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Church Partnership

Integricare Christian Early Education Centres

We’re about freeing you to do ministry and leaving the rest to us

 

The early education sector continues to become more complex as it deals with increasing regulatory, compliance and accreditation requirements. This often leaves a church-based centre managing a high level of risk and issues that do not relate to early education and church ministry. Churches have worked with us over the years to minimise their personal risk and transfer the burden of compliance to us, allowing your leaders to focus on reaching the community.

We have non-denominational approach to our relationship with churches. Our history in the early learning sector has spanned over 50 years, along a number community-based ministries. Integricare has a strong track record in transitioning centres and integrating them into our network so that educators can focus on what you do best.

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Questions to ask yourself, if your church currently operates a church-based centre.

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  1. What risk management system do you have in place that protects you as a church and your members?
  2. Does your centre have a management committee and are they aware of the risk they are personally taking on in their role?
  3. Is the church keeping up with regulatory and compliance training?How faith-based is your centre, are you connecting with children and families in missional manner?
  4. How confident are you that you are compliant with employment law and administering your payroll correctly?
  5. If you have Christians or members of your church in the centre, to what extent do they see their role as an expression of their faith?
  6. What support systems do you have in place when your managers and employees are under stress?
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Is your church considering this as a new ministry opportunity?

If your church is new or looking at re-vitalising its connection with the local community, early education offers an excellent opportunity to connect with young families in your area. Christian education, and particularly early education, gives you a unique opportunity for local families to experience the love of Jesus. Alternatively, you may be considering planting a new church and seeking to connect with the local community immediately.

Contact us for more information today.

Email us at find.out.more@integricare.org.au

to book an online meeting with us.

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Why Partner with Integricare?

Mission-focussed partnerships

Most of the centres we have adopted have come from churches wanting to focus on their core purpose or re-position their early education centre as a ministry with a stronger focus on mission. We also remove most of the risk associated with a highly regulated sector from your church.

We are faith-informed, not-for-profit and community-based

Our Board and senior leaders represent a wide range of denominations and are active in their faith and ministry. We offer employees, families and children an environment that is proactive in practicing its faith in a respectful and considerate manner.

We are faith-informed, not-for-profit and community-based

Our Board and senior leaders represent a wide range of denominations and are active in their faith and ministry. We offer employees, families and children an environment that is proactive in practicing its faith in a respectful and considerate manner.

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The benefits of partnering with Integricare

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We are not-for-profit

We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and have been a not-for-profit organisation since our inception in 1882. Our resources are reinvested into our facilities, staff and programs that assist children and families. Our motivation is to see children, families and communities being transformed.

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We focus on each other’s strengths

Integricare can minimise the burden of managing an early education centre, thus freeing operators to focus on their core strengths and competencies.
This is particularly true of church partnerships where the transfer of management to Integricare allows them to focus on ministry and pastoral care.

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We are collaborative

We have built our reputation on working collaboratively with our partners such as churches and other not-for-profit faith-based organisations.
We have found that this type of relationship works best in terms of the delivery of excellent learning outcomes and the quality of care.

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Working at Integricare is more than a job

With over 200 staff and as a Christian organisation our culture is welcoming, family focused and we seek to go “the extra mile” for children in our care.
Partnering with Integricare will introduce a new level of dedication and passion to your operation.