Karori crèche to remain open

Operations of the Karori Plunket Crèche will be transferred to the Karori community in the new year, following successful negotiations between Plunket and crèche parents. 

The negotiations began in response to the Karori Under Fives community consultation held in June and July this year, when almost 450 people provided feedback to Plunket about the priority needs of young Karori families.

Spokesperson for the Karori Crèche parents, Rachael Bowie, said, "We are thrilled our much-loved and needed community crèche will remain open.

“We'd like to thank the Karori community for its strong support.

“It's been an uncertain year for crèche families, but with its new parent-led management team, the crèche has a bright and certain future." 

Plunket’s Chief Commercial Officer Duncan Scott said the completion of negotiations was the first step in implementing the consultation results.

“The consultation confirmed the crèche is a valued service for the Karori community and now that we have finished the negotiations with the parent representatives, we are pleased to be able to begin planning for the transfer of the crèche operations.”

Plunket will continue to operate the crèche service until the end of term one, 2019, and will complete the necessary arrangements for transfer over the next few months to enable a smooth transition for crèche families.

19 December 2018

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