Baringa Childcare Centre

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 25 November 2018, 1230pm AEDST, following the Spring Working Bee (9am-12pm). All association members are encouraged to attend. For details, contact [email protected].


We are pleased to announce the new Baringa Board, comprised of a high calibre of Directors with a diverse range of views and expertise, intertwined with a common commitment to enhancing the education and care of the most important members of our community – our children.

Building on the foundation of an Exceeding National Quality Standard, Baringa enters an exciting new phase, with the new Board encompassing a strategic leadership team of five (5) family members and five (5) community representatives. The Board also includes four (4) returning Board Directors providing consistency in progressing Baringa's Strategic Plan.


Family Members
  • Allyson Hogan, Director, Namadgi Legal (returning Board Director)
  • Jolanta Moore, National Sporting Schools Coordinator, Touch Football
         Australia (returning Board Director)
  • Victoria Kane, Advisor, Australian Taxation Office (returning Board Director)
  • Sally Rice, Advisor, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet
          (incoming Board Director - Conditional Appointment)

Community Members
  • John Mercer, Business Support Program Consultant
         (Conditional Appointment, Business Advisory)
  • Orlando Xie, Assistant Director, Department of Finance
         (Conditional Appointment, CPA Accountant)
  • Christine White, Director, Corinna Chambers Psychologist
         (Conditional Appointment, Clinical Psychologist)
  • Sheena Ireland, Director, Specialists in Communications
         (Conditional Appointment, Media Relations)
  • Melinda Varley, Learning and Development Manager, JAS Australia & NZ
         (Conditional Appointment, Human Resources, Learning & Development)

The incoming Board Directors will have their first Board Meeting on 10 December to determine positions and portfolios. Please make sure you say hello and make them feel welcome at the Baringa Christmas Party on 13 December.


Please also join us in thanking our outgoing Board Directors who have volunteered many hours of their expertise and care to Baringa:

  • Averil Foster, (Outgoing Chair)
  • Sarah Kirk (Outgoing Director, Strategic Planning)
  • Simone Black (Outgoing Director, Operations)


Board Board Nominations were open from 7-19 November, with an overwhelming amount of nominations, thanks everyone! This year, all ten Board positions became vacant. As we had ten candidates accept nominations, a formal election process was not necessary (clause 11.8(i) of the Constitution and clause 2.6 of the Board Elections By-Laws). For more information contact PJ Aguilar, Executive Officer at [email protected]


Baringa Childcare Centre has a rich history in early childhood education and care. As a pivotal part of the community, Baringa has been caring for generations of families for over 35 years. Baringa offers a nurturing environment to deliver quality education and care, building strong relationships with great inclusion and consistency.

Baringa is a not-for-profit education and care service which provides education and care to 120 children at any one time, employs over 40 permanent staff and casual relief staff. Baringa is an incorporated association operating under a Constitution and governed by the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (ACT)The organisation is a registered charity, with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), endorsed to help General community in Australia, Families and Early childhood aged under 6. The annual gross total income is approximately $3 million. A copy of the 2017-18 Audited Financial Statements are available upon request.

The Board and Centre Management apply the fundamental principle of what is in the best interests of the children attending Baringa as their decision-making platform. The rights and dignity of children are upheld in how the Centre conducts business which includes policy planning, communications, strategic planning and compliance. Baringa recognises and celebrates the contribution different cultures bring to the Baringa community including families who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Board meetings are held every 6 weeks with secretariat support from the Baringa Executive Officer.  Further information is at Section 11 of the Baringa Childcare Centre Association Incorporated Constitution and the Baringa Board Member Induction Policy


Contact Details

Baringa Child-Care Centre Association Incorporated 

ABN 42 028 145 288

64 Baddeley Crescent


P: 02 6258 8891

E: [email protected]