Allana Bauer, Elijah Girdler, Hayley Hallam and Cooper Fogwell are meant to be attending Narnia Kindergarten next year.
Allana Bauer, Elijah Girdler, Hayley Hallam and Cooper Fogwell are meant to be attending Narnia Kindergarten next year. Allan Reinikka

Kindergarten in crisis

MORE than 50 children could be spending another year at home as North Rockhampton's Narnia Kindergarten faces closure.

After losing its two teachers earlier this month, the kindy, which is affiliated with early-childhood association C&K, has been urgently trying to fill the positions for next year but has received no response.

President of the kindy's committee and parent Dean Bauer said the kindy was in desperate need of help.

"I've had my daughter on the waiting list at Narnia since she was born," he said.

"She is enrolled for next year but now she might not be able to go."

Mr Bauer, who also had a son go through Narnia, said the children enrolled for next year, let alone the hundreds on the waiting list, would have nowhere to go if they didn't find a replacement.

"They're not going to get in anywhere else, everywhere's already full," he said.

The kindy is seeking a permanent full-time teacher/director or two permanent part-time teachers.

Mr Bauer said both positions would be paid above award wages.

Applicants need to be qualified and have early childhood experience, he said.

Mr Bauer said the Narnia community was very supportive and would help out recruits in every way possible.

"We've already spent over $4000 on advertising," he said.

"But there's nothing I'm not going to do for the kids, we'll keep trying."

Mr Bauer urged people to apply.

Anyone interested should send their resume to narniakindy@yahoo.com.au or contact Mr Bauer on 0438 593 942.



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