”

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