Cluster Management Trial

Cluster managers were approved and recruited community preschools to participate in the two year trial.

The NSW Community Preschools Cluster Management Trial commenced in 2014 and the appointed cluster managers are now assisting the preschools that joined their clusters in metropolitan and rural and regional NSW.

The trial aims to test the potential for cluster management to reduce the pressures on volunteer management committees and improve the governance, service delivery and professional development of volunteer managed preschools.

The appointed cluster managers are:

  • Community Child Care Co-operative
  • Samaritans Foundation
  • CareWest

The trial is an opportunity for volunteer management committees to take advantage of the experience and innovative strategies the cluster managers can provide. The preschools negotiated with the cluster managers about the level of help required to best suit their particular needs.


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