KU Annual Report 2010 - Page 11

Making the KU Difference Through sustainability Elena Arroba Director, KU Macquarie Park In addition to KU’s commitment to environmental sustainability, a key focus of KU’s Board is KU’s financial sustainability. Financial sustainability means we can continue to grow, making the KU Difference for more children and families. It also means we can continue to support inclusion and diversity, of both the children within our centres, and the staff within our team. Most importantly, financial sustainability is what will enable KU to continue finding the balance between the cost of providing high quality early childhood education and care, and our desire to keep fees as affordable as possible in all our services. Each KU centre budget is unique, and we rely heavily on our centre staff to manage their budgets effectively and responsibly. Prior to Elena Arroba’s appointment as the Director of KU Macquarie Park, the service had struggled financially for several years. In addition to taking on her new role and delivering a high quality program for the children and families, Elena worked tirelessly with her staff to manage her centre budget, and identify areas and opportunities for improvement. Through a focus on quality educational programs, teamwork, professionalism and promotion of the service, Elena was also able to increase enrolments and improve the centre’s overall financial performance. This has been achieved without sacrificing the quality of the program for the children and has also generated much positive feedback from families. The turnaround Elena has achieved at KU Macquarie Park means that the centre is now helping ensure KU’s long term financial sustainability. Recognising those who make our work possible KU acknowledges the funding and support we received during 2010. Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations New South Wales Department of Human Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs States and Territories Australian Capital Territory Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services Department of Human Services - Community Services Housing NSW NSW Department of Education and Training NSW Sport and Recreation Councils Bankstown City Council North Sydney Council City of Sydney NSW Clubs and Organsiations Community Development and Support Expenditure Scheme (CDSE) Westfield 115th Annual Report 2010 11 Making the KU Difference Through sustainability responsibly. Prior to Elena Arroba’s appointment as the Director of KU Macquarie Park, the service had struggled financially for several years. Elena Arroba Director, KU Macquarie Park In addition to KU’s commitment to environmental sustainability, a key focus of KU’s Board is KU’s financial sustainability. Financial sustainability means we can continue to grow, making the KU Difference for more children and families. It also means we can continue to support inclusion and diversity, of both the children within our centres, and the staff within our team. Most importantly, financial sustainability is what will enable KU to continue finding the balance between the cost of providing high quality early childhood education and care, and our desire to keep fees as affordable as possible in all our services. Each KU centre budget is unique, and we rely heavily on our centre staff to manage their budgets effectively and In addition to taking on her new role and delivering a high quality program for the children and families, Elena worked tirelessly with her staff to manage her centre budget, and identify areas and opportunities for improvement. Through a focus on quality educational programs, teamwork, professionalism and promotion of the service, Elena was also able to increase enrolments and improve the centre’s overall financial performance. This has been achieved without sacrificing the quality of the program for the children and has also generated much positive feedback from families. The turnaround Elena has achieved at KU Macqu &R&V2FBFR6VG&R2rVrV7W&R^( 2pFW&f67W7F&ƗG&V6v6rF6RvRW"v&76&PR6vVFvW2FRgVFrB7W'BvR&V6VfVBGW&r#6vVFWr6WFvW0FW'FVBbVGV6FFW'FVBbV6W'f6W0VVBBv&6R&VF2vVrF6&ƗGBR6&Rf7F&FW'FVBbVGV6FBV&ǐ6FBFWfVV@FW'FVBbf֖ƖW2W6r6VG6W'f6W2BFvVW0ff'26V60&7Fv6G6V6'F7FW6V66Gb7FW7FFW2BFW'&F&W0W7G&Ɩ6FFW'&F'FW'FVBbF6&ƗGW6pB6VG6W'f6W0FW'FVBbV6W'f6W06VG6W'f6W0W6r5p5rFW'FVBbVGV6F@G&p5r7'BB&V7&VF5r6V'2B&v6F06VGFWfVVB@7W'BWVFGW&R66VR4E4RvW7FfV@WFV&W'B#